BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Woes against Android and iOS Devices

BlackBerry mobile devices have commanded a strong market share over the past few years; however, this isn’t the case with its tablet products, since the introduction of BlackBerry PlayBook, the device has suffered humiliation as well as discrimination from uninformed consumers who opt for iOS and Android products, it’s such a shame considering various strongholds associated with BlackBerry tablet PCs such as PlayBook. Consumers have developed an Android hype leading to mass production of supported devices from manufacturers; actually, the only prudent factor associated to increased demand for Android products right now is present of a diverse selection to choose from. Latest market research indicates a sudden increase in the overall number of Android devices acquired by consumers overtaking iOS to become second after Symbian.

In simple facts, a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet does a commendable job compared to many competing devices out there, it comes with a 1GHz TI OMAP 4430 dual core processor and an amazing 7 inch display panel featuring 1024×600 pixels screen resolution. By no chance, BlackBerry PlayBook’s unpopularity should be blamed entirely on consumers, the manufacturer must hold the lion share part of the entire misfortunes; it was not a complete product when introduced. Despite being announced sometime last year, RIM dint release Blackberry Playbook until April 2011 without vital features and applications such as E-mail. It’s a clear and sound fact that BlackBerry PlayBook is incomplete; however, it boasts of various functionalities not catered for in other competing products. As it’s anticipated, RIM will start rolling out upgrades that will address various drawbacks experienced on BlackBerry PlayBook giving it the much needed facelift to beat and outsmart rivals.

Unlike iOS and Android tablets, BlackBerry PlayBook does not have a contact management system of its own; however, on several occasions RIM has indicated plans to make features such as calendar, email and contacts available soon. In addition, Android operating system is known to handle multitasking needs efficiently; on the other hand, BlackBerry PlayBook offers great multitasking experience compared to Apple’s software; in fact, most users consider PlayBook’s multitasking capabilities to be superior to that of Android OS.

BlackBerry PlayBook Features/Specifications;

  • 1GHz TI OMAP 4430 dual core processor
  • 7 inch (1024×600 pixels) WSVGA Capacitive Multitouch screen
  • BlackBerry Tablet Operating System
  • 1GB RAM, HD 1080p
  • 5-Megapixel rear camera, 3-Megapixel front facing camera
  • Micro USB and Micro HDMI Ports
  • BlackBerry Bridge Technology
  • Intranet Browsing capability
  • Available options; 4G, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n, WiMax, HSPA+

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