RIM CEO Mike Lazaridis was interviewed recently about the BlackBerry PlayBook. As you can see in the video, Mr. Lazaridis is excited about breaking into the tablet market. He seems very proud of the multitasking abilities of the PlayBook, and makes a point to say that the PlayBook will not have a cellular modem in it because the cellular modem is "in your smartphone" (BlackBerry).
"It’s foolish to fight the Web," Lazaridis said, noting that Adobe has three million developers for its various products. "The Web has become the platform around the world….The whole point of PlayBook is to bring the power of tablets up to the Web platform."
The PlayBook looks very snappy, but next to the iPad it seems small.