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BlackBerry PlayBook vs Apple iPad 2, side-by-side confrontation

The iPad 2 has been getting most of the headlines in the tablet market since it was released, but other manufacturers have their own offerings for consumers. Research In Motion has recently released the PlayBook. A couple of days ago we showed you a video of the device in action, but today we have a more interesting video.

An article on Phones Review has a video courtesy of Mobile Burn, which shows the two devices in aside-by-side confrontation. The video which you can see below has over twelve minutes of the devices in a side-by-side battle looking at various features of the tablets.

Some of the major features are compared which include gaming; multitasking and some other simple users interface features. We are not going to tell you how they compared, you will have to watch the video for that, but one thing that really stands out is the difference in size when you see the two tablets next to each other.

The PlayBook is likely to appeal to owners of BlackBerry cell phones, as the two devices can work well together. But is it worth having if you don’t already own a BlackBerry?

Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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Michael Spögler

1. The BB Playbook has a faster Processor – True Multitasking is availible only on the Playbook 2. The BB Playbooks Internet Experience is better than iPad due to the simple visualization of Flash 3. The BB Playbook has almost the same resolution – but on a 7 Inch screen – thus sharper Visuals 4. The BB Playbook is a true FULL HD Tablet – wether filming, camera or watching a movie. 5. The BB Playbook has better Cameras – the front camera of the PB is better than iPads rear Camera And that’s because RIM cares about the quality… Read more »

James Katt
James Katt

Why tether a Playbook to your Blackberry when you can also tether the iPad to your Blackberry, just like the President does?


@Richard. Please download the bridge software from My AT&T phone and playbook are doing the bridge thing really well. I'm not sure why your browser is having problems. I am doing well with the sites I have looked up, including ones my iPad won't do well. Yes, I do need some more specific business Apps but I think those will come soon. I do have 11 days more to make final decision, but I like the PB and hope I decide to keep it!


This guy does some of the best reviews.


well, I finally got my BBP and called Best Buy to make sure if I opened the box and used the BBP, I could still return it for full refund…yes I could…..and YES, I AM RETURNING IT! I have had BB phones from 2008 on, incl. my BB 9700 Bold w/ all the latest updates, so I should have been able to "marry the Bold and the Playbook but AT&T network ain't gonna let that happen. I can't tether the Bold w/ Playbook, can't BB Bridge the Bold w/ Playbook, can't use email or BBM. The HDMI out on Playbook… Read more »

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