Apple iPad 2 vs Blackberry PlayBook
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.
PlayBook is a 7″ LCD display with 1024 x 600 resolution and full touch-enabled. But Apple iPad 2 maintained it’s previous size, and the same 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, it’s only 8.8 mm.
PlayBook is powered by 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor with 1 GB RAM and iPad 2 included a new Apple A5 dual-core ARM based 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.
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 introduced two applications, improved iMovie and GarageBand that makes iPad 2 as a small musical instrument. iPad 2 will have variants to support both 3G-UMTS/HSPA network and 3G-CDMA network and will release the Wi-Fi only model also.
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 – Official Video
Blackberry PlayBook – Preview
|Comparison of Specifications
Apple iPad 2 vs Blackberry PlayBook
|Design||Apple iPad 2||Blackberry PlayBook|
|Keyboard||Virtual full keyboard with swype||Virtual full keyboard with swype|
|Dimension||241.2 x 185.7 x 8.8 mm (9.5 x 7.31 x 0.35 in)||194 x 130 x 10 mm|
|Weight||601g (1.33 lbs) Wi-Fi only; 607 (1.34lbs) 3G CDMA; 613g (1.35lbs) 3G GSM||425 g (0.9 lbs)|
|Body Color||Black, White||Black|
|Display||Apple iPad 2||Blackberry PlayBook|
|Size||9.7 in||7 inches|
|Resolution||1024 x 768 pixels||1024 x 600|
|Features||IPS technology, Glossy widescreen, oleophobic coated,|
|Sensors||3 axis gyro, Illumination Sensor|
|Operating System||Apple iPad 2||Blackberry PlayBook|
|Platform||iOS 4.3 (upgradeable to iOS 5.1)||Blackberry Tablet OS based on QNX technology|
|Browser||Apple Safari||WebKit, HTML 5|
|Processor||Apple iPad 2||Blackberry PlayBook|
|Model||Apple A5 dual core CPU with PowerVR SGX 543MP2 GPU||Dual-Core|
|Speed||1 GHz dual core||1 GHz|
|Memory||Apple iPad 2||Blackberry PlayBook|
|RAM||512 MB||1 GB|
|Included||16GB/32GB/64GB||16 GB/32 GB/ 64 GB|
|Camera||Apple iPad 2||Blackberry PlayBook|
|Focus, Zoom||Auto Focus, 4x Digital Zoom|
|Video Capture||HD [email protected]||HD 1080p|
|Features||Geo tagging, tap to control exposure|
|Secondary camera||VGA (640 x 480pixels) @30fps|
|Entertainment||Apple iPad 2||Blackberry PlayBook|
|Audio||Formats: HE AAC, AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, AIFF, WAV||MP3, AAC, WMA|
|Video||Formats: H.264 up to [email protected], MPEG4, M-JPEG||H.264, MPEG, DivX, WMV|
|Battery||Apple iPad 2||Blackberry PlayBook|
|Type Capacity||Built-in 25 W-hour Li-Polymer|
|Talktime||Surfing up to 10 hrs (2G), 9 hrs (3G)|
|Standby||More than 1 month|
|Mail and Messaging||Apple iPad 2||Blackberry PlayBook|
|General Mail Client (Push Enabled), Exchange Sync||Blackberry Mail, Blackberry Native eMail Client|
|Messaging||Google Talk (Web based), Beluga Facebook IM, Facebook Chat||BBM|
|Connectivity||Apple iPad 2||Blackberry PlayBook|
|Bluetooth||2.1 +EDR||2.1 +EDR|
|HDMI||Compatible (1080p HD), connect through Apple digital AV adapter||micro HDMI|
|Location Service||Apple iPad 2||Blackberry PlayBook|
|Maps||Google Maps||BlackBerry Maps|
|Network Support||Apple iPad 2||Blackberry PlayBook|
|4G||No||HSPA+, LTE, WiMAX|
|Applications||Apple iPad 2||Blackberry PlayBook|
|Apps||Apple Apps Store, iTunes 10.2||Blackberry App World 2.0|
|Social Networks||Facebook, Vimeo, Twitter, Linkedin||Facebook, Twitter, YouTube|
|Voice Calling||Skype, Viber, Vonage|
|Video Calling||Skype, Tango|
|Featured||iBook, iMovie ($4.99), GarageBand ($4.99), FaceTime, PhotoBooth||Adobe PDF Reader, Word to Go, Sheet to Go,|
|Business Mobility||Apple iPad 2||Blackberry PlayBook|
|Remote VPN||Yes , CISCO Anyconnect, Juniper JunOS Pulse||Yes|
|Corporate Mail||Yes with CISCO Mobile||Blackberry Native Access, CISCO Jabber|
|Corporate Directory||Yes with CISCO Mobile||Yes with CISCO Jabber|
|Video Conferencing||CISCO Mobile, WebEx||WebEx|
|Security||Apple iPad 2||Blackberry PlayBook|
|MobileMe, Password Protected Screen|
|Additional Features||Apple iPad 2||Blackberry PlayBook|
|AirPlay, AirPrint, CISCO Mobile 8.1 App for Corporate use, 65000 iPad specific applications||Blackberry Bridge|