The Apple iPad is no doubt a great mobile device to work with. Apple being one of the leading manufacturers as well, it is only natural that it pulls in a lot more user interest as compared to other tablet brands. But few users know that later tablets such as the BlackBerry PlayBook are as good, and in fact even better in some respects, than the Apple iPad.
In this article, we bring you top 10 features of the PlayBook that you will not find on the iPad.
- The PlayBook has an OMAP 4430 processor, which is more powerful than Apple’s A5. Also, this tablet comes with an impressive 1GB RAM, which is far more than the iPad.
- The PlayBook has built-in Flash and HTML5 capability, which makes for a fantastic web browsing experience. It is also capable of multitasking in the true sense.
- The PlayBook includes native support for HDMI, so you do not have to invest that extra money in an accessory.
- Though 4G is really “in” today, it does not become an absolute necessity especially if your device supports WiFi. The PlayBook does support both 4G and WiFi, and so, there is virtually no problem as regards connectivity.
- Smaller means more portable. The 7” display that the PlayBook offers makes it very convenient to carry around and use. It also offers users plenty of interesting and useful apps, especially tailored for the enterprise sector. Most of these apps are also very versatile and work with multiple OS’. It can, for example, run Android apps without being an Android device.
- Though Honeycomb is much sought-after these days, the OS is not open source and may exhibit compatibility problems. QNX, on the other hand, is something that has been around for a long time and that app developers can be absolutely sure of programming for.
- The PlayBook has two 1080p HD cameras, one 3MP front-facing and one 5MP rear-facing camera. The iPad has none of these, which is a definite minus for it.
- The PlayBook offers smooth and seamless integration with your BlackBerry smartphone. This means that synchronizing info on both your devices is easy as cake. In contrast, the iPad cannot be tethered with any Apple or other device.
- The PlayBook offers seamless integration with AIR and Adobe Reader, thereby offering users a complete Reader experience, unparalleled by none.
- The pricing structure for both the PlayBook and the iPad is much the same. The pricing of both brands revolves round the device’s storage capacity. But considering the extra hardware and amazing apps that you get with the former, it is relatively cheaper priced than the iPad.
Can you think of any other reasons why the BlackBerry PlayBook is more desirable than the Apple iPad? We would love to hear from you. Feel free to voice your opinions!