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BlackBerry PlayBook 3G+

BlackBerry PlayBook 3G+
7"
1024 x 600 pixels
5 MP
3 MP front
TI OMAP4460
Dual-core, 1500 MHz
RAM: 1 GB
MEMORY: 32 GB
BATTERY: 4800 mAh
Posted: Jan 27, 2012
Market status: Released
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Does not support automatic screen brightness
  • Too little RAM memory (1 GB RAM)

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Description

This device appears to be a 3G enabled version of the QNX based BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, simply dubbed as the 3G+ BlackBerry PlayBook. Rather than calling it a 4G tablet outright, the attached “3G+” name is on there because the leaked slides mentions HSPA+ connectivity as its biggest differentiator with the previous model, as opposed to being a 4G LTE equipped model.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Tablet
  • OS:
    • BlackBerry Tablet OS
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 7.60 x 5.10 x 0.40 inches (194 x 130 x 10 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 14.99 oz (425 g)
      the average is 16.9 oz (482 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 7.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1024 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 ppi
  • Screen-to-body ratio:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 55.14 %
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 3 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-A9
  • Graphics processor:

    Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • PowerVR 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.

    • 1 GB RAM (Dual-channel) / LPDDR2
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 32 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 4800 mAh
  • Type:
    • Not user replaceable

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, WMA
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.264, WMV
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • HTML, HTML5

Cellular

  • UMTS:
    • 800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS
  • 2G Data:
    • EDGE, GPRS
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Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
  • Notifications:
    • Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator
  • Messaging:
    • Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • Yes
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • Other features:
    • Voice commands, Voice recording

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
  • HDMI:
      • Micro HDMI (Type D)
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. 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.

    • GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
  • Other:
    • NFC, Computer sync, OTA sync
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