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Blackberry vs iPad: Blackberry Playbook Review - InfoBarrel

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Blackberry vs iPad: Blackberry Playbook Review

By Edited Mar 31, 2016 1 1





Although iPad is the best known tablet in the market at the moment; there are other options equally good and just at a fraction of the price - the new ultra-portable Blackberry Playbook tablet is probably the best choice and considering that it is more portable, cheaper and smaller than the iPad, it is almost certainly more convenient as well. The design of this gadget is beautiful and the small size means that you can take it everywhere with you without having to carry a bag or backpack; however, the biggest advantage in comparison to the iPad is that it supports Adobe Flash – this is probably the biggest customer’s complain about iPad. Flash will allow you to watch a greater majority of videos online without problems.

Technical details

  1. LCD Screen: 7-inch multi-touch.
  2. Storage: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB.
  3. Audio: Stereo speakers
  4. Size: 7.6 x 5.1 x 0.4 inches (the iPad is 9.6 x 7.5 x 0.5 inches)
  5. Weight: 0.9 pounds (the iPad is 1.5 pounds)


Pros of the BlackBerry Playbook

  1. The Blackberry playbook is well built with a stylish design.
  2. Price: You can find it on Amazon for as little as $359 instead of $495 for the iPad (16GB)
  3. It feels great and the light weight design allows you to hold it in one hand.
  4. High resolution display.
  5. Connection to your TV possible thanks to the HDMI output feature.
  6. Full access to the internet (it supports flash, adobe mobile, HTML5) you won’t have a problem tying to access any video, game or website.
  7. Although small and portable, this table has a highly responsive touchscreen and typing is an easy and precise activity.
  8. The battery is pretty good.
  9. Remarkable and high fidelity multimedia screen (resolution of 1024x600-pixel).
  10. Excellent technical support and as you know Blackberry is a reputable and serious brand that will offer outstanding after sales customer service.


Cons of the BlackBerry Playbook

  1. Charging time is slow in comparison to the iPad.

  2. The iPad has a bigger collection of applications available; although it is planned to increase the apps for the Blackberry in the near future.
  3. It needs to be connected to the Blackberry phone for mobile network connection; however, the wireless connection might be everything you need.


Where can you buy it? is probably the best place to buy the blackberry playbook; it offers great specification and advice about this and any other product and the customer review section will offer all information you need to make a final decision – they have been written by other customers who have already bought and tested this tablet for your benefit. At the moment the Blackberry Playbook has a customer approval of 4.1 stars out of 5; the iPad has 3.9 out of 5.


In summary the Blackberry playbook table is one of the best tablets at the moment in comparison to others and the iPad, the cons of this gadget are not something that puts people off, especially if all the pros are taken into account.



Oct 5, 2011 2:42am
Good article about the Playbook. I have been looking for a good iPad alternative and this could be the right choice.
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