I have both iPad 2 and BB PlayBook. I use them regularly and I compare there features. As hardware and sofware quality PlayBook is similar with iPad 2, but similar not equal. However iPad 2 is better:
1. The size of screen is more contortable too the majority of people, less strain on eyes due to larger screen for almost the same resolution, we get bigger fonts in the same number on screen.
2. iPad 2 is confortable for holding it in portrait mode, best form factor for reading text. PlayBook not.
3. PlayBook is too heavy for its size thus to be kept by one hand only.
4. Even if we deactivate Flash on PlayBook the web browser is slower on PlayBook and buggy, some pages don't load to the end and if they are too long render slowly at scrolling the page.
5. Some touch commands have 1 secund latency on PlayBook or ignored, second attempt works, verified many times, iPad 2 has no such fault.
6. The battery life for the same usage on PlayBook is almost one third from iPad 2.
I do not comment the applications because th programmers community is responsible but a good and fast browser is the tresponsability of RIM for PlayBook.
Do not juge me we you do not own both devices.
For HTML5 only the browser for iPad 2 is better ever than Android's. I wish to be more competition on tablets but no equivalent so far to iPad 2.
amjad, 18 Dec 2011in my country there isn't many tablet options. so i am considering buying this, but i wonder i... more7 inch is easier to carry around than a 10 inch tablet. Blackberry Playbook will support Android apps in February. I say go for it; you will not regret that you did.
Mayank , 28 Dec 2011no sd card slot
bad operating system
bad battery backup
hig... moreno sd card slot = just finger count tablets support this . ipad,galaxy tab too .
bad camera = im weired how you reached this ! its the best camera in the tablet world . no doubt . just follow the reviewes . 0.7mp ipad ? or 720p 3GP of androids ? you have 5.0mp with a 1080p rec . even on front .
without flash = ha ?
bad operating system = GOD ! its the most powerfull OS in mobile world ! just see the multitasking ... ow .. how you say something like this ?
bad battery backup = yepp . its true ... hardly .. but not bad .
highly expensive = various in contries .
Anonymous, 29 Dec 2011Is it possible to connect a USB stick for internet (Like Reliance, Tata photon etc. ) to the p... morein blackberry playbook you can not use data card.
next model supports datacard
Blackberry is offering 50% festive discount on Playbook in India for 2-3 days. Is it worth it?, do we need a blackberry phone to access mails? Please guide.
Is it possible to connect a USB stick for internet (Like Reliance, Tata photon etc. ) to the play book and browse internet thorugh this 3G stick.
no sd card slot
bad operating system
bad battery backup
Crigga84, 26 Dec 2011I watched a 52 minute video and it used 12% of power.I watched 1hr 12mins vid and lost 14%,,if you want a tablet and love Blackberry why noy support Blackberry and buy one..Who has tested thousands of apps?? I just rather have 10-20 brilliant apps than 2million rubbish apps...Blackberry is the safest most secure way of mobile computing ever,no-one has hacked into a Blackberry..
Anonymous, 22 Dec 2011so why ipad? Extremely bad camera No card slot Overprice No flash ? and you're wrong. I... moreIpad have the smoothest OS on there tablet IOS. And App store with half million apps. And amazing battery time. Ipad 2 is still selling at 499$ and people buying it. And no one buying playbook even on 199 :)
Anonymous, 24 Dec 2011how long it can play video ? I watched a 52 minute video and it used 12% of power.
Amitdroid1pune, 22 Dec 2011Do i need blackberry internet service to download Blackberry Apps on Playbook? or just wifi is good?You need only will.
an2ny, 27 Jul 2011no card slot
not gorilla glass
no skype video call
whats the point blackberry?... moreso why ipad?
Extremely bad camera
No card slot
? and you're wrong. It can use android apps and it can make skype video calls.
Do i need blackberry internet service to download Blackberry Apps on Playbook? or just wifi is good?
ashish p, 20 Dec 2011guys..an offer at some cities in india promises BB 8520 Curve FREE with this playbook at a pri... more@Ashish, you can the curve with the playbook and use the EDGE network for web browsing. But ideally you should have a 3G network on your phone and then the web browsing speed on the playbook should be good enough for sane(read as acceptable) surfing.
The Playbook is being retailed at $199 in some stores in the US, you can check it at Bestbuy..it's only a matter of time, the prices are reduced for the playbook in India.
guys..an offer at some cities in india promises BB 8520 Curve FREE with this playbook at a price of about Rs.27,500 odd! my question being, how efficiently can i use the BIS service from this low end Curve 8520 phone over the playbook? also, do u think there wud be any catch coz this offer looks too gud to be true. And finaally, from 8520, can i upgrade to OS6 or mayb OS7 by any chance?