Toronto Mike

Tablet Talent Show: RIM's Playbook Arrives!


When HP sent me a Touchpad in July, I dove into the tablet market for the first time.  The Touchpad didn't make it, but it got me wondering if there's a viable iPad alternative out there.  No doubt Apple's iPad is a dominating #1, but what's #2?

In my quest to experience more than the iPad and Touchpad, I decided I'd like to spend some time with RIM's Playbook, Motorola's Xoom, Samsung's Galaxy and Asus's Transformer.

RIM's Playbook arrived earlier today and I'm right now installing Blackberry Bridge to connect it to my Blackberry.

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Motorola is installing the Android 3.1 update and then shipping me a Xoom.  I'm hoping to have that by the end of the week.  I still need a connection at Samsung and Asus, so if anyone can help with that, I'd appreciate it.

This tablet talent show should be fun.  I'll rank 'em all and list the pros and cons here.

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