Top 6 Gadgets for Summer Travel

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Research in Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook   (16GB, $499; 32GB, $599 or 64GB, $699; blackberry.com )  Everyone has their own tablet preference, but, whether relaxation or catching up on work is your motive, the PlayBook makes for a great companion on any stateside or international venture. At under a pound, the Playbook can easily fit in your carryon luggage. While many are excited about its over 3,000 app selections, business folks will be delighted to know that, unlike the iPad and iPad 2, it supports Adobe Flash and has Microsoft Office capabilities (via an app). BlackBerry smartphone users can even connect the tablet with their phone to access their BBM, calendar, email, to-do list and address book. Stop work and appreciate the scene by taking pictures with the gadget’s high-definition forward-and-backward –facing cameras. The Playbook is proof that big things do come in small packages.  Carrier: AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint

Research in Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook (16GB, $499; 32GB, $599 or 64GB, $699; blackberry.com…

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