Can RIM BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Compete with Apple iPad? Comparison

Sorry but we have to do this, we would like to know what is the best when it comes to tablets, we have put together the RIM BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet (Officially Announced Today) and the Apple iPad specifications side by side so you can see what one you prefer.

Even thought the RIM PlayBook does not come out until early January its still worth a thought or two, anyway we will stop banging on and show you the differences between the two.

The BlackBerry PlayBook Top Specs Include: 7″ LCD, 1024 x 600, WSVGA, capacitive touch screen with full multi-touch and gesture support, 1 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB RAM, BlackBerry Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing, 1080p HD Video, H.264, MPEG, DivX, WMV Video playback, MP3, AAC, WMA Audio playback, Dual HD cameras (3 MP front facing, 5 MP rear facing), supports 1080p HD video recording, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, plus Wi-Fi – 802.11 a/b/g/n, HDMI video output, microHDMI, microUSB, charging contacts and Open, flexible application platform with support for WebKit/HTML-5, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR, Adobe Reader, POSIX, OpenGL, Java.

The BlackBerry Tablet aka RIM Playbook is only 5.1″x7.6″x0.4″ (130mm x 193mm x 10mm) and weighs approximately 0.9 lb or 400g, RIM will also offer 3G and 4G models in the future.

The Apple iPad Specifications Include: 9.7-inch LED-backlit wide Multi-Touch screen (1024 x 768 pixels resolution) with IPS (in-plane switching) technology and fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, 1GHz Apple A4 system-on-a-chip, Customizable Home Screen, Spotlight Search allows users to search across Apple iPad, and its built-in apps including Mail, Contacts, Calendar, iPod and Notes, Safari web browser, Browse and buy music, TV shows, podcasts on your iPad by just tap on the iTunes Store icon, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology and Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n) connectivity, plus Support speeds up to 7.2 Mbps on HSDPA networks (Wi-Fi + 3G model only), 30-pin dock connector, Integrated speaker, microphone, accelerometer, ambient light sensor and digital compass, A-GPS (Wi-Fi + 3G model) or cellular (Wi-Fi + 3G model), and Available in 3 variants of flash memory capacities — 16GB, 32GB and 64GB.

We would love to know if you prefer the RIM BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet over the Apple iPad, or is the iPad still the kid on the block you wish to hang around with?

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