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The PlayBook is powered by a Cortex A9 Dual Core processor with PowerVR SGX540 graphics and 1 GB RAM that complement the operating system and give you PC like experience in a smaller form factor. The PlayBook sports a 7-inch LCD capacitive screen that has resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. The high resolution screen also has 4-finger multi-touch and gesture support features.
A 5 megapixel camera is loaded at the back of the PlayBook that can record Full HD 1080p videos in MPEG format. There is also a 3 megapixel front-facing camera that allows video chatting. The user interface of this RIM device is noteworthy as it combines features from webOS and iOS.
DesignRIM has designed the PlayBook in a form factor that is easy to carry around. The device has a metal chassis with rounded edges that renders it a sophisticated look. On the top edge is the power button of the tablet, along with the volume rocker and play/pause button. If you don't prefer the power button, you can also start the PlayBook with a simple swipe-to-wake gesture touch.
The 425 g weighing BlackBerry tablet has dimensions of 130 x 194 x 10 mm. The two stereo speakers are neatly placed alongside the screen bezel, that give superior audio output. The ambient light sensor present in the PlayBook is responsible for auto-adjusting the brightness of the 7-inch screen. Other sensors loaded into the tablet device include accelerometer, gyroscope and digital compass. The latter, along with GPS helps you navigate your way to any destination.
Storage and MemoryThe BlackBerry PlayBook uses a standard 5300 mAh capacity Li-Po battery, which once fully charged, lets you go unplugged for up to 7 hours. Like the iPad, the PlayBook also does not have any microSD memory card slot. You get 32 GB internal storage space to meet your requirements.
Connectivity and FeaturesThe Bluetooth connectivity in the PlayBook lets you pair a keyboard and mouse to it for ease of use. Other connectivity options include a micro HDMI port, a micro USB port, a charger connector and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. The unique feature of the HDMI output is that it can show separate contents on the tablet and the TV to which it is connected. This means you can run a video on the TV while surfing the net on your tablet at the same time.
You can surf Internet on the PlayBook through Wi-Fi on a Webkit browser. Apart from this, there are various useful features present in this tablet device that make it a must-have gadget. The RIM tablet has the copy and paste feature and packs in Word, Sheet, and Slideshow to Go from DataVis. The browser comes integrated with the Adobe Flash 10.1 and built-in support for HTML 5 giving an enhanced Web experience. Also present is a customized version of the Adobe Reader.
The Document To Go application lets you view PPT, DOC and XLS files. You can also create DOC and XLS files right on the tablet. Connecting to a BlackBerry smartphone via the BlackBerry Bridge allows you to access corporate emails, calendar, address book, task list in real time. Other business features of the PlayBook include corporate intranet browsing and enterprise VPN.
|Processor||1 GHz Cortex-A9|
|Operating System||Blackberry Tablet OS|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Gyroscope|
|Internal Storage||32 GB|
|Display Type||7 inch TFT LCD Capacitive Touchscreen with 1024 x 600 pixels|
|Other Display Features||Landscape-Oriented Display|
|Primary Camera||5 megapixels|
|Secondary Camera||3 megapixels|
|Video Recording||Yes , Full HD Recording at 1920 x 1080|
|Other Camera Features||Dual HD Camera, Auto Focus|
|Mail Features||Email, Pushmail|
|Document Support||Document Viewer|
|Other Business features||BlackBerry Bridge|
|Battery Type||5300 mAh Lithium - Polymer|
|Wi-Fi||Yes, 802.11 a/b/g/n|
|Video Playback||Yes , Full HD Playback|
|Video Formats Supported||H.264, MP4, WMV, DivX, XviD, 3GP|
|Audio Formats Supported||MP3, AAC, WMA|
|USB||Yes, Micro USB 2.0|
|Audio Jack||3.5 mm Headphone Jack|
|Bluetooth||v2.1, Supported Profiles(EDR, A2DP)|
|Dimensions||130 x 194 x 10 mm|
|OS Upgradable to 2.0, Dual-Core Processor, Adobe Flash, Adobe AIR, BlackBerry WebWorks, HTML 5, OpenGL, On-Screen Virtual Keyboard, Predictive Text Input, Organizer|
|1 Year manufacturer warranty for the Tablet, 6 months manufacturer warranty for other inbox accessories|
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I almost bought this owing to the price slash , Hardware wise its very very good option to go for.
However if you plan to use this as a ebook reader, then be aware that Playbook does not support sideloading of ebooks(copying epub/mobi ebooks from computer to playook.
If your primary purpose is only to browse internet and play games, probably it is worth a buy.However if you ever plan to read e-books( I wanted a tablet mostly for ready ebooks), then don't buy this one.This supports only pdf ebooks and the formatting of the pdfs is not good either.
BlackBerry PlayBook doesn't support external storage that means no Micro SD,nor Sim card so no internet on the go.but it's got Wifi..it feels rigid and durable, as though you could drop it and not cause too much damage.The tablet is easy to grip and looks bright and crisp.The dual-core 1GHz processor,and 1GB of RAM add some muscle to the PlayBook,running most of the apps i tested smoothly and quickly.i used it some time ago,a friend of mine brought this about 28k.and i was like ^O^.but now it's time to buy it before it gets Out of stock,RIM continues to support the platform with OS2.0.So guys if you want a tablet that can burn your girlfriend eye's then this shit is for you..
This is an excellent tablet ...should be cheaper than an Ipad but at 16.5k its a steal. Blackberry are literally dumping these into the market and taking in half a billion dollar loss on their balance sheet just to increase user base.
In many ways, this tablet is actually better than an Ipad..
1. It has a USB port...allowing various usb features most important of which is direct syncing with your main computer... i have all my important pictures, music, excel and word sheets on the tablet thanks to this feature which is flawless and very quick and computer recognizes the playbook as an external memory. Super easy syncing.
2. It has an HDMI port... dream on ipad users. Directly connect the ipad to your tv or hdmi receiver and check the contents out.
3. Personally, i like the 7 inch tablet more than the 10 inch as its more portable, it fits in my car dashboard shelf easily, also in my jacket inside pocket and if i want a larger screen, then i have a 13 inch laptop anyway.
4. My samsung phone has 2G internet...and this tab connected FLAWlESSLY via blue tooth and soon i was using internet on the tab in my car....
Whats more, my samsung waveII has ability to turn into a wifi AP , which i did and flawlessly, the playbook picked up the signal and i was surfing the net in under 10 seconds.
An ipad would require first buying an expensive variant which has 3G and then buying an additional 3g connection and then you will be online.. no doubt 3g is nice but can everyone really afford unlimited 3G plans.. i probabaly can, but chose not to as i dont want to waste money on multiple phone and internet connnections.
5. Fantastic screen, good functionality and solid feel but then its a blackberry product and i doubt anyone needs any introduction into blackberry quality.
All in all, if one wanted a tab but had not got one.. its the time to GO FOR IT and at this price, you will NOT regret it.
First id like to say that i ordered the 32 gb version on 31st Dec and was lucky enough to get it , probably because i dint get it from flipkart.
Now abt the product......when i first got it, it is a bit irritating as you have to have wifi to activate it and sit thru 400 mb of software download.
1)The touch is superb, in line wid all the gud tablets out thr including the ipad or samsung galaxy tab.
2)The display is excellent, again better than most of the other tablets, superb for HD viewing and the gaming experience is also excellent (albeit on the ltd games available)
3)I have a blackberry phn so tht helps as the blackberry bridge is an excellent feature with a very smooth way to connect to ur phn via bluetooth and u cn access bbm, internet, mails thru it.......makes up for the absence of 3G in the device n the internet speed doesnt change mch too.
4)The USB feature in the device makes it easy for you to transfer your data from ur desktop / laptop to ur PB........which is a bit of a pain in the ipad.
5)I kno its a bit risky but due to the lack of apps on this product , u hav to resort to third party apps which surprisingly work smoothly on the device without really slowing it down.
6)At this PRICE its a no brainer.
1) It is way too dependent on wifi at times like you can access some of the apps on PB only thru wifi like the bb app world and kobo books apps cannot b accessed from ur bb bridged internet, this doesnt make any sense.
2)Lack on apps on bb app world and wts worst is the ones tht r worth having are paid (like angry birds game)......BB people u better come out wid the updated OS by feb as promised (fingers crossed)
3)Doesnt recognise all the ebook formats especially the imp and popular ones like epub.
4)No flash in the camera.
Overall an excellent product given the specs and the price ur gettin it for. If u really wanna spend more or if want a bigger screen then opt for a samsung tab which has an excellent feature of being able to connect an external pen drive on it or a motorola xoom at 23000 for a 10 inch screen is a gud buy too.
Bought the 32 GB model since it appears that the 16 GB model has run out of stock everywhere. On bootup, automatically upgrades to the latest version - so if you are planning to root it and put Android, you might have to wait a bit till CrackBerry provides a rooting method for the latest. I was going to hold on till OS 2.0 comes out anyway and then explore putting ICS on it.
Hardware is nice and the interface is good. Surprisingly good number of apps in the store - enough to keep you entertained for 2 months till either 2.0 clicks or we get bored and put ICS on it.
Stereo output is awesome. Compared to Kindle Kire - it has a better form factor and even distribution of weight - which makes it easy to hold with 2 hands. With Kindle Fire, the bezel surrounding the screen is not even-sized, so you will have to hold it with one hand and hence you feel that it is heavy - not so with Playbook.
A feature that I absolutely love is the bezel gestures. This saves a lot of on-screen real estate. To go to home screen, do a bezel up, to go to app options do a bezel down. Kindle Fire keeps these options inside the screen and hence the screen feels much smaller even though both are 7 inches.
Overall a good buy for around 16K.
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