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Blackberry Playbook OMAP4430 1GHz 64GB 7" Tablet

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OMAP4430 1GHz BlackBerry Tablet OS 64GB Feb 2015
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Blackberry Has Good Tablet Computer Reviews

Based on 625 expert and owner reviews, Blackberry has good ratings for its tablet computers. Blackberry also has good ratings specifically for its OMAP4430 processor tablets compared to other manufacturers.

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet computer supports a Flash storage medium, which is the most frequently supported storage medium on tablets of a similar age and spec to it.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

At 3 megapixels, the Playbook has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been around for a similar time to the Playbook. The average front camera resolution of tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Playbook is 1.6MP, and the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 5MP.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This tablet computer has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for more than a year.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

Most comparable spec tablets that have been available for more than a year are not 3G compatible. The Playbook is no exception to this as it too is not 3G compatible.

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Not 4G Compatible

Most tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Playbook are not 4G compatible. The Playbook is no exception to this as it too is not 4G compatible.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Blackberry Playbook has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 7 inches) amongst tablets of this age. The average screen size of comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to the Playbook is 9", and the screen sizes range from 5" to 14".

There are a number of other 7" tablets currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Asus Nexus 7 2013[plb_2749656_price].

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Only 1024 X 600 Pixels Display Resolution

The Playbook has a maximum display resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. That's 40% less display resolution than a 1280 x 800 pixels tablet, which is the most common display resolution. The display resolution of all tablet computers that were launched more than a year ago ranges from 800 x 400 pixels to 2732 x 2048 pixels.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of tablets of this type and age range from 0.9GHz to 1,300GHz. When compared to other tablets that were released one year ago, the processor clock speed of the Blackberry Playbook of only 1 gigahertz is one of the slowest.

Tablets with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Asus Nexus 7 2013[plb_2749656_price] (1.5GHz and higher rated).

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Only 3.1 Bluetooth Version

The Blackberry Playbook supports a 3.1 Bluetooth version which is newer than the 4 Bluetooth version supported by most tablet computers of this age and spec. Across all tablets of this age and spec the worst Bluetooth version is 4.1 BLE and the best is 4.1.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Blackberry Playbook

Released Over a Year Ago

This tablet computer has been on the market for over a year.

Average Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 64 gigabytes, the Playbook has a pretty typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and type.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 5 megapixels, the Blackberry Playbook has a fairly typical rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablets that have been available for more than a year.

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Two Processor Cores

Compared to the other 122 tablets that have been on the market for more than a year that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the Playbook is a two processor core tablet computer which is average.

If you would prefer a tablet computer with more processor cores then you might want to consider the Asus Nexus 7 2013[plb_2749656_price] (4 processor cores) which also has a higher rating.

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Expert Reviews

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29 April 2014

The Blackberry Playbook launched some time ago but with a few updates has been able to mature. However, this tablet still has a long way to go before it competes with the best tablets available... Read more…

10 April 2014

The BlackBerry PlayBook is geared toward enterprise customers, and offers both HTML5 and Flash goodness, as well as 1080p video, an HDMI port, microUSB port, and videoconferencing via dual onboard... Read more…

Hubofgadgets.com

4 February 2014

This review intends to inform the readers about the features and specifications of Blackberry Playbook tablet. The tablet has been designed to suit the environment of the user and while it is...

1 October 2013

In a lot of ways, the PlayBook is more polished and usable in its beta state than the Motorola Xoom, and it's straight-up the best seven-inch tablet out there (though in the tango between between...

Technave.sg

1 October 2013

In a lot of ways, the PlayBook is more polished and usable in its beta state than the Motorola Xoom, and it's straight-up the best seven-inch tablet out there (though in the tango between between...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 16 June 2011 by J. Potter

First a quick shot of context. I work with technology and test products for business suitability. I love Android for its open standards and I like IOS as an innovative technology despite disliking... Read more…

Reviewed 23 September 2012 by Vincent Collins

This is a great 7 inch tablet, had it a few weeks now, plenty of apps if your an app head then there isn't as many as the ipad app selection, to me there are more than enough, i bought it to surf... Read more…

Reviewed 5 April 2012 by Mr. W. Tatum

I am going to keep this short. I am 60 years old and this is my first tablet,I own a high end laptop so know my way around without being an expert. This Playbook is an excellent product,after two... Read more…

Reviewed 7 July 2011 by Drrenouf

I'm struggling to understand why playbook bashing seems to be such a popular sport right now. I've had my Playbook about a month - here's why I think it is a the best tablet of the bunch: - It's... Read more…

Reviewed 17 June 2011 by Amazon Customer

The PlayBook... where do I start? I received mine (34g) during mid May thanks to a friend who'd made a trip to the States. I have to confess I was nervous about it considering all the bad press... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers blackberry box64, blackberry p10064, blackberry box64g, blackberry p10064w, blackberry box64gb, blackberry p10064wf
Barcodes 00802975650668, 00802975651641, 00802975652785, 00843163073395, 00843163074705, 08902321191080

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