BlackBerry PlayBook Review

64 GB     See other variants reviews Score: 5.87/10
BlackBerry PlayBook 7

BlackBerry PlayBook is a mid-end device released in September 2010, packing a good size 7 inches capacitive display, a good performance Dual-Core processor clocking at 1000 megahertz, and 2 cameras, a 5 megapixels back-facing camera and a 3 mega-pixels front facing camera.

This device ships with a powerful 1 GHz Dual-Core processing unit, packed into the TI OMAP4430 chip and 1 GB RAM memory. Graphic intensive apps generally eats lots of processor cycles, so it also has a 304 MHz PowerVR SGX540 graphics processing unit to improve overall performance. The BlackBerry PlayBook has an excellent 64 GB internal storage and whereas it doesn't count with an SD memory card expansion slot, it it is more than enough to install hundreds of apps without thinking about how much storage capacity is left.

Being just 0.39 inches thick,the BlackBerry PlayBook is very thin and stilized. This tablet is a bit heavy for a tablet this size, weighting 14.11 ounces.

This tablet includes a nice 7" screen with a 600 x 1024 resolution, which makes all images and movies look quite colorful and brightful. This screen uses LCD capacitive technology, and can detect multi touch gestures.

The BlackBerry PlayBook doesn't have a SIM card, because it doesn't work with GSM services.

This device is equipped with two cameras, a 5 mega-pixels back facing camera and a 3 mega-pixels front camera. This tablet can also capture videos in 1920x1080 (Full HD) at 30 frames per second.

The BlackBerry PlayBook also features some interesting features like Bluetooth (provides communication with other tablets and accessories), GPS and NFC (Near Field Communication), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

This tablet might be a little bit overpriced considering it costs 180 dollars, and other similar tablets can be found for less money.

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Device Type:Tablet
Operating System (OS):BlackBerry Tablet OS
Variant:64 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:$ 180.00


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 OMAP4430
Processor:ARM Cortex-A9 (Dual-Core 1000 MHz)
RAM Memory:1 GB
Graphics Processor:PowerVR SGX540 (Dual-Core 304 MHz)
Internal Memory:64 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