BlackBerry PlayBook Review

32 GB     See other variants reviews Score: 5.55/10

BlackBerry PlayBook is a little bit outdated BlackBerry Tablet OS device launched some years ago, in 2010, packing a pretty big 7 inches multi-touch display, a quite powerful Dual-Core CPU running at 1 GHz, and two cameras, a 5 MP back facing camera and a 3 MP front-facing camera. We will get a better understanding of this tablet's pros when we get into more details.

Being just 0.39" thick,the BlackBerry PlayBook is extremely thin and good-looking. It appears that Blackberry forgot about optimizing the weight in this 14.11 ounces tablet.

Blackberry decided to build this device with a TI OMAP 4430 chip, which holds a fast Dual-Core CPU clocking at 1000 MHz with 1 GB RAM memory. Helping with graphic rendering, it also uses a PowerVR SGX540 graphics processing unit speeding at 200 megahertz. This device comes with a 32 GB big internal storage and although it doesn't come with a slot for an external memory card, it it is more than enough to store hundreds of applications and even the largest games currently available without having to worry about how much memory is left.

Blackberry packed this tablet with a good level 7 inches screen, and a resolution of 600 x 1024 , providing this tablet with an average graphic quality. This screen uses LCD capacitive technology, and can detect multi touch gestures.

The BlackBerry PlayBook is equipped with two cameras, a 5 MP back facing camera and a 3 mega-pixels front camera. It can also capture videos up to 1920x1080 (Full HD) at 30 fps.

This device doesn't use a SIM card, because it isn't a GSM tablet.

This tablet also includes some interesting features like Bluetooth (for communication with other bluetooth devices, computers and accessories), GPS (Global Positioning System) and NFC, and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

Blackberry is offering this tablet for $ 75, which is quite the same as other same level tablets.

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Device Type:Tablet
Operating System (OS):BlackBerry Tablet OS
Variant:32 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:$ 75.00


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:32 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