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BlackBerry 4G PlayBook vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7

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BlackBerry 4G PlayBook Remove phone

Posted: 14 Jan 2011
Market Status: Released
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Remove phone

Posted: 01 Sep 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSBlackBerry Tablet OSAndroid (4.0.4, 3.2) 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions7.64 x 5.12 x 0.39 inches (194 x 130 x 10 mm)7.74 x 5.24 x 0.31 inches (196.7 x 133 x 7.89 mm) 
Weight14.11 oz (400 g)
the average is 14.2 oz (406 g)
11.82 oz (335 g)
the average is 14.2 oz (406 g)
 
Side Keys Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key 
Display
Physical size7.0 inches7.7 inches 
Resolution1024 x 600 pixels1280 x 800 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 ppi196 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.

 Super AMOLED Plus 
Screen-to-body ratio54.64 %65.70 % 
Colors 16 777 216 
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels3 megapixels 
Flash LED 
Features Autofocus 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1280x720 (720p HD) 
FeaturesVideo callingVideo calling 
Front-facing cameraYes2 megapixels 
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 MHzDual core, 1400 MHz 
Graphics processorYesMali-400MP GPU 
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 storage 64 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Video playback 10.00 hours 
Capacity 5100 mAh 
Type Li - Ion 
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Supported formatsMP3MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.264, WMVMPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, XviD, WMV 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Browser   
supportsHTML, HTML5, Flash, JavaScriptHTML, Flash 
Technology
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS800, 900, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE700 (band 17), 1700/2100 (band 4) MHz  
DataLTEHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSDPA 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.

GPSA-GPS 
NavigationYesYes 
Phone features
Organizer Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator 
MessagingPredictive text inputPredictive text input 
E-mailYesYes 
Instant MessagingYesHangouts / Google Talk 
GamesYesYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR3.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n, a802.11 a, b, g, n 
Wi-Fi Direct Yes 
USBYesUSB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBProprietary 
Features USB Host 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
HDMIMicro HDMI (Type D)  
Charging connectormicroUSBProprietary 
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncComputer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsSpeakerphoneFlight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope 
OtherVoice recordingVoice 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

 21 Nov 2011 
 FCC ID value: A3LGTP6800 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 0.10 W/kg 
Availability
Officially announced06 Jan 201101 Sep 2011 

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