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BlackBerry PlayBook vs Amazon Kindle Fire

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BlackBerry PlayBook Remove phone

Posted: 26 Oct 2010
Market Status: Released
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Amazon Kindle Fire Remove phone

Posted: 28 Sep 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSBlackBerry Tablet OSAndroid (2.3) 
Dimensions7.64 x 5.12 x 0.39 inches (194 x 130 x 10 mm)7.48 x 4.72 x 0.45 inches (190 x 120 x 11.4 mm) 
Weight14.11 oz (400 g)
the average is 14.2 oz (406 g)
14.57 oz (413 g)
the average is 14.2 oz (406 g)
 
Display
Physical size7.0 inches7.0 inches 
Resolution1024 x 600 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.

170 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.

LCDIPS LCD 
Screen-to-body ratio54.64 %60.54 % 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensorScratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels  
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)  
FeaturesVideo calling  
Front-facing camera3 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 OMAP4430TI OMAP4 
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, 1000 MHz 
Graphics processorPowerVR 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 RAM512 MB RAM 
Built-in storage64 GB8 GB 
Battery
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Genre, Playlists  
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback  
Speakers Stereo speakers 
YouTube playerYes  
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  
NavigationYes  
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR  
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
USBYesUSB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
HDMIMicro HDMI (Type D)  
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncComputer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsSpeakerphone  
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass  
OtherVoice recording  
Availability
Officially announced27 Sep 201028 Sep 2011 
Shopping information
Warranty period 12 Months 

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