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BlackBerry 4G PlayBook

Announced
Jan 6, 2011
Market status
Released

Pros

  • Fast mobile data support (4G)
  • HDMI connector for TV-out (Micro HDMI (Type D))

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (170 ppi)
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Too little RAM memory (1024 MB RAM)
  • Battery is not user replaceable
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash

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Description

RIM BlackBerry 4G PlayBook is the LTE enabled version of the BlackBerry PlayBook which is introduced as the first "professional tablet" keeping with the BlackBerry's heavy usage in the business world. The specs are hot enough to interest both consumers and business users. The PlayBook features a 7 inch capacitive LCD display with resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. Instead of the new BlackBerry 6 OS, a new tablet version of the BlackBerry software devised by the QNX is running the show. The tablet will have some power under the hood with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM on board. There are two cameras. The front facing shooter is 3MP with a 5MP on back. The WebKit browser will allow for HTML-5 and Adobe Flash Player 10.1.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Tablet
  • OS:
    • BlackBerry Tablet OS
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 7.64 x 5.12 x 0.39 inches (194 x 130 x 10 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 14.11 oz (400 g)
      the average is 14.2 oz (406 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 7.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 170 ppi
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 54.64 %
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Dual core, 1000 MHz
  • Graphics processor:
      • Yes
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 1024 MB RAM

Battery

  • Not user replaceable:
    • Yes

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.264, WMV
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • HTML, HTML5, Flash, JavaScript

Technology

  • UMTS:
    • 800, 900, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 17), 1700/2100 (band 4) MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Messaging:
    • Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • Yes
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • Games:
      • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n, a
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • HDMI:
      • Micro HDMI (Type D)
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
    • Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 06 Jan 2011
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