Several media outlets are viewing the BlackBerry Playbook launch as lackluster because of the absence of a big consumer lineup.
Quarter after quarter, RIM sells devices to over 10 million customers without fanfare or extra wait in line for their early adopters. It seems strange that it is now the standard in which gadget launches are graded. Judging a device launch based on it’s surrounding hype is like deciding the results of an election based on exit polls. These first few months of getting the Playbook in the hands of consumers and developers publishing software will slowly reveal to the public the true potential of the Playbook.
I don’t interpret “BlackBerry amplified” as being a typical tablet experience. Now that the BlackBerry Playbook has launched, people will slowly come to realize how unlike a large connected iPod it really is.