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RIM Blackberry PlayBook: Full 15 min Video Review

Written by Randy Harz. Posted in Blackberry, News

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Published on April 18, 2011 with No Comments

Blackberry PlayBook out April 19th 2011. Check out the specs plus a full 15 min. VIDEO review. The video review below showing off the portrait and landscape view of the Keyboard, the music app and multi touch swipe gestures to navigate through the OS. The display on the Blackberry PlayBook seems to be one of the best out on tablets. While comparing to Androids limitless personalization aspects you will have to make some comprises.The Top Bar you have a clock, Date and shortcuts to turn on/off Bluetooth and Wifi. Also a shortcut for screen orientation (screen lock) and a shortcut to get to the general options.You can rearrange the icons of the main menus app panel, to get your desired apps showing where you want it to be. That is pretty much all on personalization besides changing wallpapers.


  • Wifi only (no 3G connectivity)
  • new QNX Platform (totally different than Blackberry OS6)
  • 3MP Front facing Camera
  • 5MP Camera (no Auto Focus/Flash)
  • Video Recording 480p | 720p | 1080P with 30 Frames per second
  • Plays 1080p Videos (includes formats: MPEG4 and DIVX)
  • Micro HDMI
  • mico USB
  • Bluetooth
  • 1GHz Dual Core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • Few apps.
  • multi-tasking
  • Full Flash Support
  • Stereo Speakers

Unfortunately the Blackberry PlayBook lacks an Email client, contacts and calender. Also a Video Chat client is missing, so you will be limited to take self portrait pictures/videos with the front facing camera for now.

To be able to access your emails, calendars, Blackberry Messenger and so on you will have to launch the Blackberry Bridge and tether the Blackberry Playbook with a Blackberry phone via Bluetooth.

The Batter Life of Blackberry Playbook, can defiantly be compared to the best tablets out right now.

Device Battery Life in min.
RIM BlackBerry PlayBook 7:01
Motorola Xoom 10:26
Apple iPad 9:33
Apple iPad 2 8:20
Dell Streak 7 3:26
Archos 101 7:20
Samsung Galaxy Tab 6:09

So it is a nice start for RIM, with a super reactive OS on the PlayBook. But for now the device is missing some major apps, we hope to see being added through next updates.


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