BlackBerry PlayBook 16GB

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BlackBerry PlayBook 16GB

The BlackBerry PlayBook delivers professional-grade, consumer-friendly experiences that redefine the possibilities of mobile computing. This ultra-por...

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Review of "BlackBerry PlayBook 16GB"

published 18/03/2012 | jellybelly57
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"Just as good as the ipad"

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At first i was apprehensive about buying a blackberry playbook over the ipad due to the fact that people disliked it simply because it wasn't an ipad. Despite this i got one and i also got a blackberry torch which meant i could use the bridge function on it .

I do like the ipad however the functions of it are very basic, although with the playbook i feel like i am exploring a new device, it is alot more enjoyable to use and its much more indepth than the ipad. The edges of the playbook allow you to switch between apps, close things, minimise them, take shorcuts to other places and lots of other things. You can multitask on this tablet just as well if not better than the ipad, i can download an app whilst browsing the internet and it won't significantly slow down anything i do which is excellent.

The bridge function is one of the best things about the playbook, it allows you to connect to your phone and see everything on it, so you can add a contact to your phone or check your emails. As well as that if you run out of interenet on you playbook contract you can connect to your phone and use internet memory of your phones contract which has been great for me when i have used up my time.

The playbooks biggest and maybe only let down is the fact that it is lacking apps to download, even popular apps such as skype aren't avaliable which is a real dissapointment. Although this probably will change in the future and developers of android apps will start to compete more against apple apps.

The sound system and speakers on this tablet are amazing, it is of a very high quality and i would say much better than the ipads sound system. Although Blackberry has a very limited selection of apps it is offering some first class games for free.

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  • Bollinger28 published 18/03/2012
    Sounds like a nifty little device. You say it's one of the cheapest out there - what sort of price is it? PS Welcome to Ciao - enjoy the site :o)
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Product Information : BlackBerry PlayBook 16GB

Manufacturer's product description

The BlackBerry PlayBook delivers professional-grade, consumer-friendly experiences that redefine the possibilities of mobile computing. This ultra-portable tablet looks and feels great, measuring less than half an inch thick and weighing less than a pound. It features a vivid 7-inch high-resolution display that is highly-responsive with a fluid touch screen experience. It also offers industry leading performance, uncompromised web browsing with support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1, true multitasking, HD multimedia, advanced security features, out-of-the-box enterprise support and a robust development environment.

Product Details

Product Description: BlackBerry PlayBook - tablet - BlackBerry Tablet OS - 16 GB - 7", BlackBerry PlayBook - tablet - BlackBerry Tablet OS - 16 GB - 7" - 3G

Product Type: Tablet

Operating System: BlackBerry Tablet OS

Display: 7" - 1024 x 600 - Multi-Touch, 7" TFT - 1024 x 600 - Multi-Touch, 7" colour - 1024 x 600 - Multi-Touch

Processor: ( Dual-Core )

Processor Clock Speed: 1 GHz

Storage: 16 GB

RAM: 1 GB

Wireless Connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Camera: 5 Megapixel rear + 3 Megapixel front

HD Video Recording: 1080p

Features: HDMI Port

Dimensions (WxDxH): 19.4 cm x 1 cm x 13 cm

Weight: 425 g, 400 g, 0.4

Location: GPS

Localisation: French

Cellular Protocols: HSPA+

Cellular Technology: 3G

Long Name: ckBerry Playbook, PlayBook 4G + Wi-Fi, PRD-38548-007 Tablet Playbook

Dimensions & Weight / Weight: 0.4

Processor / Type: 1GHz Cortex-A9, Qnx

RAM / Installed Size: 1, 1024

Display / Diagonal Size: 7

Manufacturer: RIM, BlackBerry

OS Provided / Type: BlackBerry Tablet OS, BlackBerry OS

Display / Native Resolution: 1024 x 600

Processor / Clock Speed: 0.0001

Hard Drive / Capacity: 16

MPN: PRD-38548-007

Flash Memory / Installed Size: 16

General

MPN: RIM-PLAYBOOK16, PRD-38548-001, P100-16WF, 753910, PRD-38548-004, BERRYPLAY-16, PRD-38548-019, PRD-38548-007, 71724

Product Type: Tablet

Operating System: BlackBerry Tablet OS

Display

Type: 7", 7" TFT, 7" colour

Resolution: 1024 x 600

Touchscreen: Multi-Touch

Processor

Processor Clock Speed: 1 GHz

Number of Cores: Dual-Core

Memory

Storage: 16 GB

RAM: 1 GB

Communications

Wireless Connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Cellular Protocols: HSPA+

Cellular Technology: 3G

Camera

Rear-facing Camera: 5 Megapixel

HD Video Recording: 1080p

Front-facing Camera: 3 Megapixel

Multimedia

Supported Digital Video Formats: MPEG-4, WMV, H.264

Audio: Stereo microphone , stereo speakers

Software

Preloaded Software: Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Address Book, Calendar, E-mail, Task List, Adobe Acrobat Reader

Expansion and Connectivity

Interfaces: 1 x USB ¦ 1 x Micro-HDMI

HDMI Port: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 19.4 cm

Depth: 1 cm

Height: 13 cm

Weight: 425 g

Miscellaneous

Sensors: Accelerometer, Accelerometer, three-axis gyro sensor, digital compass, Accelerometer, digital compass, gyro sensor

Localisation: French

Location

Receiver: GPS

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