Blackberry Playbook versus Apple iPad 2?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by princealfie, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. princealfie macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2006
    Salt Lake City UT
    Looks like these devices are going toe to toe with their exactly same pricing structure. Anyone play with the Playbook yet?
  2. King Luis macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2008
    playbook won't be released until april.
  3. hcho3 macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    Playbook is not due until April
    Playbook is only 7 inch screen. That's very small. It's about half size of iPad 2's screen.
    Playbook depends on your blackberry on email. You have to have blackberry phone to use that feature.

    Dunno how many apps it will have, but it won't be enough to satisfy me.

    499 dollars is too much for 7 inch tablet. Apple's iPad 2 has 9.7 inch display.
  4. DougFNJ macrumors 65816


    Jan 22, 2008
    I think the Playbook will be great for Blackberry fans, it is marketed primarily for the business user, so like the Blackberry you will always have that crowd that will stick and stay with that platform.

    I don't look at the 2 Tablets as competitors at this point.
  5. Cutwolf macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2010
  6. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

    Mad Mac Maniac

    Oct 4, 2007
    A little bit of here and a little bit of there.

    Well is there still talk that they may be getting all the android apps? That would certainly help them a lot. And then if it becomes successful enough would actually help the android marketplace. But your other points are valid.

    You really can't compare the two. The playbook is designed for an entirely different niche at an entirely different size.
  7. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    Blackberry has been touting their "Super Apps" in commercials (which they defined as "a new class of mobile applications that make you wonder how you ever lived without them"), however, referring to UrbanSpoon as a "new class" of app is a little puzzling when I had it on my iPhone 3G almost 3 years ago.
  8. DougFNJ macrumors 65816


    Jan 22, 2008
    They are trying to look more attractive to the business users that they are holding onto.
  9. OSMac macrumors 65816

    Jun 14, 2010
    Crackberry posted a video comparing the size of the Playbook to the iPad 2.

    When he put it in his pocket (1:29) it said it all...

    See what you think works best for you:

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