BlackBerry 4G PlayBook vs Apple iPad 2
Market Status: Released
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: AT&T - Available (since 11 Mar 2011)
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|OS||BlackBerry Tablet OS||iOS (6.1, 6, 5.1, 5, 4.x)|
|Dimensions||7.64 x 5.12 x 0.39 inches (194 x 130 x 10 mm)||9.50 x 7.31 x 0.34 inches (241.2 x 185.7 x 8.8 mm)|
|Weight||14.11 oz (400 g)|
the average is 4.4 oz (125 g)
|21.62 oz (613 g)|
the average is 4.4 oz (125 g)
|Side Keys||Right: Volume control, Other|
|Physical size||7.0 inches||9.7 inches|
|Resolution||1024 x 600 pixels||1024 x 768 pixels|
|170 ppi||132 ppi|
|Touchscreen||Capacitive, Multi-touch||Capacitive, Multi-touch|
|Features||Light sensor||Light sensor|
|Type||Li - Polymer|
|Not user replaceable||Yes||Yes|
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.
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||Dual core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9|
|Graphics processor||Yes||PowerVR SGX543MP2|
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 RAM||512 MB RAM / DDR2|
|Built-in storage||64 GB|
|Camera||5 megapixels||0.7 megapixels|
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.
|Camcorder||1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)||1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)|
|Features||Video calling||Video calling|
|Front-facing camera||Yes||0.3 megapixels VGA|
|Filter by||Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists|
|Features||Album art cover, Background playback|
|Supported formats||MP3||MP3, AAC, M4A (Apple lossless)|
|Supported formats||MPEG4, H.264, WMV||MPEG4, H.264, Motion JPG, MOV|
|Streaming||Audio, Video||Audio, Video|
|Built-in online services support||YouTube (upload)|
|GSM||850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz|
|UMTS||800, 900, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz||850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz|
|LTE||700 MHz Class 17, 1700/2100 MHz|
|Data||LTE||HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE|
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.
|Organizer||Calendar, Document viewer (Office 2007, Office 2003, PDF)|
|Messaging||Predictive text input||Predictive text input|
|Bluetooth||2.1, EDR||2.1, EDR|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 a, b, g, n||802.11 a, b, g, n|
|HDMI||Micro HDMI (Type D)||Yes|
|Other||Computer sync, OTA sync||TV-Out, Computer sync, OTA sync|
|Notifications||Speakerphone||Silent mode, Speakerphone|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass||Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass|
|Other||Voice recording||Voice recording|
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.
||02 Mar 2011|
|FCC ID value: BCGA1396 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.
|Measured in||1900 MHz|
|Officially announced||06 Jan 2011||02 Mar 2011|