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RIM PlayBook launches: Here's your mini-guide

Research in Motion Tuesday started making available its answer to the iPad: an enterprise-focused tablet computer called the PlayBook that starts at $500.

If it seems like the PlayBook has been a long time coming, it has. RIM introduced it in September and then put it in reviewers' hands at CES in January, so pretty much whatever can be said about it has been said by now.

And so far, what’s been said hasn’t been enough to dissuade most would-be tablet buyers from planning to head in Apple’s direction.  Though word that the PlayBook will be able to run Java and Android apps has intrigued some. 

Here’s a look back at coverage from Network World and its sister publications to get you up to speed quickly on the device, which is available directly from RIM as well as at retailers Best Buy, Office Depot, OfficeMax and Staples.

Meet RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook

PC World’s slideshow on the PlayBook’s features.

PlayBook vs. iPad video

This video was issued by RIM in November – before iPad 2 debuted.

Four things RIM PlayBook got right

RIM has delivered a device with 1GHz dual-core processor power and a light/lean feel, plus support for Flash

Four things RIM's PlayBook got wrongRIM’s tablet is missing some pretty obvious stuff from the start, including stand-alone email.

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