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Blackberry Playbook OMAP4430 1GHz 16GB 7" Tablet

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OMAP4430 1GHz BlackBerry Tablet OS 16GB Feb 2015
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5 Reasons For

Blackberry Has Good Reviews for Its Tablet Computers

Tablets built by Blackberry generally have good reviews compared to other brands.

Flash Storage Media

This tablet supports a Flash storage media, which is the most commonly supported storage media on tablet computers of this age and spec.

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Multi-Touch Touch Technology

The multi-touch technology of this tablet computer is Multi-touch, which is typical of many tablets of this age and type.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 3 megapixels, the Playbook has a fairly high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that have been on the market for more than a year. The front camera resolution (numeric)s of tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Playbook 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 the most frequently found maximum video resolution on tablets that are a similar age to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3G

The Blackberry Playbook is not 3G. Most of the other tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Playbook are also not 3G.

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Not 4G

Most similar spec tablets that were launched more than a year ago are not 4G. The Playbook is no exception to this as it too is not 4G.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The Blackberry Playbook has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 7 inches) amongst comparable spec tablets of this age. Comparable spec tablet computers that have been available for more than a year have display diagonals of between 5" and 16", and the average display diagonal is 9.2".

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the DELL Venue 11 Pro[plb_2918854_price] (10.8").

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Only 1024 X 600 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the Blackberry Playbook is 1024 x 600 pixels. That's 40% less display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The best display resolution of all tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the Playbook is 3840 x 2560 pixels and the worst is 800 x 400 pixels.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

At only 1 gigahertz, the Playbook has a very slow processor frequency compared to most of the other tablets of this type and age. Similar spec tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Playbook have processor frequencys of between 1GHz and 1,300GHz.

If you would prefer a faster processor frequency then you might also want to consider the Apple iPad Air[plb_2031190_price] (1.3GHz and cheaper), or the DELL Venue 8[plb_2823221_price] (2.133GHz and cheaper).

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4 Other reasons to consider the Blackberry Playbook

Released Over Two Years Ago

This OMAP4430 processor tablet computer was released over two years ago.

Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 5 megapixels, the Blackberry Playbook has a pretty standard rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been available for more than a year.

If you want a higher rear camera resolution (numeric) then you might want to look at the DELL Venue 11 Pro[plb_2918854_price] (8MP).

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The Playbook has a fairly typical internal storage capacity (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablet computers that came out more than a year ago.

If this tablet computer internal storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Venue 11 Pro[plb_2918854_price] (256GB).

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Two Processor Coress

The number of processor coress on the Playbook is two. That's average compared to the other 129 comparable spec tablets that have been around for a similar time to the Playbook that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Model
Processor Frequency
Processor Cores
Processor Architecture
Processor Family
Memory
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System Installed
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display
Display Diagonal
Aspect Ratio
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Display Technology
Touchscreen
Display Resolution
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording
Rear Camera
Audio
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
4G
3G
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Headphone Connectivity
Microphone in
Headphone Out
Micro HDMI Ports Quantity
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Performance
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Other Features
Wi-Fi

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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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