QNX on Playbook makes Kindle Fire look like a busy mess
Lots of comparisons being thrown around between the Playbook and the Kindle Fire, if only because of their similar size and shape. Dig deeper, though, and these are very different devices.
I know this is purely subjective, but QNX is a much cleaner and intuitive interface than the custom Android of the Fire. Gestures make navigation a painless experience, and everything is very nicely laid out.
Unfortunately, the Kindle Fire still wins because there's just so much more you can do and so many more apps available. Its a shame, really, because the Playbook is a user-friendly delight. RIM seems to be pinning their hopes on upcoming Android app support, but I think that's wrong-headed. We need more native Playbook apps, built from the ground up to take advantage of the hardware.