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Apple iPad 3 vs BlackBerry PlayBook 3G+

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Apple iPad 3 Remove phone

Posted: 07 Mar 2012
Market Status: Released
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BlackBerry PlayBook 3G+ Remove phone

Posted: 27 Jan 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSiOS (7.x, 6.1, 6, 5.1)BlackBerry Tablet OS 
Dimensions9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 inches (241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm)7.60 x 5.10 x 0.40 inches (194 x 130 x 10 mm) 
Weight23.00 oz (652 g)
the average is 14.2 oz (406 g)
14.99 oz (425 g)
the average is 14.2 oz (406 g)
 
Display
Physical size9.7 inches7.0 inches 
Resolution2048 x 1536 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.

264 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.

IPS LCD  
Screen-to-body ratio65.03 %55.14 % 
Colors16 777 216  
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Oleophobic coating  
Camera
Camera5 megapixels5 megapixels 
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F2.4  
Focal length (35mm equivalent)35.00 mm  
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Face detection, Geo tagging  
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)Yes 
FeaturesDigital image stabilizationVideo 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.

Apple A5XTI OMAP4460 
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, ARM Cortex-A9Dual core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processorQuad core PowerVR SGX543MP4PowerVR SGX540 @ 384 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 RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage64 GB32 GB 
Battery
Capacity11560 mAh4800 mAh 
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Genre, Playlists  
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Dolby Digital  
SpeakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker  
YouTube playerYes  
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportFacebook, YouTube (upload), Flickr, Twitter  
Technology
UMTS 800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz 
Data HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
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, Wi-Fi positioningGPS 
NavigationYesYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.02.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYes  
USBYesUSB 2.0 
ConnectorProprietarymicroUSB 
HDMIYesMicro HDMI (Type D) 
OtherTV-Out, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsSilent mode, SpeakerphoneFlight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice commands, Voice recordingVoice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced07 Mar 2012  
Shopping information
AccessoriesDock Connector to USB Cable, 10W USB Power Adapter, Documentation  

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