BlackBerry PlayBook

Announced:
Sep 27, 2010
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Apr 19, 2011

PhoneArena Rating:

7.0
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Display

Display size:

7.0 inches

Resolution:

1024 x 600 pixels

Pixel density:

170 ppi

Technology:

LCD

Screen-to-body ratio:

54.64 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 megapixels

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Video calling

Front:

3 megapixels

Design

Dimensions:

7.64 x 5.12 x 0.39 inches (194 x 130 x 10 mm)

Weight:

14.11 oz (400 g)
the average is 20.1 oz (573 g)

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

TI OMAP4430

Processor:

Dual-core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9

GPU:

PowerVR SGX540

RAM:

1 GB

Internal storage:

64 GB

OS:

BlackBerry Tablet OS

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

2.1, EDR

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n

USB:

microUSB

HDMI:

Micro HDMI (Type D)

Location:

GPS

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

Computer sync, OTA sync

Battery

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Phone features

Notifications:

Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice recording

ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

BlackBerry PlayBook 32GB

Differences from the main variant:

System chip:

TI OMAP4430

GPU:

PowerVR SGX540

Internal storage:

32 GB

BlackBerry PlayBook 16GB

Differences from the main variant:

System chip:

TI OMAP4430

GPU:

PowerVR SGX540

Internal storage:

16 GB

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Thick body (0.39 inches)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Too little RAM

Description

RIM BlackBerry PlayBook is introduced as the first "professional tablet" keeping with the BlackBerry's heavy usage in the business world. The specs are hot enough to interest both consumers and business users. The PlayBook features a 7 inch capacitive LCD display with resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. Instead of the new BlackBerry 6 OS, a new tablet version of the BlackBerry software devised by the recently acquired QNX is running the show. The tablet will have some power under the hood with a 1GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM on board. There are two cameras. The front facing shooter is 3MP with a 5MP on back. The WebKit browser will allow for HTML-5 and Adobe Flash Player 10.1.

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