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T-Mobile G-Slate vs BlackBerry PlayBook vs Apple iPad 2 vs Motorola XOOM

0. phoneArena posted on 28 Apr 2011, 08:57

With the Apple iPad 2, BlackBerry PlayBook, Motorola XOOM, and T-Mobile G-Slate all on deck waiting for their turn in the spotlight, we have to focus our attention on all of them simultaneously to better gauge how they differentiate with one another – and at the same time, what categories they excel at...

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posted on 30 Apr 2011, 10:26 1

24. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

try using a period once n a while.. then you wont sound like your a babbling idiot.

-faster how? they are all relatively similar dual core set ups.
-better battery life because it does less.
-The android app store is set to overtake apple by July so thats not a good arguement.
-the ipad doesnt have true multitask. Its the only one of the 3 that cant. -both Android and QNX have true multitasking. Android and QNX dont just "freeze" the app. It can continue doing its thing in the background. And it can do that with multiple apps at a time, not just certain special apps.

posted on 03 May 2011, 12:01 2

27. phonefan4 (Posts: 13; Member since: 03 May 2011)

Have you ever actually used all those tabs? I tried them and yes the ipad 2 is more smooth and fluid than all of them. It also has proven the battery life on more than one review. The apps are where it really shows its best. Android may have a lot of apps now but the quality of those apps suck! I have had android, palm, blackberry and now ios, and ios has way better games (real games like madden, dead space, resident evil 4, infinity blade, etc) and quality of apps.

posted on 04 May 2011, 14:56

28. me (unregistered)

big suprise Iphonearena.com picks Ipad 2 as best tablet. This is why I come on here maybe once a month.

posted on 13 May 2011, 12:15

32. benjamin4567 (unregistered)

Unfortunately, I'd have to say based on this review Apple Ipad 2 has the competition beat. Though blackberry boasts impressive hardware the lack of apps software wise just dumps them into the toilet plus lack of email service on the blackberry really? And the android ones are nice and they do have excellent multi tasking but cmon don't you think they should have fixed the lagging somehow? As far as hardware minus the camera the Ipad 2 is better than the android tablets. Even though i am very partial to android and love their products i think at least right now apple has them beat. I am looking forward to the new Samsung tab Which will have all the things we're expecting from a android tab and more.

posted on 13 May 2011, 15:11 1

34. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

Ipad wins hands down in applications which is huge for the functionality. Also wins in smoothest and easiest ui and battery life. Playbook was rushed to market. Android is ok if you like the os. I don't because I don't like buggy and glitchy.

posted on 19 May 2011, 21:32 1

35. DaveMTL (unregistered)

I bet both Moto and RIM had guys like the ones responding here decide on their essential specs. All which are pretty much useless to actual users. Fancy camera? No... who wants to place this big slab in front of their face and say "cheese!".
Fast CPUs? Only useful in making things seem to flow naturally, which iOS does well... and BTW, the A5 beats both the XOOM and Playbook handily (see any credible tests).
Apps are by far the most important, unless you're a geek who spends his days repeating specs to himself. People want to do things on their tablet. Why did the iPad2 smash to pieces the XOOM which was introduced earlier? Because Apple actually delivered a WORKING MACHINE! The specs on the box were in the consumers hands day one... no missing apps like email or SD slots which did not work or promises of eventual upgrades. You usually pay cheaper to get less, not more.
The iPad and iPad2 simply work and work well. Period.
And the A5 squashes the Playbook and XOOM processors! (Yeah! I'm repeating myself there)
Just for geek info, look into the history of Apple and ARM. You'll see a relationship that goes back nearly 20 years. Not 12 months like the playbook or 18ish months like motorola. Add to that the fact that Apple has chip engineers with experience with ARM, PowerPC and Motorola chips. Apple is plenty techie, they simply prefer to brag about delivering products people like, more than their tech credentials.

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 03:49 1

37. Applethebest (unregistered)

Hey you all dont forget that any apple product in the world can't get a VIRUS. a virus can enter any other product of any other company but apple leaves them behind.

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