BlackBerry PlayBook

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

PhoneArena Rating:

7.0
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Display

Size:

7.0 inches

Resolution:

600 x 1024 pixels, 170 PPI

Technology:

LCD

Screen-to-body:

54.64 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

TI OMAP4430

Processor:

Dual-core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9

GPU:

PowerVR SGX540

RAM:

1GB

Internal storage:

64GB

OS:

BlackBerry Tablet OS

Battery

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 MP

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Video calling

Front:

3 MP

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 15 oz (427 g)

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

2.1, EDR

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n

USB:

microUSB

Features:

Charging

HDMI:

Micro HDMI (Type D)

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

Computer sync, OTA sync

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:

32GB

BlackBerry PlayBook 16GB

Differences from the main variant:

System chip:

TI OMAP4430

GPU:

PowerVR SGX540

Internal storage:

16GB

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

Cons

  • 64GB basic storage (not expandable)
  • Thick body (0.39 inches)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash

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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