I was sorry to see that the reviews of the RIM PlayBook were so negative. While not a crackberry fan, there needs to be competition for the iPad for more progress to be made. In fact, it looks like RIM is giving in to the critics and offering a native e-mail app. A lot of the problem is that the PlayBook is still unfinished and a little buggy still. They were relying a lot on their bridge program to use with their phones, but it was not even ready for the grand presentation. Not good.
An interesting comment by a pro-RIM analyst was that there may not be a 'tablet' market, but what the public really wants is an 'iPad' market. It also went on to mention that the experts are saying Apple is two generations ahead of everyone else. It was also said that MS and RIM have a tight deadline to get their products right, or fold their tents and quit.