BlackBerry PlayBook

68
Global
Score
68

It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.

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Model

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Other
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage
Maximum battery life
Up to10 hour

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Other

Input

Keyboard
no
Predictive text
yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
no

Location

Location support
yes

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, MP3, WMA) (DivX, WMV, XviD)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
yes (5 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus) (yes)

Other features

TV out
yes (MHL / HDMI (micro-USB))

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (16 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to10 hour
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer) (no)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes

Connections

USB
2.0
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
RAM
1 GB
Model
4G LTE

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Other
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage
Maximum battery life
Up to10 hour

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Other

Input

Keyboard
no
Predictive text
yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
yes (LTE-based)

Location

Location support
yes

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, MP3, WMA) (DivX, WMV, XviD)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
yes (5 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus) (yes)

Other features

TV out
yes (MHL / HDMI (micro-USB))

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (16 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to10 hour
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer) (no)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes

Connections

USB
2.0
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR

Hardware

CPU
1.5 GHz
RAM
1 GB