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BlackBerry 4G PlayBook vs BlackBerry Bold 9900

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Posted: 14 Jan 2011
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 02 May 2011
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Design
Device typeTabletSmart phone 
OSBlackBerry Tablet OSBlackBerry (7.1, 7) 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions7.64 x 5.12 x 0.39 inches (194 x 130 x 10 mm)4.53 x 2.60 x 0.41 inches (115 x 66 x 10.5 mm) 
Weight14.11 oz (400 g)
the average is 14.5 oz (413 g)
4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
 
Design features Full keyboard, Optical Mouse (Touchpad) 
Side Keys Right: Volume control, Camera shutter 
Display
Physical size7.0 inches2.8 inches 
Resolution1024 x 600 pixels640 x 480 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 ppi286 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.

 TFT 
Colors 16 777 216 
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels5 megapixels 
Flash LED 
Features Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Scenes, Effects 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1280x720 (720p HD) 
FeaturesVideo calling  
Front-facing cameraYes  
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 MHzSingle core, 1200 MHz, QC 8655 
Graphics processorYes  
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 RAM768 MB RAM 
Built-in storage 8 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time 6.30 hours
the average is 12 h (703 min)
 
Stand-by time 12.8 days (307 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 5.90 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 12.8 days (307 hours)
the average is 30 days (710 h)
 
Music playback 50.00 hours 
Video playback 7.40 hours 
Capacity 1230 mAh 
Type Li - Ion 
Not user replaceableYes  
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer 
Supported formatsMP3MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, AMR 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.264, WMVMPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV 
YouTube playerYes  
Internet browsing
Browser   
supportsHTML, HTML5, Flash, JavaScriptHTML, HTML5 
Technology
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS800, 900, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz850, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE700 (band 17), 1700/2100 (band 4) MHz  
DataLTEHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE 
Global Roaming Yes 
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.

GPSGPS, A-GPS 
NavigationYesYes 
Phone features
Phonebook Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID 
Organizer Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Document viewer, Calculator 
MessagingPredictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input 
E-mailYesYes 
Instant MessagingYesYes 
GamesYesYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR2.1 
Profiles Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Dial-up networking (DUN), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP) 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n, a802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBYesUSB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
Features Mass storage device, USB charging 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
HDMIMicro HDMI (Type D)  
Charging connectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncNFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsSpeakerphoneService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibility M3, T3 
OtherVoice recordingVoice dialing, Voice recording 
Regulatory Approval
FCC approval

FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

   
Date approved

Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

 30 Aug 2011 
 FCC ID value: L6ARDE70UW link 
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

   
Head 1.19 W/kg 
Body 1.03 W/kg 
Availability
Officially announced06 Jan 201102 May 2011 
Shopping information
MSRP price $ 700 

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