Date: April 19, 2011 

With its market share crumbling, RIM opted to join the tablet game and released a business-centric device that stood true to BlackBerry's mobile mantra. An unmemorable launch, along with the company's recall of nearly 1,000 PlayBooks due to software issues made it an immediate failure. Not to mention its expensive price tag, weak battery life, inferior app store selection, and need to be paired with a BlackBerry smartphone to access email and calender.