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BlackBerry PlayBook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8226 reviews of BlackBerry PlayBook. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and size. The performance and price also get good reviews, but there are some mixed views about the GPS navigation. The apps and battery get critical reviews.

usability, price, performance, size, screen

battery, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the BlackBerry PlayBook is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for BlackBerry PlayBook

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 642 user reviews of BlackBerry PlayBook from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the screen and portability. The price and performance also get good views. There are some mixed comments about the reliability. Many are negative about the storage and apps.

usability, performance, price, portability, screen

apps, storage

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry PlayBook

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1630 user reviews of BlackBerry PlayBook from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the portability and size. The performance and price also get good feedback, whereas the GPS navigation and reliability get mixed reviews.

usability, price, performance, size, portability

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

BlackBerry PlayBook

 

Is this 7in tablet a gateway device or for CrackBerry addicts only?

Smaller size is easier to handle ; Elegant design ; Feature packed ; Theoretically fast hardware

Performance too variable ; Unstable ; Limited app support ; Requires BlackBerry phone for email

Of course video chat is one option for the cameras and this is available on the PlayBook. However, it only works from PlayBook to PlayBook.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Chris Smith (t3.com)

Blackberry Playbook review

 

The BlackBerry Playbook is the new tablet computer from Research in Motion (RIM). With its high-end specs and features, and timeless design, it's a strong attempt by BlackBerry to break into the lucrative tablet market

The 7-inch form factor is perfect for RIM fans, while the design, build and OS are very good. However, sadly, this isn’t the tablet to break the Apple stranglehold. There’s no 3G option presently, the screen falls a little short and there just isn’t...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Rhiain Morgan (t3.com)

BlackBerry PlayBook unboxing video

 

We reveal what lurks inside the PlayBook's box

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

BlackBerry PlayBook

 

Well put together, clean interface, fine browser, good screen for video

No mail app, expensive for smaller size, performance can be beaten

Plenty on offer, but this will come into its own for BlackBerry users

Aug, 2011

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

BlackBerry Playbook OS 2.0 review

 

PlayBook OS 2.0 still isn't quite as rounded as Android or iOS, but it's got everything you really need for not a lot of cash

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

BlackBerry has finally released its PlayBook 2.0 operating system bringing with it a host of new features -most importantly email and calendar options.

Email, Calendar, Contacts, Social, Android support, and the new BlackBerry remote really bring the PlayBook kicking and screaming into a tablet you might now consider.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

BlackBerry PlayBook review

 

Despite previous forays into touchscreen territory, BlackBerry is still best known as the leader in QWERTY email phones. Undeterred, it's now delivered its first tablet, the 7in PlayBook. Initial impressions are that it's small – possibly too small. It...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

BlackBerry PlayBook

 

Six months after it was first announced in San Francisco, Research In Motion's tablet is finally here. But has it been worth the wait, should you be resisting your urges for an iPad, and has RIM with its new operating system got what it takes? We've...

Screen, size, speed, performance

No apps, currently no email, no calendar, no contacts

Reading the US reviews of the BlackBerry PlayBook you would have thought that the launch of the company’s first tablet was a train wreck of massive proportions, a device that you shouldn’t touch with a barge pole. Strangely we don’t hold those views...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

BlackBerry PlayBook hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

We were at the launch, we've seen stacks of information about the BlackBerry Playbook, and now we've managed to get some hands on time with the new tablet

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Matthew Bolton (techradar.com)

BlackBerry PlayBook review

 

Multi-tasking powerhouse still needs an interface boost

1080p HD video playback ; Fast dual-core processor ; Bright screen ; Super cheap

Too few apps ; Small screen ; Clunky interface ; Weak battery

Update: With more price drops for the BlackBerry tablet, we've taken yet another look at the Playbook to see if it's finally worth the cash, in light of a 4G PlayBook coming later this year.

Jul, 2012

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