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What’s good for Research In Motion is good for Waterloo Region.

So, while executives and workers at the Waterloo-based high-tech firm are nervously holding their breath after RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook went on sale Tuesday, everyone else in this community also has a stake in how this new product fares in the world.

It’s not just that the company spent more than a year developing, then producing, this mobile device or that it invested a lot of money to bring it to market. In this sleek, slender computer tablet are invested the hopes of a company that’s part of the bedrock...

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