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BlackBerry PlayBook vs BlackBerry Z10

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Posted: 26 Oct 2010
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 30 Jan 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T

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Design
Device typeTabletSmart phone 
OSBlackBerry Tablet OSBlackBerry (10.2, 10) 
Dimensions7.64 x 5.12 x 0.39 inches (194 x 130 x 10 mm)5.12 x 2.58 x 0.35 inches (130 x 65.6 x 9 mm) 
Weight14.11 oz (400 g)
the average is 14.5 oz (413 g)
4.85 oz (138 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
 
Display
Physical size7.0 inches4.2 inches 
Resolution1024 x 600 pixels768 x 1280 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 ppi356 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 
Colors 16 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels8 megapixels 
Flash LED 
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.

 F2.2 
Features Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Digital zoom 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) 
FeaturesVideo callingDigital image stabilization 
Front-facing camera3 megapixels2 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 OMAP4430Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 
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, Krait 
Graphics processorPowerVR SGX540 @ 304 MHzAdreno 225 
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 RAM2048 MB RAM 
Built-in storage64 GB16 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Stand-by time 13.2 days (316 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 10.00 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 13.0 days (312 hours)
the average is 30 days (709 h)
 
Capacity 1800 mAh 
Not user replaceableYes  
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Genre, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYes  
Technology
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 800, 850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE 700 (band 17), 850 (band 5), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1900 (band 2) MHz 
Data LTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
Micro SIM 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, Glonass 
NavigationYesYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR4.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBYesUSB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
Features Mass storage device, USB charging 
HDMIMicro HDMI (Type D)Micro HDMI (Type D) 
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncTV-Out, NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsSpeakerphoneService lights, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD 
Availability
Officially announced27 Sep 201030 Jan 2013 

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