February 25, 2013
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My mum called me the other day and told me that she had bought a device, but she didn’t know how to use it. So, she said she would send it to me.
That device was a BlackBerry PlayBook, and I’m using it to write this blog post tonight.
Overall though, it is very limited in how useful it can be compared to other, more common tablets on the market. For example, the app store is very limited and it can be hard to find the right app for the task at hand.
I am very disappointed in the Twitter, Facebook and email apps, given the intended market for the tablet. The Web browser, though, is quite reasonable – responding well on most websites, and doing a great job rendering Flash based websites.
Overall, though, I think that I will be handing this over to my kids to use for a combination of Web browsing and media player – because the limited range in the app store will stop them turning it into a glorified games tablet.
Have you used a BlackBerry PlayBook?
Tell me what you think about it. What do you love about it, what would you change?