BlackBerry PlayBook Review

16 GB     See other variants reviews Score: 5.46/10
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BlackBerry PlayBook is a decently made device launched some years ago, in 2010, which features a 7 inches multi-touch capacitive screen, a good 1 GHz Dual-Core processing unit, a 5 mega-pixels back camera and a 3 MP front-facing camera.

Being just 0.39" thick,this tablet is thin and comfortable. This time, it seems like Blackberry forgot about optimizing the weight in this 14.11 ounces device.

Blackberry packed this tablet with a nice 7 inches screen, and a 600 x 1024 resolution, which makes everything look nice. This screen uses LCD capacitive technology, and has multi-touch detection.

Blackberry decided to sell this device with a powerful 1000 MHz Dual-Core processor, included in a TI OMAP 4430 system chip and 1 GB RAM memory. Handling graphic intensive apps, it also has a PowerVR SGX540 GPU ticking at 200 MHz. A good point of the BlackBerry PlayBook is the 16 GB quite big internal memory and though it doesn't have a slot for an external memory card, it should be enough to install a couple hundred applications and games, but it might not be suitable if you are fan of the largest games available nowadays.

The BlackBerry PlayBook doesn't have a sim card, because it is not a GSM enabled device.

This tablet is equipped with two cameras, a 5 MP back side camera and a 3 MP front side camera. It is capable of shooting videos in 1920x1080 (Full HD) at 30 frames per second.

This tablet also comes with some interesting features like Bluetooth, GPS (Global Positioning System) and NFC (to trigger actions, transfer data or make payments by holding your tablet close to another NFC device or tag), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

This tablet is being sold for $ 400, not cheap for this kind of tablet.

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Device Type:Tablet
Operating System (OS):BlackBerry Tablet OS
Variant:16 GB
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Dimensions:7.64 x 5.12 x 0.39 inchesMetric19.41 x 13 x 0.99 cmImperial
Weight:14.11 ouncesMetric400.01 gImperial
Release date:2010-09-27
Price:$ 400.00


Screen Type:LCD
Size:7 inchesMetric17.8 cmImperial
Resolution:1024 x 600 pixels
Pixel density:170 pixels per inchMetric66.93 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:TI OMAP 4430
Processor:ARM Cortex-A9 (Dual-Core 1000 MHz)
RAM Memory:1 GB
Graphics Processor:PowerVR SGX540 (200 MHz)
Internal Memory:16 GB
SD Card Slot:No SD card slot


Battery type:Li-Ion


Back camera:5 megapixels
Front camera:3 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD)



Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 2.1, EDR
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor