I admit it. I got a BlackBerry PlayBook day one… Even though I really like my PlayBook for web browsing, the device does truly pale in comparison to the iPad for most everything else. I haven’t recommended the BlackBerry PlayBook to a single person. As a matter for fact, I’ve recommended to the few people who have asked about them that they not get one.
These recommendations are based on fact that the PlayBook suffers from a ridiculously small number of applications that are worth more than the time it took to code them and the fact that the BlackBerry PlayBook costs as much as an iPad. If you had $500 or more to shell out on tablet , why not get an iPad? This was the case, at least, until RIM reported second quarter fiscal 2011 results last week, told the world just how bad the BlackBerry PlayBook was doing, and, Research in Motion co-CEO Jim Balsillie said that the PlayBook would see price cuts.