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BlackBerry PlayBook 3G+ vs Sony Xperia Tablet S

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Posted: 27 Jan 2012
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 29 Aug 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSBlackBerry Tablet OSAndroid (4.1.1, 4.0.3) 
Dimensions7.60 x 5.10 x 0.40 inches (194 x 130 x 10 mm)9.44 x 6.87 x 0.47 inches (239.8 x 174.4 x 11.85 mm) 
Weight14.99 oz (425 g)
the average is 14.1 oz (404 g)
20.64 oz (585 g)
the average is 14.1 oz (404 g)
 
Rugged Splash resistant 
Display
Physical size7.0 inches9.4 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 ppi161 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 
Screen-to-body ratio55.14 %61.23 % 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
Features Light sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels8 megapixels 
Features Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Geo tagging 
CamcorderYesYes 
FeaturesVideo callingVideo calling 
Front-facing camera3 megapixelsOther 
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 OMAP4460NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L 
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-A9Quad core, 1300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processorPowerVR SGX540 @ 384 MHzULP GeForce @ 416MHz 
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 storage32 GB16 GB 
Storage expansion SD, SDHC, SDXC up to 128 GB 
Battery
Capacity4800 mAh  
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Background playback 
Speakers Stereo speakers 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services support YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
UMTS800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz  
DataHSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS  
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 
NavigationYesYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR3.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
USBUSB 2.0Yes 
ConnectormicroUSB  
Features Mass storage device, USB Host 
HDMIMicro HDMI (Type D)Yes 
OtherNFC, Computer sync, OTA syncDLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync, Infrared 
Other features
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneFlight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice commands, Voice recordingVoice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced 29 Aug 2012 
Shopping information
MSRP price $ 400 

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