The BlackBerry PlayBook is selling in Canada, enough to be the #1 Selling tablet at both Best Buy, and Future Shop. RIM let us know about the news earlier today and they also mentioned it on Twitter. The combination of the PlayBook OS 2.0 update, and lower prices is driving consumers to get their hands on the device. I have done some traveling and each time somebody sees me using the device they ask about it. The first thing they usually say is that the UI looks cool, and the swiping gestures look easy to use. The PlayBook saw a rocky launch, specially from critics who love the idea of bashing RIM each time they have a chance, but is good to see most of those negative news changing slowly. Things can only get better for BlackBerry now that we know that PlayBook OS 2.0 will be the foundation for BlackBerry 10 devices.
RIM also sent out the following information about the growing interest from developers:
We’re seeing some strong interest from Android developers, too – close to 6,225 apps have been submitted to BlackBerry App World as of February 29, 1,827 apps have been approved and there are over 3,000 pending review.
BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 offers users new features that include the integrated email client with a powerful unified inbox, social Integration with Calendar and Contacts apps, the updated BlackBerry® Bridge™ app, improved mobile productivity, and new apps and content.