With commentary by Patrick Avenell

Click here to read the full story on the BlackBerry PlayBook.

The BlackBerry PlayBook has no buttons on the front, with all control via touch on the screen and bezel. And apologies for the poor quality of the images: the setting wasn't conducive to great photography.

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The home screen with carousel view of all the open apps.

The PlayBook on its charging stand playing a YouTube video over Wi-Fi.

The PlayBook with its touchscreen keyboard raised.

And a nice clean shot of the PlayBook supplied by RIM.