Blackberry Playbook Kills iPad2
It's a Blackberry. Nuff said.
For the legions of my fellow Blackberry afficionados who know what Blackberry is all about, that 3 word answer is all it takes, but for the rest of you, I have outlined just a few bullet points to illustrate why.
#1. Eye Candy: Measuring 7 inches with a resolution of 1024 X 600, it has better resolution than the original iPad, and the Playbook only weighs 0.9 pounds, less than the iPad or iPad2.
#2. It connects with Blackberry Enterprise Server right out of the box, and instantly pairs with a Blackberry phone, so anything you view on your Blackberry, you can view on the Playbook tablet.
#3. Blackberry Tablet OS, powered by QNX technology. The Blackberry Tables OS has QNX's Neutrino microkernel. This could easily have been part of #2, but it deserves a space to itself. Back in April of 2010, RIM bought the QNX company, for a very good reason. To make a long story short, the Playbook tablet is optimized and visually more appealing than Android, with a sleeker navigational interface, and true multitasking.
#4. It's 4G. O.K., O.K., I thought it would be cute to put 4G for #4.
… but it's still 4G, whereas the iPad2 is still… ahem… 3G.
#5. Dual core 1GHZ CPU and 1GB of RAM. The Playbook isn't just another pretty tablet face. To power this supermodel, it puts some real power under the hood, (Think Lara Croft / Tomb Raider), allowing you to TRULY MULTITASK, (just like a standard Blackberry phone), run powerful apps, and, oh yeah, output 1080P video while your at it.
#6. FLASH 10.1 & Adobe AIR built in. So sorry, but the iPad2 STILL can't view flash enabled websites.
#7. 1080P Video recording… v.s iPad2 720p
#8. 5MP rear facing camera, 3MP front facing camera… v.s iPad2 720P rear, VGA. (640x480) front.
#9. Blackberry Playbook Price: $499 v.s. iPad2 $499-$829 depending on model.
#10. Amazon Kindle App… yup. That too.
I welcome your comments.