My tweets went from the approved hashtag #meettheplaybook to #almostmettheplaybook as the obvious scenario of actually touching a PlayBook went from “woohoo” to “uh oh”. I am truly excited about the PlayBook, I really am. I’d be more excited if I could have held one in my hand. There weren’t that many of us, they could have walked around and let each swipe our finger across the screen… followed by hand sanitizer…
Let’s go by the official PlayBook page and what the reviewers so far have to say:
The momentum certainly seems to be there.
It looks astoundingly nice.
It looks sleek, it seems powerful.
I totally agree. It does seem and look like a pretty awesome device. Until you touch it and try it, that’s all it is. Theory.
However, if you want to get your hands on one, write an app for the BlackBerry appworld and be approved. That’s a pretty great caveat, I’d say.
In other words, devs that are bitching that they can’t try out the PlayBook, "Put up or shut up." It’s not like this is the first time a dev has been asked to write something based on blind faith. iOS Packager, anyone?