Very well put and the latter is the whole reason that I just have to hold on to mine. Its completely professional grade from the ground up up; however it lacked the simplest of things. There is so much potential for the Playbook, and i doubt i would have ranted if my Torch would pair, and my carrier did not block the most important app.
Yes, at launch the Playbook is not fully realized or even fully functional. But you can see how well, how quickly and how powerfully the hardware and QNX respond, and how this true 'multitasking' idea just might have some merit. Most of the available apps are little better than betas, but even so, they provide a strong indication of the road ahead.
I would hope to see the obvious suspects addressed asap however:
- native email, txt and BBM;
- better BB Bridge uniformity with handheld operations;
- universal search
- more consistent swipe-functionality, so that every app and every screen is subject to the same uniform commands (on that front, the UI design seems very good, not only easy to use, but easy to recall, even without the Playbook in your hands);
- GPS apps