Apr 21, 2011

Dissecting a BlackBerry PlayBook

BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet with 64GB MemoryA few days BlackBery Playbook launched directly dissected the components in it. Gadgets made ​​by Research in Motion (RIM) is stripped down by site repairs electronic goods, iFixit, a team that was already well known in the shuffle through the latest gadgets.

In terms of ease of repair if damaged goods, Playbook score high enough, ie, 7 / 10. This is higher than the iPad2, which are scored 4 / 10. Playbook component seems more accessible than iPad 2.

Another advantage of this Playbook, RIM using magnesium frame around the glass LCD screen so that it becomes more resilient. The LCD screen is not directly attached to the glass so it can be replaced easily when one of them damaged

However, there is a minus value in the battery, which can only be replaced by taking the motherboard first. This is equivalent to the IPAD is also difficult to replace batteries.

According to iFixit, which supposedly Playbook battery lasting up to 20 hours were smaller than the iPad 2. Then at least 8 chips in the Playbook are made by Texas Instruments. Components pretty impressive camera, with a resolution of 3MP in front and behind the 8MP.

PlayBook Specification :
  • 7-inch LCD, 1024 x 600, WSVGA, capacitive touch screen with full multi-touch and gesture support
  • BlackBerry Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Dual HD cameras (3 MP front facing, 5 MP rear facing), supports 1080p HD video recording
  • Video playback: 1080p HD Video, H.264, MPEG, DivX, WMV
  • Audio playback: MP3, AAC, WMA
  • HDMI video output
  • Wi-Fi - 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Connectors: microHDMI, microUSB, charging contacts
  • Open, flexible application platform with support for WebKit/HTML-5, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR, Adobe Reader, POSIX, OpenGL, Java
  • Ultra thin and portable:
  • Measures 5.1"x7.6"x0.4" (130mm x 193mm x 10mm)
  • Weighs less than a pound (approximately 0.9 lb or 400g)
  • RIM intends to also offer 3G and 4G models in the future.



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