We’ve had a couple of weeks off for the holidays, but we’re back in full force. And what better week to come back? RIM was at the Consumer Electronics Show this week showing off the PlayBook, so we’re talking plenty about that. There’s also a big part about how it plays into RIM’s future. So click on over here to hear the BBGeekcast (12 min, 21 sec) And don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you won’t miss future episodes!
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Just how good is the PlayBook? Before all we had were demos that were controlled by RIM. But at CES, for the first time, actual users got their hands on the device. We got some pretty full reviews, and it sounds as though RIM is on the right path. The device isn’t complete yet — it still lacks apps — but the consensus seems to be that once they get the developers on board this could be a top of the market tablet. The PlayBook actually plays heavily into the future of RIM. It’s one of three aspects that we’ll see them concentrating on in 2011. Aside from the tablets, we have “super phones,” which is akin to Android devices, and the traditional BlackBerry line. It sounds like RIM has its cards lined up and ready to play.