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BlackBerry PlayBook vs iPad vs Galaxy Tab: Specs compared

Today has been a day when we have covered a number of news on the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook from RIM, but this was to be expected, as it is a huge deal for the smartphone maker. Now that we have covered what the specs will be, we thought we would look at how it compares to two of its main rivals.

The two tablets that we are talking about are the Samsung Galaxy Tab and the Apple iPad. The former has yet to hit the market, while the other have had the market all to itself.

The most important feature that needs to be compared first is the size of the display, both the Tab and the PlayBook have a 7-inch screen, while the iPad has a 9.7-inch screen. Next is the processor, 1GHz Cortex A8, 1GHz dual-core Cortex A9 and 1GHz Apple A4 (ARMv7) respectively.

Next up is the RAM; this is where the tablet from Research In Motion shines, 1GB compared to the 256MB in Apple’s effort and 512MB in the Samsung. Apple wins out in the storage with 16GB, 32GB and 64GB; the Galaxy Tab has a choice of 16GB and 32GB, as does the PlayBook (Unconfirmed).

The camera is a no show on the iPad, but the Tab has a 1.3-megapixel front and a 3-megapixel rear. The PlayBook has a 3-megapixel front and a 5-megapixel rear. These are just a handful of specs for each device visit Engadget for more.

Although the Apple iPad performed badly compared to the BlackBerry PlayBook, just remember by the time that RIM release the device to the market, there should be an iPad 2 by then.

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Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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