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BlackBerry PlayBook 3G+ vs BlackBerry Bold 9900

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BlackBerry PlayBook 3G+ Remove phone

Posted: 27 Jan 2012
Market Status: Released
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BlackBerry Bold 9900 Remove phone

Posted: 02 May 2011
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - AT&T

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Design
Device typeTabletSmart phone 
OSBlackBerry Tablet OSBlackBerry (7.1, 7) 
Dimensions7.60 x 5.10 x 0.40 inches (194 x 130 x 10 mm)4.53 x 2.60 x 0.41 inches (115 x 66 x 10.5 mm) 
Weight14.99 oz (425 g)
the average is 15.1 oz (431 g)
4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
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 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
Features Light sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels5 megapixels 
Flash LED 
Features Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Scenes, Effects 
CamcorderYes1280x720 (720p HD) 
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 OMAP4460  
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, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Single core, 1200 MHz, QC 8655 
Graphics processorPowerVR SGX540 @ 384 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 RAM768 MB RAM 
Built-in storage32 GB8 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time 6.30 hours
the average is 12 h (740 min)
 
Stand-by time 12.8 days (307 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 5.90 hours
the average is 14 h (863 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 12.8 days (307 hours)
the average is 22 days (520 h)
 
Capacity4800 mAh1230 mAh 
Not user replaceableYes  
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer 
Technology
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE 
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 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR2.1 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
Features Mass storage device, USB charging 
HDMIMicro HDMI (Type D)  
OtherNFC, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, UMA, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibility M3, T3 
OtherVoice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced 02 May 2011 
Shopping information
MSRP price $ 700 

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