Jevel has made some good points about the 3 devices, here is my take on them. IMO both the Playbook and IPad are toys (I don't have an opinion about the Galaxy Tab as I don't have one), by Toys I mean I can live without them, can I live without a PC probably but it would be very difficult. Having said that my wife's IPad is now on the coffee table all the time, used for quick browser searches, playing music on Itunes (replaced her Ipod) although it can't replace my IPod since the disk is too small, 64 Gb, this is ridiculously small. She also has an APP for listing our DVD collection on it, again you have to buy it, and really annoying that it does not multi task, so shutting one App down opening another one copying information then going through the process again is a major pain. Yes there are far more Apps on the Ipad than the Playbook, but the Ipad has been out much longer, plus a lot of the Ipad Apps are upscaled from the Iphone which has had even more time for developers to work on it, so let’s be fair, how will the Playbook look in 5 years? I like the fact that I have OfficeDocs on the Playbook (no additional purchase) unlike the Ipad. Also the Playbook due to its size comes with me, whilst the Ipad stays at home on the coffee table, I have used the video camera and the camera on it quite a few times, when I didn’t have my SLR with me, and it takes good quality pictures, better that the Ipad. I also use the bridge capability a lot which is very useful.
So it is really up to the individual and how they want to use their toy as to which to buy
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