Friday, November 19, 2010

BlackBerry Playbook vs. Apple iPad

Apple iPad
Apple iPad is one of the best selling gadgets of the year 2010. Many people who were in need of a portable PC selected iPad as their mate. When the Apple iPad was announced many companies started planning a tablet for their own brand and the iPad Killers were born.

Operating System -

Apple iPad runs on the Apple iOS. iOS is user-friendly and that is the reason behind its popularity.
BlackBerry Playbook runs on BB Tablet OS. BlackBerry Tablet OS is a new QNX-based OS which was announced by BlackBerry on 27th September 2010. QNX Software Systems developed this OS specially for the Playbook.
You can also read the comparison between Apple iOS and Google Android here -
Apple iOS vs. Google Android – Which one is better?

Display -

Apple iPad has a 9.7-inch screen. Resolution – 1024 x 768.
BlackBerry has a 7-inch screen. Resolution – 1024 x 600.

Processor/RAM/Graphics -

Apple iPad sports Apple A4 (ARMv7) – 1GHz Processor, 256 MB RAM and PowerVR SGX 535 Graphics.
BlackBerry boasts dual-core Corex A9 – 1GHz Processor and 1 GB RAM. There is no information about the graphics yet.
Camera -

Apple iPad doesn’t come with any built-in camera.
BlackBerry comes with a 5 MP rear camera and a 3 MP front-facing camera.
Others -

Apple iPad offers bluetooth as the connectivity option, BlackBerry Playbook offers the same. For detailed features of these tablets, you can read the following posts -
Apple iPad – Best Features and Missing Features
PlayBook – BlackBerry Tablet Introduced

Conclusion -

Do I need to say it? Of course you can see that BlackBerry Playbook is the tablet of today and it has got far better features than the Apple iPad.
Playbook is better than iPad in almost all the aspects. The only reason why people choose iPad could be the iOS user interface, but BlackBerry’s new Tablet OS will soon be attracting many more geeks. BlackBerry Playbook has got better hardware and Apple iPad has got a better OS and interface, so if you’re the one who wants a better hardware then Playbook is for you else you can choose the iPad itself.

iPad or Playbook – which one do you find better ?


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