After what seems like an eternity, the BlackBerry PlayBook is finally available on retail shelves.  Announced at DEVCON last year, it's available in 16, 32, and 64 GB flavors, and starts at $499.99.  It offers a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 7-inch display, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, 3-megapixel front-facing camera, and RIM's new QNX platform.  The tablet has a lot of potential, but there are a lot of people that are wary of BlackBerry, given that they've fallen behind the curve in the smartphone game.  Will the tablet suffer the same fate?

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Don Kenyon Not going to buy one..
Greg Alexander Yeah, cos I want that killer native email, calendar, and BBM in this 'professional grade' tablet! Oh wait... What? No native email, calendar and BBM? Isn't that BlackBerry's bread and butter? Why is Need For fucking Speed installed? And why is it called PLAYbook, If it's not a toy and meant for business professionals? SO much fail here. SMH
Elis Diaz Waiting for galaxy tab 8.9 or 10.1, don't know which I want yet.
Marti Ruiz nop but galaxy tab 10.1 v yes
Kri Orbito nope. HTC Flyer for me
Damyan Farion IPAD 2!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHATS WRONG WITH U PPL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Chad Richter Touch pad ftw!
Jim Eakins not only no but hell no
Chris Bushing No lol. Unless you have a blackberry it's pointless
Darryl Mouzone No. I don't buy tablets. What a waste of money.
Arnulfo Aviña Torrés No. Blackberry has never been in my list!!
David Reyes Nope dont like RIM, and their OS. I especially dont like blackberries
Guillermo De León I already did! Kicks ipad ass!
Steve Snyder Already bought mine. I love it!
Michael Mcdaniel iPad all the way crack berry sucks
Steve Tabaluyan No.Have Galaxy Tab
Derek Miner No, blackberry sucks
Tim Gruber maybe if I was made of money
Pierce Swan This thing can run android apps tho can't it? Might be only reason id consider one cause last I had a blackberry was about a year ago and the app selection sucked honestly.
Keith Howells Nope..check out the david pogue review hilarious
Himanshu Mane no gslate is better
Dawn Stiles OMG, no way! I REFUSE to own Crackberry ANYTHING!
Frankie Williams I'm a fan of the Blackberry but if the Playbook is limited to the same sparse apps, I will consider the iPad or an Android based tablet such as the Samsung Galaxy.
Patrick Scot I played with it today and did not like it at all
Matt Kerchner I'd rather shoot myself. Anything that isn't Android is useless.
Tarek El-Eter Yes I love android but playbook looks sexy
Brian Busyapongpakdee Already got a Xoom
Nate Peters Gslate all the way.
Jean Pennie I will as soon as I can find one in stock; they are sold out everywhere
Mauro dAngelo No because I'm Italian and I'll see the Playbook in IT Stores in 2015. Anyway tablet are useless.
John Cruz No Xoom is better
Amanda Sutton Messer No, waiting on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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