There have been new developments in the release date for the Blackberry Playbook. The Playbook is most likely going to be released in March 2011. This may be some indication for the release of the iPad 2 which may beat the Playbook to the finish line and be released in February 2011.
So what will be the difference between the Blackberry Playbook and the Apple iPad?
The Playbook has the ability to multi-task. This separates the Playbook from the iPad; however Apple’s update could rectify this. Multi-tasking will allow for two applications to run at the same time and tabs to be minimised. The dual-camera feature is very important especially because it allows for conference calling. The Playbook also has a built in USB port unlike the iPad, but the iPad 2 is most likely going to have a USB port as well. The iPad is for all the family but we don’t think the Playbook will be as it is intended and designed to be used for businesses.
Other surprising news is that the Playbook will not be using the latest Blackberry operating instead it will be running on the Blackberry tablet OS. Blackberry has also integrated Adobe Flash and Java into their Playbook.
The design of the Playbook is typical Blackberry. It is very sleek and is the obvious black colour. The Playbook’s size is 7.48 inches by 5.10 inches which makes it smaller than the iPad which is around 9 inches in length. As it only weighs 0.9 pounds it is very easy to use anywhere whether it is on the train, in the office or in the car. The Playbook’s screen is 1024 x 600 which mean it will be able to produce high definition media clips.
What do you think about the Playbook, would you buy it over the iPad?