LAS VEGAS--When RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook tablet first made the scene in 2011, it arrived without any standalone apps for e-mail, contacts, or calendar.
At the time, RIM stated the omission was a deliberate security measure that allowed its predominantly corporate clientele to adopt the device immediately without any additional risk. If a BlackBerry customer wanted their e-mail, contacts, and calendar information on their tablet, they had the option of securely pairing the tablet with their BlackBerry smartphone for temporary access.
Needless to say, the PlayBook's non-corporate customers found the lack of a basic e-mail app to be puzzling. … Read more