BlackBerry Playbook

BlackBerry Playbook Specifications:

  • 7-inch LCD, 1024 x 600 WSVGA, capacitive touch screen with full multi-touch and gesture support
  • BlackBerry Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • Dual HD cameras (3 MP front, rear 5 MP), supports 1080p HD video recording
  • Video playback: 1080p HD Video, H.264, MPEG, DivX, WMV
  • Audio playback: MP3, AAC, WMA
  • HDMI video output
  • Wi-Fi – 802.11 a / b / g / n
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Connectors: microHDMI, microUSB charging contacts
  • Open, flexible application platform with support for WebKit/HTML-5, Adobe
  • Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR, Adobe Reader, POSIX, OpenGL, Java
  • Ultra thin and portable:
  • Dimensions: 5.1 “x7.6” x0.4 “(130mm x 193mm x 10mm)
  • Weighs 400g

Comparison playbook vs ipad

Playbook Advantage

  • Camera 1080p
  • Multi tasking
  • Browser

Playbook Disadvantage

  • Lack of default appication
  • no 3G support
  • Optimal after connected with Blackberry Phone


Dimensions 194 x 130 x 10 mm, 425 g
playbook have a wider frame around the screen, At first impression makes screen smaller and maybe annoying. Accually, the frame have some button that can help to access menu or widget and it`s help alot. At rear side, playbook cover made from plastic that feel like a rubber and it`s make comfortable when hold it.Playbook body have a strong impression, with corner and straight line.

Operating System

Blackberry tablet OS by QNX software system.
From UI, it`s almost same when you operate blackberry OS 6. At default application, Playbook doesn`t have much application. Even RIM doesn`t included application like email, calendar or contacts. You need a Blackberry phone to got that. If you a BBM lover, sorry there is no BBM in Playbook. If you want BBM you can using Blackberry Bridge to connect to your smartphone.

Blackberry Bridge

This application has been held for cover shortage the Playbook. Without using this application Playbook can not working with maximal. Some of playbook feature need support from Blackberry phone.


TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 600 x 1024 pixels, 7 inches
Have multi-touch input method makes your work easily. Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate.

Camera and video

2592 x 1944 pixels, Video 1080p, rear camera 5MP, Front camera 3 MP, Media player MP3/WMA/AAC+,Video player DivX/WMV/XviD/3gp
When this article has been written, playbook have the highest camera resolution. Both camera can record a movie with HD quality (1080px). For outdoor result, image quality is good. For indoor result, it`s little blurry and a have a noise.

Multi tasking

From this point, Playbook has the advantage. At playbook you can do the real multi tasking job, it`s mean that there is no need to pause or halt another application for open the other.
Task transition feel so smooth and without lagging.


Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, EDR, Micro HDMI port
Without 3G support, Playbook only depend on hotspot area. But you can connecting your Blackberry phone to Playbook to get a 3G connection.


HTML browser, support adobe flash 10.1
Using Playbook browser feels like using desktop. Playbook browser show a full version page and doesn`t redirect to mobile version. Flash support make playbook feels more powerfull.

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