BlackBerry PlayBook

  • BlackBerry PlayBook
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Based on 96 scores, 162 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    15
  • Good:
    39
  • Average:
    16
  • Bad:
    26

The BlackBerry PlayBook is a tablet that runs BBOS featuring a 7-inch display with 1024 x 600 pixel resolution. The sides of the PlayBook are coated with a soft-touch rubber that has a quality feel and provides some grip. A 3.5mm headphone jack is present as well, on the bottom of the tablet are three ports: micro-HDMI, micro-USB, and a three pin accessory dock connector.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on -

As we have seen throughout this review, the BlackBerry PlayBook offers a lot to like, and a lot to hope for. The user experience is solid, it can be a joy to use, and we rarely found issues with crashing or instability. Unfortunately, that is not...

By howtospendit.ft.com on -

Let me emphasise the positive first. It's delightful to hold and watch. It has a chunky, solid feel, a super-quick brain, a great display of an optimum size and a superb rubbery back so it doesn't slip like an iPad does. An overall feeling of...

By GadgetSpeak on 92

It is small enough to fit in a pocket and can handle your productivity and entertainment needs but takes a different path to other non-Apple...

By itproportal.com on 80

For all of its faults, the PlayBook is a very likeable product. It's fantastically well made, its operating system is a pleasure to use, and the features it does offer are almost universally well implemented. The lack of apps, and greater lack of...

By DigitalVersus on 80

The PlayBook is a compact, fast tablet that's ideal for fans of BlackBerry smartphones. However, with its excellent screen and custom OS, this tablet should have a much wider appeal than just the RIM business users it's primarily aimed at. The...

By AsiaOne on 40

On first touch, the BlackBerry Playbook seems like a comfortable and very portable size.It is light, and with a 7-inch screen, fits into a regular sized bag without taking up too much space.After the device is powered on, however, the navigation takes...

By Computer Shopper on 80

A huge price drop and revised OS make RIM's tablet much more appealing to consumers than the first version. (Business users still need to use their BlackBerry phones in concert with it for some functions.)...

By GadgetSpeak on 80

If you say BlackBerry to any one under forty they probably thing smartphone. If over sixty they thing of a berry growing wild picked in late summer. Here for all it’s the BlackBerry offering into the very crowded Tablet market...

By tech.uk.msn.com on 80

RIM What is it? RIM, maker of BlackBerry smartphones, has entered the tablet fray with a stylish seven-inch screen model. What's great Spiffy-looking hardware that's super-fast, with an appealing operating system and good battery life....

By NotebookCheck on 88

The BlackBerry PlayBook looks like an alien at first glance. While Android is becoming very fashionable at the moment and the apps for it are emerging fast, RIM's tablet is on the shelves with the proprietary operating system, BlackBerry Tablet OS...

By Computeractive on 60

A fast tablet with a slick operating system, but for the price it doesn't do enough...

By Government Computer News on -

S The coolest part of the display design is that the margins of the screen are sensitive to touch. So if you are finished with an application, you simply touch into the margin and push your finger in an upward motion. This throws the running...

By Whathifi.com on 80

While Android and iOS are the big movers of late, BlackBerry is a key player. The company's first tablet looks to build on its impressive, smartphone-based reputation.Feeling solid with a matt finish, the PlayBook is a robust, more portable device...

By Expert Reviews on 100

A fast and long-lasting 7in tablet, the PlayBook's connection to BlackBerry phones make it a must-have for existing users, and its Android app support widens its appeal further...

By ThinkDigit on 60

Right now, the BlackBerry PlayBook is ideal for a BlackBerry smartphone user looking to purchase a tablet. This is mainly due to the BlackBerry Bridge sync option. However, even then I would advise potential buyers to wait it out till there is a...

By PCWorld India on 75

The Blackberry Playbook is the first tablet from RIM and features a 7-inch display coupled with a dual-core 1GHz processor....

By The Inquirer on -

BITTER RIVALS Khidr Suleman and Chris Martin fight to the metaphorical death over the best 7in tablet currently on the market. This video face-off features three 7in tablets that are assessed on their various merits, and a winner is crowned. But which...

By PCPer on -

BlackBerry’s PlayBook is an unusual entry into the tablet market. Its matte plastic and blocky design makes it clear this tablet isn’t designed to compete with others on by wowing consumers with its must-have aesthetics.That would be fine...

By ITP.net on 80

The PlayBook is a capable tablet whose functionality and usefulness will only increase as more apps and games become available....

By PCWorld New Zealand on -

#3 in our 2011 Tablet Countdown.Disclaimer time: This model is not yet available in New Zealand, except via parallel import. We picked this one up at BlackBerry World, which Zara Baxter attended as a guest of Research in Motion.Blackberry's PlayBook...