x PhoneArena is looking for new authors! To view all available positions, click here.

ARCHOS 70 Internet Tablet vs BlackBerry PlayBook

phone

ARCHOS 70 Internet Tablet Remove phone

Posted: 09 Mar 2011
Market Status: Released
phone

BlackBerry PlayBook Remove phone

Posted: 26 Oct 2010
Market Status: Released

Add phone to compare

Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSAndroid (2.2)BlackBerry Tablet OS 
Dimensions7.91 x 4.49 x 0.55 inches (201 x 114 x 14 mm)7.64 x 5.12 x 0.39 inches (194 x 130 x 10 mm) 
Weight14.11 oz (400 g)
the average is 14.6 oz (416 g)
14.11 oz (400 g)
the average is 14.6 oz (416 g)
 
Display
Physical size7.0 inches7.0 inches 
Resolution800 x 480 pixels1024 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.

133 ppi170 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

TFTLCD 
Colors16 777 216  
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
Features Light sensor 
Camera
Camera 5 megapixels 
Camcorder 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
FeaturesVideo callingVideo calling 
Front-facing camera0.3 megapixels VGA3 megapixels 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

 TI OMAP4430 
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.

Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8Dual core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processorYesPowerVR SGX540 @ 304 MHz 
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 
Built-in storage8 GB64 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB  
Battery
Not user replaceableYesYes 
specifications continue after the ad
Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Genre, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
SpeakersLoudspeaker  
YouTube playerYesYes 
Technology
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 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR2.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n 
USBUSB 2.0Yes 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device  
HDMIMini HDMI (Type C)Micro HDMI (Type D) 
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncComputer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, SpeakerphoneSpeakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice commands, Voice recordingVoice recording 
Availability
Officially announced 27 Sep 2010 

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

Latest stories