The BlackBerry PlayBook is a new 7-inch business tablet that shows promise. Widely panned by those in the tech industry, there are several compelling features for entrepreneurs who might find the tablet works remarkably well when it comes to streamlining your mobile life. But let’s be clear up front: this is NOT the tablet to buy right now.
On paper, the specifications are business friendly. The PlayBook is small (about 5 x 9 inches) and light (at just under a pound) and has a 1GHz dual-core processor. The device has most of the features you’d expect in the age of iPad including built-in GPS, a tilt sensor that rotates the screen automatically, and fast wi-fi for access on the road. The 16GB version we tested costs $500, which is the same as the entry-level Apple iPad 2.