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11-16-2010, 12:30 PM #1
RIM Says PlayBook Beats iPad for Browsing
RIM is working on trying to build some early pre-release buzz for its PlayBook tablet, which won't be out until the spring. However, that's not stopping the Blackberry manufacturer from throwing down: they produced a new video that they say shows the PlayBook beating the iPad at Web browsing. Of course, there's no way of knowing if the video is rigged, and it's worth noting that it's not entirely fair to compare a 2011 PlayBook to a 2010 iPad. However, it shows that RIM is taking the tablet fight - which Apple has a big head-start on - seriously.
It's difficult to do a head-to-head comparison between the two devices. The PlayBook’s display is physically smaller, at seven inches, than the iPad's 9.6-inch screen, as well as being lower resolution (1024 by 600 pixels versus 1024 by 768 for the iPad). However, the PlayBook has a 1 GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 processor, as opposed to the iPad's single-core A4 chip. Most observers expect a new model iPad by the time the PlayBook is ready to ship, which should at least have 512MB of RAM like the iPhone 4's, if not a dual-core chip.
In short, it's a nice piece of marketing, but unlikely to sway anyone who's already planning to buy an iPad. It'll also be cold comfort to any PlayBook owners if a faster iPad 2 comes out in the spring.
Last edited by Paul Daniel Ash; 11-16-2010 at 12:35 PM.
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11-16-2010, 12:38 PM #2
yeah, i would need to have both in front of me to believe the difference, they could both be associated to different networks, with one being limited somehow, sorry for being cynical.
of course that could well be true, if so, good on RIM, anything that drives forward speedier web implementations is good for us all!iDevice-less, for once. flirting with Andy Roid atm, looking to rekindle romance if the right handset comes along
11-16-2010, 12:54 PM #3
I'm selling my iPad and buying a Playback.
11-16-2010, 01:04 PM #4
I'm going to wait till the iPad 2nd gen and decide which tablet will be the one I take home, it's either going to be the new iPad or the playbook, the galaxy tab and he HP slate are way to overpriced for me
11-16-2010, 01:09 PM #5
I feel the next ipad will be awesome and still be all around better. They forget to say when watching video or playing games with flash, what the battery life will be like, that is a huge plus for me and my ipadYou don't like the iPad because you don't have one!
11-16-2010, 01:29 PM #6
iPad 2 will kick the *** off this
11-16-2010, 01:32 PM #7
The big question is this: Will the Rim-let support HTML5? If so, it may win because you'll be able to view 100% of the web, not just part of it.It's not where you've been, or where you're going..
It's where you are.
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11-16-2010, 01:46 PM #8
nice device... but on these close platforms (no full OS) then it's the apps that make the device.Really?
11-16-2010, 01:54 PM #9
11-16-2010, 01:59 PM #10
ipad ftw end of discussion who gives a crap about the playbook!
11-16-2010, 02:01 PM #11
I call BS. I just took out my iPad (connected to uVerse over WiFi), entered cbs.com in the address bar, then rolled back the video and pressed go as soon as he did. My iPad was NOWHERE NEAR as slow to load cbs.com as the one in the video.
11-16-2010, 02:13 PM #12
11-16-2010, 03:07 PM #13
Well considering the PlayBook has better specs, I'm not too cynical. Steve Jobs is right though, 10" is it.
11-16-2010, 03:59 PM #14
Y'all can have the playbook and the iPad I want the Android pad
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11-16-2010, 05:08 PM #18
I hope Apple get rid of the current iPad design and make it like the iPhone 4. Nice and flat. Playbook does look good but I'd rather wait for Android 3.0
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