So this week a ton of BlackBerry PlayBook reviews came out, including the one right here on Laptop Magazine. I just happened to attend a BlackBerry Launch event on Thursday and was able to leave the event with the device. Now while the reviews from many sites haven't been so favorable, on the design/style tip I think the BlackBerry PlayBook is what a tablet should be.
Sure the Apple iPad, Motorola Xoom, and other upcoming tablets have larger screens. I think the PlayBook is just the right size for a decent tablet. 7 inches is good enough for me, as I'm not looking for a desktop/laptop replacement. I'm looking for a secondary quick device when I'm out on the go.
Then you have the design. You know what I'm going to say: the PlayBook has a rubberized back. Rubberized, people! So you know it has already gotten cool points because of this. The all black rubberized back looks good, with the nice little BlackBerry logo in the middle. On the front, you have a very sharp and crisp screen. Also present are speakers on the front -- the speaker cut outs don't distract from the other look and feel of the device, so this is a plus.
Overall this device just looks good, and is a classy example of the style RIM is known for when it comes to their products. While the overall reviews have been mixed, from a style and fashion aspect, this tablets rocks. So far I just like looking at it; we'll see if I like using soon enough as well!
BlackBerry PlayBook G Style Rating: Fashion Forward
Jason Anderson is a self-proclaimed gadget head and publisher of G Style Magazine where he covers all things “fashionably technical.” He contributes a weekly post on laptop and gadget panache. The views and opinions Jason expresses are his own.