RIM BlackBerry PlayBook Apple iPhone 4

RIM BlackBerry PlayBook vs Apple iPhone 4

RIM BlackBerry PlayBook

Reasons to consider the BlackBerry PlayBook

Screen size Much larger screen 7.0" vs 3.5" Around 4x larger screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Processor Faster processor Unknown, 1000 MHz vs Apple A4 A4, 800 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (around 30% faster)
Apple iPhone 4

Reasons to consider the iPhone 4

3.5G, Apple iOS 4.3.1
Weight Much lighter 137 g vs 400 g 2.9x lighter
Size Much smaller 58x114x9 mm vs 130x194x10 mm 4x smaller
App store Many more apps available iPhone App Store vs BlackBerry App World (Tablet) The iPhone App Store has over 500,000 apps vs 100 (5000x more)
Screen PPI Much higher PPI screen 329 PPI vs 169 PPI More than 90% crisper display of text, images and video
GPS Has an assisted GPS Assisted GPS vs GPS Assisted GPS can pinpoint your location much faster
Network Faster max data speeds HSDPA (7.2 mbps) vs None Almost the same
Thickness Slightly thinner 9 mm vs 10 mm Around 10% thinner


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Thickness Thin
BlackBerry PlayBook10 mm
iPhone 49 mm
Screen resolution High resolution screens
BlackBerry PlayBook600x1024
iPhone 4960x640
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
5 MP
App store Both have an app store, makes it easy to add new games and programs
BlackBerry PlayBookBlackBerry App World (Tablet)
iPhone 4iPhone App Store
Multitasking Neither can multitask
When you switch apps the previous app is closed


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Which phone do you like, and why?

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