Believe it or not, the BlackBerry PlayBook was actually quite well-received from a technical point of view. The tablet device looked good, had decent and competitive specifications and aside from the glaring omission of native email handling, was a very accomplished device. So just what went wrong?
Not even the two outgoing CEOs of RIM would argue that the company's ill-fated BlackBerry PlayBook tablet was a success. In fact, as far as tech flops go we'd argue that it's right up there with the HP TouchPad.
Just when the world was starting to lose hope in RIM’s first attempt to take on the tablet market with the BlackBerry PlayBook, a tool – which is the first one ever of its kind – has popped up in the interwebs which jailbreaks the said device.
Things just got real folks! At their big event today, HP finally announced its swanky new tablet to the world, and it's a beauty! Called the HP TouchPad, the tablet is the result of Palm being absorbed into the world of HP with webOS beating at the heart of the device. With more sliding and swiping than you can throw a stick at, this new version of Palm's webOS brings the software up to version 3.0 and it's never looked so good.