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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 Tablets Have Good Reviews

We checked the user and expert reviews of hundreds of tablets to determine an average rating for each tablet computer brand. On average tablet computers from Blackberry have good reviews from users and experts.

Flash Storage Media

This tablet computer supports a Flash storage media, which is the most frequently supported storage media on tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Large Internal Storage Capacity

The Playbook has one of the larger internal storage capacitys (64 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec tablet computers of this age. Comparable spec tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the Playbook have internal storage capacitys of between 4GB and 520GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 53GB.

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Multi-Touch Touch Technology

The multi-touch technology of this tablet computer is Multi-touch, which is typical of many tablet computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The average front camera resolution (numeric) of tablets of this age and type is 1.5MP, and the front camera resolution (numeric)s range from 0.3MP to 5MP. At 3 megapixels, the Playbook has a very high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Playbook.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This tablet has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on tablets of this type and age.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3G

Like most of the other tablet computers of this type and age, the Playbook is not 3G.

If you want a tablet computer that is 3G then you might want to look at the Apple iPad Mini[plb_2917739_price].

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Not 4G

The Playbook is not 4G, although keep in mind that most of the other tablets of a comparable age and spec to the Playbook are also not 4G.

If you would prefer a tablet computer that is 4G then you might also want to look at the Apple iPad Mini[plb_2917739_price] which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 7 inches, the Blackberry Playbook has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst similar spec tablets of this age. Tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Playbook have display diagonals of between 5" and 16", and the average display diagonal is 9.2".

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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 worst display resolution of all tablets of this age and type is 800 x 400 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2560 pixels.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The slowest processor frequency of tablet computers of this age and spec is 1GHz and the fastest is 1,300GHz. The Playbook has a quite slow processor frequency (only 1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablets of this age and spec.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Blackberry Playbook

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this OMAP4430 processor tablet computer was released.

Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

The Playbook has a relatively typical rear camera resolution (numeric) (5 megapixels) compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable spec and age to the Playbook.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 5MP rear camera resolution tablet computers currently available including the Apple iPad Mini[plb_2917739_price] which has better reviews.

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Two Processor Coress

The number of processor coress on the Playbook is two which is average compared to the other 129 tablets that have been on the market for more than a year that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

If this Blackberry tablet computer has too few processor coress then you might want to consider the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-B2[plb_2593348_price] (4 processor coress).

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Specification

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Processor Model
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Memory
Internal Memory
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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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