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    Tablet Wars: Playbook Vs IPad


    Well you knew it was only a matter of time before fan boys from each base began contesting for bragging rights as to which tablet carried the biggest punch. Although it will be premature to compare the Playbook to the IPad seeing that it wouldn’t be available until next year, going through the spec sheets one can give an educated guess on its performance.

    This comparison isn’t aimed at which tablet will sell more units but more on which would appeal more to its targeted user. I say “targeted” because i feel both RIM and Apple had business users in mind rather than the average gadget loving geek when making these tablets, nevertheless this comparison sheds more light into the capabilities of both.



    source: wired.com



    From the table above, the two significant advantages the Playbook has over the IPad are; adobe flash compatibility- this is a big plus as a lot of websites use this technology- and the fact that the Playbook is smaller in size- 7 inch as opposed to Ipad’s 9.7 inch- hence it will be less awkward carrying around. Not much can be said about the battery life or price of the Playbook since it is yet to be released but these two factors will nonetheless play an important role in the battle of the tablets

    Being biased to Blackberry i must confess that I’m secretly hoping the playbook does as well as the IPad or maybe even better but even the most biased Blackberry fan, if honest, will expect a lot better from RIM. While watching the DevCon presentation a funny thought crept into my mind; what if, instead of an IPad, I was holding a Playbook and it was Steve Jobs giving a presentation about Apple's new tablet..... Food for thought.




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    Hopefully if the bb playbook is released at a cheaper rate it will do better than the ipad, plus it has better n more applications to offer. another nice device from rim

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    I'm loving the size, the two cameras, and flash support!
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    I hope it has some kind of word processing and printing ability. The Ipad will have the printing abilility in November.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rl2k05 View Post
    I hope it has some kind of word processing and printing ability. The Ipad will have the printing abilility in November.
    Apple just clapped back, an IPad2 is on its way, slimmer with a usb port. Ha

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    Loving the playbook. Really wish it was released before the ipad

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    Ill take the playbook anytime,even if I were drunk!!!
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    How about the battery life for surfing, browsing and video playback? I noticed it was not listed and is one of the most important elements of a good tablet, thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by macmiIIan View Post
    How about the battery life for surfing, browsing and video playback? I noticed it was not listed and is one of the most important elements of a good tablet, thoughts?
    That's a good question. With any device, playing video is going to have the most battery drain. I'd guess that the tablet will be much like your phone in terms of length in battery power.

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    hmm there was a vid on ipad vs playbook on youtube it danced circles around the ipad

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    Quote Originally Posted by rl2k05 View Post
    I hope it has some kind of word processing and printing ability. The Ipad will have the printing abilility in November.
    It being a RIM product, I'm sure you will be able to load Documents to Go onto it, or it may be preloaded. RIM did acquire DataViz several months ago I do believe, makers of Docs to Go.

    Quote Originally Posted by alfonz View Post
    hmm there was a vid on ipad vs playbook on youtube it danced circles around the ipad
    Not only did the playbook dance circles around the ipad, it buried it while showing how inadequate it is next to the playbook.

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    I don't think I would want a 7 inch PB. If they come out with a 10 inch I'll get it.

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