I don't know what all the RIM bashing is about. Maybe because Apple was first and it's not just like an iPad? I wasn't an early adopter with Playbook, but when they dropped the price by $300, it became an impulse buy and well worth it. The Bridge works fine for synching email, but I will be happier when two devices are not needed. There are a few bugs as you can expect with a first release, but nothing to make it "half-baked."
I think the author has never tried a Playbook but instead just parrots the bad press from everywhere else while claiming to be neutral.
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