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BlackBerry PlayBook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4224 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the reliability and design. The screen and price also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the BlackBerry PlayBook is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for BlackBerry PlayBook

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 621 user reviews of BlackBerry PlayBook from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablet Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

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88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry PlayBook - Tablet - 64 GB - 7" TFT ( 1024 x 600 ) - rear camera + front camera - Wi-Fi, BluetoothBlackBerry PlayBook - Tablet - 16 GB - 7" TFT ( 1024 x 600 ) - rear camera + front camera - Wi-Fi, BluetoothBlackBerry PlayBook Rapid Travel Charger

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Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry PlayBook

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1618 user reviews of BlackBerry PlayBook from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.com.

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80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry Playbook 7-Inch Tablet (32GB)Blackberry Playbook 7-Inch Tablet (64GB)BlackBerry PlayBook Charging Pod + Rapid Wall Charger (Non-Retail Packaging)

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Review BlackBerry Playbook WiFi 16GB Tablet/MID

 

Professional gamer? Blackberry touts its tablet as a symbiosis of entertainment and work. Is the BlackBerry Tablet OS worth being tied to? After all, that excludes the large selection of apps on the Android Market.

Handy size, Stable case, Brilliant colors / good contrast, Bright TFT for outdoors, HDMI video out, Long battery life, Operating concept, The control concept with swiping over the lateral edges. The super bright screen is a knockout

Only 12 month manufacturer warranty, Time Out can't be disabled, No virtual environment for Android apps, No email client, No SD card slot, A timeout of more than five minutes

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BlackBerry PlayBook: Great Tablet, But Not Much to Play With

 

Once an industry darling, Research in Motion (RIM), the company that makes BlackBerry devices, has lately been navigating stormy seas. RIM's market share has fallen in key markets like the US thanks to smartphones powered by a visibly aging OS and...

I have to admit that the PlayBook grew on me. In a line, it’s a great tablet with a lousy app store—it’s almost like RIM built a supercar but there's hardly any road to drive it on. In many ways, because of that the PlayBook may remain a companion to...

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Blackberry Playbook Review

 

Playbook Review - this complete review of the Blackberry playbook goes over the most popular aspects of using this tablet computer in the real world.

apparently, even the most powerful tablets cannot handle HD video streaming while managing two displays simultaneously.

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BlackBerry PlayBook

 

(UPDATE: Please read our review of BlackBerry PlayBook's 2.0 software update. It adds email, calendar, and some other features that we were critical of in this review.)

Great design and sharp screen ; Unique OS ; Fun, intuitive gestures ; Android, Java app support coming ; Great keyboard ; Best in class browser

Launch apps plentiful, but lacking quality ; Screen size may be too small for some ; BlackBerry Bridge has limitations ; No native email, calendar apps

The PlayBook is not an “iPad killer, but if you're a BlackBerry phone user or are dying for a tablet, the BlackBerry PlayBook might be worth a look.

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BlackBerry PlayBook

 

The BlackBerry PlayBook is a powerful and good-looking tablet, but buggy software and the need to tether a phone to get BlackBerry e-mail and other key apps hold it back.

It's not really a matter of too little, too late with the BlackBery PlayBook. If anything, RIM's first tablet feels as if it was rushed to market. The PlayBook has a well-designed interface and plenty of power under the hood for serious multitasking....

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BlackBerry PlayBook Review

 

Until today, the consumer tablet market has been defined by the battle between iPad and Android. Apple's best-selling slate has set expectations for mobile utility and usability, managing to persuade users that – despite years of Microsoft Tablet PC...

The future for the PlayBook looks distinctly different to the tablet it is now, however. Android app compatibility, more native software, the ability to use email, calendar and other core apps without a “Bridge” to a BlackBerry phone – they’ll all...

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BlackBerry PlayBook ( 64GB)

 

Editors' note: Thanks to the release of recent, high-quality tablets , the overall score of the Playbook has been adjusted down from 7.3 to 6.

RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook is a fast, powerful 7-inch tablet with HDMI output, advanced multitasking and security, and a browser that integrates Adobe Flash 10.2 for a desktop-style Web experience.

The 7-inch screen cramps the powerful browser; the wake button is difficult to push; and app selection trails the competition.

The BlackBerry PlayBook ably showcases RIM's powerful new mobile operating system, but its middling size diminishes many of its best features.

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BlackBerry PlayBook review

 

To say that the BlackBerry PlayBook — and a review of the PlayBook — is something of an anticipated event would be an understatement. From the first moment the tech community caught wind (and sight) of Research In Motion's first foray into the tablet...

Handsome design ; Gestures make the OS easy to navigate ; Good battery life

Software feels sloppy ; No native email or calendar ; Third-party support is awful

RIM tries to enter a one horse race with the PlayBook — but does it have what it takes to stand up to the iPad?

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BlackBerry Tablet Lacks All the Right Moves

 

RIM's tablet exudes the same "business chic" as its BlackBerry smartphones, but the PlayBook's software suffers from lackluster Flash performance and the absence of useful apps.

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BlackBerry PlayBook Review

 

It's not really a matter of too little, too late with the BlackBery PlayBook. If anything, RIM's first tablet feels as if it was rushed to market. The PlayBook has a well-designed interface and plenty of power under the hood for serious multitasking....

Good multitasking power, Sleek and solid design, Crisp 7-inch display, Captures high-quality 1080p video, Powerful speakers

Need BlackBerry phone to get native e-mail, calendar apps, Buggy software, low-on-memory messages, Lackluster apps, No video chat option yet, Android Player coming later

Product Specifications

The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet delivers professional-grade, consumer-friendly experiences that redefine the possibilities of mobile computing. This ultra-portable tablet looks and feels great, measuring less than half an inch thick and weighing less than a pound. It features a vivid 7-inch high-resolution display that is highly-responsive with a fluid touch screen experience. It also offers industry leading performance, uncompromised web browsing with support for Adobe Flash Player 10.2, true multitasking, HD multimedia, advanced security features, out-of-the-box enterprise support and a robust development environment.

Built-in Camera:Double Camera

Configuration

Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in / No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Keyboard: No
Phone Function: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
USB:USB 2.0
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:128:75 / 16:9
Display Technology:TFT Display
LED Backlight: No
LED Technology: No
Number of Displays:1
Touchscreen:Multi Touch / Multi-touch / One-Point Touch

General Features

Convertible: No
Operating System:BlackBerry OS / RIM
Operating System Version:BB 7 AND BELOW

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Not Applicable
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Not Applicable
GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic
OnBoard Graphic Chip:OnBoard Graphic

Processor

Chipset Brand:Not Applicable
Chipset Type:Not Applicable
Processor:ARM9/9E / OMAP 4
Processor Brand:ARM / Texas Instruments
Processor Number:CORTEX-A9
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