The BlackBerry Playbook is a great little device, let down by RIM's inability to understand what it is that consumers want from a tablet (like web email and app variety). At least RIM does understand enterprise grade smartphones, which makes the Optus deal of a Torch 9860 with bonus Playbook well worth a second look. $0 up front on a $49 cap plan over 24 months is a big commitment, but you do get a lot of gadget for your money. [Optus]
Lunchtime Deal: Bonus BlackBerry Playbook With BlackBerry Torch 9860 From Optus
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Billionaire tech icon Elon Musk turned a lot of heads in Malibu, California on Saturday night when he showed up to a swanky restaurant in his new Tesla Cybertruck. But Musk’s night on the town included at least one embarrassing hiccup. The founder of Tesla and SpaceX hit a traffic pylon with his shiny new vehicle that some Twitter users joked was roughly the height of a small child.
We’ve all seen the peculiarly-designed Tesla Cybertruck on stage and driving on a short course during its debut last month. But if you’ve been wondering what the vehicle looks like on public roads, especially next to standard, run-of-the-mill cars, the answer is: absolutely absurd. Take a look.