Review: BlackBerry PlayBook strong, well-priced


You need three things to compete with Apple’s iPad tablet computer: A gorgeous, easy-to-use device that people will love, a bustling app store and an attractive price tag. Nobody has been able to match the iPad thus far. But the PlayBook, the first effort from BlackBerry smartphone maker Research In Motion, has emerged as one of the strongest contenders, the Associated Press reports. On the surface, the PlayBook looks similar to other iPad competitors: Its slick touch screen measures 7 inches diagonally, smaller than the iPad’s but comparable with those of others… It has front and rear cameras for snapping photos and video conferencing and a black rubberized plastic back and sides…

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