Unboxing the BlackBerry PlayBook was a bit of a religious experience but nothing really blew my mind. The packaging was nice a clean and looked really modern reminding me of Apple and old Creative Labs product packaging. The only really surprise in the box was the inclusion of a neoprene sleeve for the PlayBook. I am not sure if that will be coming standard on all devices but its nice of RIM to throw it in there. Along with that we also have a MicroUSB cable along with a MicroUSB wall charger.
Once you turn on the device it will ask you to swipe to continue while I missed the animation on the bottom of the screen showing how to swipe. You simply swipe on the bottom middle of the screen from the left to the right to swipe between the setup screens. Once you get past the initial first screens and setup of Wi-Fi it will prompt you to do a pretty large OS update at almost 300MB. It took my device about 20 minutes to do that and restart over a 10Mbps connection at home. Pretty sweet for an OS install and reboot.
PS: Its kind of fun listening to Pandora on my PlayBook (browser) while writing this… 🙂