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It kind of surprises me that even though the BlackBerry PlayBook isn't a very popular device, it's always in the news. Most of the time, it's for problems and lies, but occasionally it's for something good. Fortunately, today falls within the latter category. 

Although it's been quite a few months in the making, it looks like the native email, contacts, and calendar apps for the PlayBook are almost complete. Above is the email client, looking pretty slick and functional. 

Still, even when these are released, it won't change the fact that the PlayBook still hasn't sold very well, making developers go to other platforms instead to make more money and get more exposure. 

Does the addition of these three essential apps make you any more inclined to take advantage of any Black Friday sales? Or is the PlayBook still a waste of money at $200 even with the new apps?

[BlackBerry Cool]