Blackberry Playbook Vs. Ipad: A Comparative Study

Both Apple and BlackBerry are recognized mobile makers in the global mobile market. The market is flooded with various innovative and advanced devices manufactured by these companies. A comparison between the Apple devices and BlackBerry devices is a tough job because they come with different features which are useful one or the other way. iPad manufactured by Apple is said to be one of the most innovative devices available in the market. The device has created a rage among the users with its sophisticated advancements and stunning looks. BlackBerry in an attempt to produce the same rage has manufactured the Playbook that is somewhat similar to the iPad in its looks.

A comparison study between Blackberry Playbook and iPad has led us to see a lot of similarities and various differences as well between the two. Both the devices feature a multi-touch screen with iPad carrying a large display unit of 9.7 inches, Playbook carries a smaller screen measuring 7 inches. Both iPad and Playbook has been adorned with a LCD backlit screen along with a QWERTY keyboard. The Apple iPad works on the iOS 4 operating system and is supported by a Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9 processor. The Blackberry Playbook runs on its blackberry tablet OS that is powered by the QNX technology.

Both iPad and Blackberry Playbook has been enriched with HD displays and awesome sound. The Blackberry Playbook has been integrated with two cameras. It has a built-in rear camera of 5 mega pixels and a front facing camera of 3 mega pixels and both the cameras work in a perfect harmony. The rear- facing camera of the devices allows users to click pictures within a resolution of 2592×1944 pixels. While the front facing camera helps to engage in video conferencing and face-to-face conversations. Users can also shoot videos at a 1080p@30fps.

While iPad has been equipped with 0.7 mega pixels camera that lets users to capture images within 960 x 720 pixels resolution. The device also sports a front facing VGA camera. The rear camera is also able to shoot videos at 720p@30fps. Thus, the gadget is very much inferior as compared to Playbook in terms of camera.

Both the Blackberry Playbook and iPad do have the connectivity option like Wi-Fi feature. Therefore, users can browse down the web from any hotspot in town with both the devices. They are both designed with compact and stylish look and are also easy to manage. Other significant features incorporated in both the gadgets include the Microsoft documents that help users to read and write information, create Power Point Presentations, Word Documents, and Excel Spreadsheets. It is again seen that BlackBerry Playbook has a longer battery life than that of the iPad.

Both the Blackberry Playbook and the Apple iPad possess their own apps that help these devices to run and also have the ability to download new apps from their own servers. Users will find that the Blackberry Playbook can create new apps with its fast development surroundings. It also looks like the free Blackberry Playbook can run its apps in layers with the apps live and not a visual rendition. However, the iPad lacks this feature. With both Apple iPad and BlackBerry Playbook, users will be able to load books to read. The Blackberry Playbook can download the Wattpad app while the iPad has the iBooks app.

In both the playbook and the iPad, users will find areas of different strengths and weaknesses when compared to one another. Users will get a wide range of business and entertainment possibilities which are helpful for everyday use.

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