Apple iPad 2 vs Blackberry PlayBook in Australia
Apple iPad 2 and Blackberry PlayBook are tablets with the power of a computer. RIM announced its amazing tablet, Blackberry PlayBook in December 2010; from the time onwards everyone is interested to know how Apple is going to face the competition in the tablet market. Since tablet hardware has come to a saturation level, the comparison topic is going to be the operating system. So the main differences between Blackberry QNX and Apple iOS 4.3 would make the users to decide on it. The Push mail was the native feature of Blackberry devices and that feature has been implemented on almost all the devices. Other main determining factor is going to be the Apple Apps and Blackberry Apps. Mostly Apple will not specifically introduce iPad 2 with a particular carrier in Australia instead Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, Three and Vergin mobile may introduce it. The release date in Australia is March 25th 2011.
PlayBook features 7″ LCD full touch enabled display with 1024 x 600 resolution. But Apple iPad 2 retained it’s previous display, it’s the same 9.7″ LED back-lit LCD display with 1024×768 resolution.
PlayBook is very slim and light with the dimension of 194x130x10 mm and 0.9 lbs 400g. Apple iPad 2 weighs 1.3 lbs but its a lot slimmer, its only 8.8 mm. PlayBook is lighter than iPad 2 but iPad 2 is slimmer.
PlayBook is powered by 1 GHz dual-core A9 processor with 1 GB RAM and iPad 2 included a new 1 GHz A5 dual-core ARM application processor which is much faster than it’s A4, the graphic performance is 9 times faster than A4 but the power consumption is low. The RAM is 512 MB.
RIM’s QNX technology based OS enable great multitasking feature in PlayBook, the new iOS 4.3 used in iPad 2 has improved on multitasking feature.
And iPad 2 comes with dual camera with gyro sensor that was missing in iPad. PlayBook also has dual cameras.
iPad 2 has added some new features like HDMI compatibility, camera with gyro and a new software PhotoBooth, 720p video camcorder, front facing camera with FaceTime for video conferencing, and two applications were introduced – improved iMovie and GarageBand that makes iPad 2 as a small musical instrument.
iPad 2 is available in black and white colors and use the same battery as iPad and also priced same like iPad. iPad 2 will be available in the US market from March 11th and to others from March 25th.
Blackberry PlayBook features HDMI out, DLNA certification, Wi-Fi hotspot, Blutooth tethering, Adobe Flash layer 10.1, and has four variants to support Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi and WiMax, 4G- LTE and HSPA +. For 3G network access you can use your Blackberry smartphone hotspot feature.
Apple introducing iPad 2
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