October 1, 2016

Compared – Apple iPad 2 Vs BlackBerry Playbook [Detailed Comparison]

Apple iPad 2 is going to launch in India within few days and everybody in India is waiting for its official launch. But in between a new competitor has arrived of Apple iPad 2, the competitor is Blackberry Playbook.

Few days we have written a detailed article about the specifications and features of Blackberry playbook. Apple is an old player in the field of Tablet because we are already aware of Apple iPad 1, whereas Blackberry is new player of Tablet.

Apple iPad 2 Vs BlackBerry Playbook

Apple iPad 2 Vs BlackBerry Playbook

In this huge Gadget market, it doesn’t matter who is old or who is new, matter only the gadget, can it beat other comparable gadget. It’s important to find out who is better and worthy to buy. Lets start the game 😛

Before comparison, have a look at the Detailed Specifications and Features of:

Apple iPad 2 Vs Blackberry Playbook

Apple iPad 2 is the most demanding and most popular Tablet in the world. Apple iPad 2 is the successor of Apple iPad 1 with some of the crucial upgrades in the new version of tablet. Apple iPad is very sleek and elegant in design. Its silvery glossy body is just makes you keep staring.

Blackberry Playbook is not behind, it is black in color and beautifully finished with amazing good-looking design. The tablet looks professional and decent. The adjective given to this tablet is “True Stunner”.

Dimensions

Apple iPad 2

  • Height: 241.2 mm
  • Width:  185.7 mm
  • Depth:  8.8 mm
  • Weight: 613 g

Blackberry Playbook

  • Height: 130mm
  • Width: 194mm
  • Depth: 10mm
  • Weight: 425 g

Height of Apple iPad 2 is more than Playbook because the screen size of Apple iPad 2 is larger (diagonally), whereas the width of Playbook is more than iPad 2. Blackberry playbook is comparatively 200 g lighter than iPad 2. Who is heavier in Features, will decide the winner :)

Display and Screen Resolution

Apple iPad 2 is having 9.7-inches (Diagonally) LED-backlit with Glossy Widescreen multi-touch Display with IPS Technology. It offers the screen resolution of 1024 X 768 pixels. The screen is having oleophobic coating to make it Fingerprint resistant. iPad 2 supports display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously.

Blackberry Playbook is having 7-inches LCD Capacitive Display which offers the screen resolution of 1024 X 600 pixels. The screen is having 4-finger multi-touch and gesture support.

Processor & Operating System

Apple iPad 2 is having powerful processor of 1 GHz Dual Core Apple A5 Custom-Designed for high-performance and low-power system-on-a-chip. It is running on Apple iOS 4.3 which is developed by Apple.

On the other hand, Playbook’s performance is blazed by 1 GHz Dual Core Processor. It comes with BlackBerry Tablet OS with Symmetric multiprocessing and 1 GB of RAM.

Camera & Photography

Both the tablets are competing very hardly for making the user experience wonderful and awesome, after all only one can win not two.  Apple iPad 2 back camera supports HD Video Recording @ 30 frames per second with Digital Zoom.

It also have front camera that too offers video recording of VGA Quality. It supports Video and Image geo-tagging over Wi-Fi.

Whereas  the BlackBerry Playbook is having 5 MP rear camera which supports HD Video recording of 1080p and it also 3 MP front facing camera same HD Video recording of 1080p.

Web Browsing Facilities & Experience

With Apple iPad 2 you can enjoy a cool and powerful browsing with its Huge Display and Apple’s own faster version of the Safari Web Browser. iPad 2 browser support mail attachment and Video Playback. Apple iPad 2 do not support flash.

Coming on to BlackBerry Playbook, it also offers you the fully enriched web browsing experience with full Adobe Flash 10.1 Support. The browser also supports HTML 5, which means no compromise rendering of text, graphics and video.
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Connectivity

Both Apple iPad 2 and BlackBerry Playbook comes in different variants with different configurations like

Apple iPad 2 3G

Apple iPad 2 3G + Wi-Fi

BlackBerry PlayBook with Wi-Fi 802.1 a/b/g/n (available today)

BlackBerry 4G PlayBook with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n + WiMax

BlackBerry 4G PlayBook with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n + LTE

BlackBerry 4G PlayBook with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n + HSPA+

Both the tablets have Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR Support.

Power and Battery

The critical and most important feature of tablet is its battery life, if the battery is not lasting long, the whole tablet goes to hell. Apple iPad 2 is having 25-watt-hour rechargeable battery which offers uninterrupted 10 hours of Internet surfing on Wi-Fi, watching video or listening to music. You can charge your iPad 2 in two ways, power adapter or USB to Your Computer system.

Battery life of BlackBerry Playbook is about 300 Hours and 30 minutes of talktime, web browsing of 17 Hours and 34 Hours of Music Playbook. Its battery life is approximately equal to Apple iPad 2 i.e. of 10 Hours.

Price & Worthy

Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi will be available in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB capacities for $499, $599, and $699 respectively. The iPad Wi-Fi + 3G will be available in the aforementioned sizes for $629, $729, and $829.

The Blackberry PlayBook is headed to the US and Canada on the 19th of April with an entry price of $499 (16 GB + Wi-Fi), $599 (32 GB + Wi-Fi) and $699 (64 GB + Wi-Fi).

Conclusion

So the choice is yours. Which tablet you love more, in my opinion you should go with Apple iPad 2. Rest its your opinion and wish :)

Note: The comparison & Analysis of both the tablets has been done on the basis of my personal point of view and expertise. If you have any doubts or views, do share them with me.

So Which tablet you are going to purchase? Do share with us, We would love to hear from you :)


If you find any wrong or incomplete details, Please provide us the feedback. Our efforts are always to provide full and correct Apple iPad 2 Vs BlackBerry Playbook Comparison, there can always a possibility of admitting a mistake.

About Rajan Balana

I am Rajan Balana, A Blogger from Rajasthan. I love playing PS2 and enjoy blogging.

Comments

  1. Really informatic dude, it might took so much of time to write this i guess. Really wonderful review. i love using both of em.

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