iPad Vs. Playbook: which is better tablet player for price and features
Apple iPad vs. RIM’s Playbook is what buyers are considering these days especially with the approaching holiday season. The tablet war is getting fierce with top players aiming to give the iPad some competition and latest to join the war is RIM’s Playbook. We all know what iPad did to the tablet market in recent past; it developed a whole new tablet era and tablet sales rose to 26% during 2010, according to one study.
Apple dominated by selling 7 million iPads ever since it was launched. With such a magnum device in the tablet market, will the Canadian manufacturer of BlackBerry smartphones, RIM be able to make a dent in the sales target?
RIM started to woo tablet customers with an attractive price tag and announced that it will sell the Playbook at a price below $500. With this Playbook price it did manage to get potential tablet customers come flocking to its website and even RIM stocks started to rise at the Nasdaq Stock Market to the highest level which was its biggest gain in four months. If we see the price comparisons, the iPad price is $499 for Wi-Fi only model and its 3G model price ranges from $699 to $829 depending upon the memory options.
Another factor in the iPad vs. Playbook war is the inclusion of Adobe Flash that Playbook comes with enabling its users to run videos and graphics. Adobe Flash does not exist in the iPad but that does not seem to worry the technology major as more and more web sites today are turning to HTML 5 for streaming videos. iPad has thumps up for its huge screen size which is by far the largest size (9.4-inch) as against 7-inch screen of the Playbook. But one area where RIM’s Playbook scores above the iPad, for that matter any tablet will score above the iPad is the inclusion of cameras. Playbook features one front facing camera for video conferencing and another rear camera for stills.
But when it comes to operating system for iPad Vs Playbook we will give more marks to the iPad that has iOS and very soon it will see an upgrade to iOS 4.2 making it even better than the earlier OS. Apple will include many other features to the new OS. On the other hand we have BlackBerry QNX operating system working with the Playbook and will perform better than a device than does not have Flash. iPad has 1GHz processor whereas Playbook has dual core 1GHz processor.
To reach a conclusion that which is a better tablet between Playbokk Vs iPad, we still need to dig deeper into the Playbook which is still a new product and with time the tablet will prove whether it stays there in the war and defeats iPad or not.
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