Daily Archives: October 9, 2010

Blackberry Playbook-Is it the new iPad killer ??

Now that Blackberry has showcased its Playbook, rumors are on that it will be the iPad killer. But is it so…Lets check out.

What are the specifications?

7-inch screen (1,024×600 pixels)
5.1 inches tall
7.6 inches wide
0.4 inch (9.7mm) thick
0.9 pounds
3-megapixel front-facing HD camera
5-megapixel rear-facing HD camera
1GHz dual-core processor
1GB RAM
1080p high-definition video playback
HTML5-capable browser
802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi
Adobe Flash 10.1 support
Adobe AIR support
H.264, MPEG4, and WMV, HDMI video output
Micro USB, Micro HDMI, and DLNA media streaming
Enterprise-strength e-mail security

The specifications are very impressive though and somewhat better than the iPad but the iPad has one big advantage in its favour.

It was first one of its kind and then all of them started imitating it.

Lets have a head to head comparo between the two-

Operating System –

Apple iPad runs on the Apple iOS. iOS is user-friendly and that is the reason behind its popularity.

BlackBerry Playbook runs on BB Tablet OS. BlackBerry Tablet OS is a new QNX-based OS which was announced by BlackBerry on 27th September 2010. QNX Software Systems developed this OS specially for the Playbook.

You can also read the comparison between Apple iOS and Google Android here –

Apple iOS vs. Google Android – Which one is better?

Display –

Apple iPad has a 9.7-inch screen. Resolution – 1024 x 768.

BlackBerry has a 7-inch screen. Resolution – 1024 x 600.

Processor/RAM/Graphics –

Apple iPad sports Apple A4 (ARMv7) – 1GHz Processor, 256 MB RAM and PowerVR SGX 535 Graphics.

BlackBerry boasts dual-core Corex A9 – 1GHz Processor and 1 GB RAM. There is no information about the graphics yet.

Camera –

Apple iPad doesn’t come with any built-in camera.

BlackBerry comes with a 5 MP rear camera and a 3 MP front-facing camera.

Conclusion-

Do I need to say it? Of course you can see that BlackBerry Playbook is the tablet of today and it has got far better features than the Apple iPad.

Playbook is better than iPad in almost all the aspects. The only reason why people choose iPad could be the iOS user interface, but BlackBerry’s new Tablet OS will soon be attracting many more geeks. BlackBerry Playbook has got better hardware and Apple iPad has got a better OS and interface, so if you’re the one who wants a better hardware then Playbook is for you else you can choose the iPaditself.

iPad or Playbook – which one do you find better?

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