We're more used to seeing business orientated smartphones from BlackBerry, but RIM – the company behind BlackBerry – wants the new BlackBerry PlayBook to take on Apple's iPad head to head.
One of the things we love about the BlackBerry PlayBook is the fact that it's among the smaller tablets, with the 7-inch screen making it portable enough to take wherever you go. The compact screen also leads to a light weight, with the 425g body easily light enough to hold comfortably in one hand for long periods of time.
Despite having a compact screen, the BlackBerry PlayBook goes one better than a lot of its 7-inch rivals, boasting a sharp 1200 x 600-pixel resolution. There's easily enough space onscreen to view webpages without having to zoom out or scroll.
The BlackBerry PlayBook is also a capable device, with its 1GHz processor making light work of most tasks, and even being capable of playing back 1080p video.
The biggest problem with the BlackBerry PlayBook is a lack of apps. The Apple iPad 2, RIM's biggest rival, features loads of apps specifically designed for the tablet form factor, and the PlayBook really struggles to compete without them.