I commend RIM for making what looks like a pretty good first effort. (I admit that my expectations were set very low.) But the reason people buy iPads is because they see someone else’s, they try it, and it’s so fun and delightful that they stop thinking about the price, go to the nearest Apple store, and buy one.
Marco Arment has done a better review of reviews than I could manage. We’ve been waiting for the PlayBook for over a year and now it is here at last. Read Marco’s views here.