The BlackBerry PlayBook ably showcases RIM's powerful new mobile operating system, but its middling size diminishes many of its best features.
The latest quarter showed a surprising rise in PlayBook shipments, suggesting a hint of life for the once-mocked tablet.
CEO Thorsten Heins said he wasn't satisfied with the experience.
commentary Research In Motion's next-generation operating system may have more than its fair share of challenges, but it doesn't face the same problems as the ill-fated tablet.
The 3G model of the BlackBerry PlayBook is now available in the UK.
The tablet is in short supply at several outlets. You can still get it, however, at Amazon, OfficeDepot, and RIM's own online store.
The software upgrade to RIM's BlackBerry tablet adds security and some minor fixes.
The RIM device is the first tablet to get approval for use within U.S. federal agencies. It's a rare bright spot for a tablet that has stumbled out of the gate.
Natali Morris takes a first look at the BlackBerry PlayBook from CES 2011.