Dropped by my local Canadian Staples to see the Playbook. The Playbook is actually quite nice, and is primarily designed to be a tablet companion for Blackberry users right now. Really liking the gesture bezel. Left and right allow you to switch between active applications, down brings up the application tray, and up is similar to an expanded menu button in Android. The front is buttonless, so you have to get used to the gestures to perform tasks. The browser works like its supposed to, including Adobe Flash. Text input is standard fare The interface generally feels snappy, but you could get animations to be a little choppy if you try. It is quite well optimized and visually engaging. The default homescreen is a stack of open applications, which you have to close manually as you switch from task to task. Not sure if there is an upper limit, but as long as you kill the tasks you are not in, it will work just fine. As for right now, there are not enough apps for the thing to allow you to make the device lag significantly. Compared to Honeycomb, it feels more intuitive to use and much less cluttery. But the cards multitask interface will take some getting used to because it is quite unique.