Review: Blackberry Playbook

Amy Swan By Amy Swan, 12th May 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The playbook has a difficult childhood behind. To begin, it is a product of Research in Motion, is better known as the maker of Blackberry phones. Who are less well in the market than before, which the playbook already a bad start position gave. And that is important, because how popular a tablet, the more apps there are available.

Review Of The Blackberry Playbook

Product : Blackberry Playbook
Author : Syed Qasim Abbas
Recommended price : € 199.00
Score : 4/5
Pro & Contra :
Screen = Yes
Speed = Yes
Good build quality = Yes
Media Support = Yes
Platform = NO
App-range = NO

Brief :
The playbook has a difficult childhood behind. To begin, it is a product of Research in Motion, is better known as the maker of Blackberry phones. Who are less well in the market than before, which the playbook already a bad start position gave. And that is important, because how popular a tablet, the more apps there are available.

At the launch of the playbook last year trudged device with a variety of shortcomings. Example, there was no mail function available. Something that is resolved with a solid firmware update that further restrictions lifted. So good news, but makes the playbook on somehow interesting for people who mainly want to use in a living context.

At the hardware level, the Playbook an outer leg, or at least compared to other tablets we viewed at FWD, including tablets for the file in FWD 41 for read. It is to start a tablet with a 7-inch screen, which makes it more compact than a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 or iPad. That compact construction and low weight of 500 grams is not a plus if you want to use mobile tablet much, but in the living room we find a 10 inch screen around the slightly nicer user.

Nevertheless some praise for the playbook screen. It is, in fact a very solid IPS display with excellent color reproduction and wide viewing angle. Especially now that the price of the playbook with more than half dropped, this is surely remarkable. For less than $ 200 you will find not competing with the same quality or responsiveness.

Also for software flies solo playbook. It uses RIM's own concoction based on the QNX operating system. Strange enough that an OS that is usually mainly in industrial applications (eg equipment for power) is used. One of the advantages for consumers is that QNX is very powerful and very good at multitasking.

It makes the playbook to a surprisingly good player, with no problems playing 1080p video without a hitch. The support for media formats is wide, so feel free to MKV and AVI's of all kinds on the playbook can whirl and see.

Through a micro-HDMI cable hang the playbook too easily to a TV. You can also check the send audio over HDMI.

Apps have always been the Achilles heel of the playbook, because the BlackBerry World-appwinkel few big names and contains somewhat more expensive than the Apple App Store or Google Play. The recent update fixes that problem partly by the playbook partly compatible with Android apps. This Android Player can not do everything, such as the latest batch of apps, but does its job quite yet - albeit slower than on a "real" Android tablet.

The playbook is definitely not the obvious choice. The lack of dedicated AV-oriented apps will make it very interesting if you are looking for an integration solution. Via the Android Player you can solve the shortage of certain topapps, but will people who want the very latest in terms of apps on their hunger stay. Although the tablet has very powerful hardware, diving games less quickly.

Purely for media consumption and surfing the RiM tablet worthwhile. And thanks to the unlikely combination of low price and still very robust hardware and codec support.

Name Playbook EU 16GB
Ean 0802975650675
Definition Ultra-portable, super convenient
- 7-inch LCD screen, screen resolution of 1024 x 600
- Capacitive multi-touch professional performance - Full power on tablet size - 1 GHz dual-core processor - 1 GB RAM - Symmetric multiprocessing Unlimited Internet - Games, media, apps and everything the real Internet has to offer - Full version of Adobe ® Flash ® 10.1 - Built-in support for HTML 5 - Uncompromising display of text, images and video speed connectivity - 3G network with your BlackBerry ® smartphone as a modem - Wi- Fi ® 802.11 a / ​​b / g / n - Bluetooth ® 2.1 + EDR Enhanced perception BlackBerry Connect wirelessly to your BlackBerry ® smartphone * time access to E-mail, calendar, address book, task list and BBM? Unmatched experience - 3 MP HD camera (facing forward) - 5 MP HD camera (rearward) - superior codec support for playing media, making media and video calling - 1080p HD video, H.264, MPEG4, WMV HDMI video output - Micro-USB and Micro-HDMI ports Videoconferencing - Crystal clear HD screen - Rich stereo - Dual HD video? s Built for business - Directly compatible with BlackBerry ® Enterprise Server - Seamless link for a secure window in your - BlackBerry ® smartphone - Corporate Data Access - Secure and manageable OS BlackBerry tablet - Powerful, easy to use QNX technology: that's the World Wide Web - Multi-Processing for true multitasking Empire application ecosystem - Rapid development environment - Reliable BlackBerry tablet operating system, with QNX technology - Supports POSIX OS, SMP, Open GL, BlackBerry ® 6, WebKit, Adobe Flash, Java ® and Adobe Mobile AIR

URL http://nl.blackberry.com/playbook-tablet/
Card reader
Integrated card reader N
Compatible memory cards No
Memory
Internal RAM 1024 MB
Internal memory type -
Audio
Built-in microphone Yes
Number of built-in speakers 2
Display
Screen Size 177.8 mm (7 ")
Resolution 1024 x 600 pixels
Display Technology LCD
Touchscreen Yes
Touch technology multi-touch
Operating system / software
Operating system BlackBerry Tablet OS
Camera
Built-in camera Y
Main camera resolution 5 MP
Second camera Y
Second camera resolution 3MP
Navigation
GPS function Yes
File formats
Compression formats H.264, MPEG4, WMV
Technical details
Model Slate
Color of the product Black
Network
WLAN connection Y
Wireless LAN type 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 2.1 + EDR
Other features
Hard disk drive 16 GB
Processor Family -
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports 0
USB 3.0 port (s) 0
Source data-sheet Icecat.biz
Processor
Processor clock speed 1000 MHz
Processor model -
Weight and size
Width 194 mm
Depth 10 mm
Height 130 mm
Weight 425 g
Connectivity
USB 2.0 port (s) 0
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity 1
Number of HDMI ports 1
Speaker / headphone / line-out jack 1
Microphone, line-in jack No
Base Connection No
Connection for AC adapter Yes
Storage
Total storage capacity 16 GB
Storage Media Type Flash

Tags

Media Tablet, Mobile, Playbook, Qnx, Review, Rim, Tablet

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