IPad new generation vs blackberry playbook

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  1. wbeasleyatsmu

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    I was just wondering what convinced everyone in here to get the new IPad over the Playbook given...

    (the IPad) JUST NOW caught up with playbooks RAM
    playbook supports flash
    playbook is half the price
    playbooks processor clocks out to be faster(not much but still faster is faster)
    playbook 6 axis gyroscope vs ipad(new gen's) 3 axis gyro
    Same quality cameras (front and back)

    Also you can root your playbook so you can have access to the android market (so lack of apps isn't a real argument)

    I will admit that the bigger screen and retina display is nice but over twice as much in the price dept nice mehhhh

    not to mention that the blackberry 3g+ is pegged for sometime in April which will have a 1.5 ghz processor, while that seems to be the only major change I have heard so far if they upgrade the screen and keep the price moderately low in what way does apple stand out as an elite tablet
     
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    - I know RIM And Android fanboys love to compare hardware specs, but they are meaningless between 2 different OS'es. For example, an iPad 2 with 512MB is much faster than a Tegra 2 or Playbook tablet.
    - Apps, apps and apps. Playbook apps are almost nonexistent in comparison, overpriced and poor quality. What good is having a $200 tablet if you can't do what you want with it?
    - The new iPad has a much much much higher resolution and higher quality and larger display.

    I love how the Android or RIM trolls point out the few meaningless specs their device is better at.

    Plain and simple, the Playbook may be adequate hardware with very limited software. A better comparison would be to a $200 Kindle Fire. The Fire at least has a good app store behind it and the Playbook still loses.

    Its not just my opinion, but the free market has decided the playbook is not even worth $200 because it is inferior to the $200 Kindle Fire.

    If you want to compare meaningless specs, I can sell you a Celeron CPU clocked faster than your Playbook and 4GB RAM for $5
     
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    Yes, the iPad does have a better screen resolution and a larger display (I did indeed say that)
    No, those aren't meaningless specs when comparing because of the os (if it's so easy to upgrade the cpu why doesn't apple have an i7)
    Because, yes there is quite a large app market now with the availability to use the android app market on the playbook
     
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    Well, I bought my wife a Playbook, returning the favor as she bought me my iPad. While I haven't had too much opportunity to look it over, I was impressed with the obvious build quality, onboard speakers and display. The cameras might be much higher resolution than the iPad, but for some reason, video recording is inferior. I was impressed with the fact that the bezel is part of the working hardware of the machine, while being very unimpressed with the general lack of software.

    I found it easy to load music on there, but had to resort to the Internet in order to download and install Blackberry Bridge, hardly an intuitive process, and what the hell RIM were thinking of shipping it without an email client I can't begin to guess.

    My wife loves it. I have a colleague who has had one since day 1. He is equally impressed. I like my iPad, and use it alongside my iPhone. Horses for courses, I think. Hardware doesn't cut it alone, but then, neither does software.
     
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    The Playbook is only appealing to the limited number of people who are locked into the RIM system. There is nothing wrong with it, but then there is nothing wrong with the Kindle Fire. It is all a matter of individual needs. Despite all the attempts to create drama about a few non-issues with the new iPad, it has an amazing impact on customers. A poll of new owners after almost two weeks of ownership, show 82% - Very Satisfied, 16% - Somewhat Satisfied, 2% - Somewhat Dissatisfied, and 0% - Very dissatisfied. Considering that these numbers are better than those for the oringinal iPad and iPad 2, says that Apple has done a good job of appealing to the consumers.

    Hardware is important to the success of any electronics, but Apple blends the software and hardware to maximize efficiency. That means it can get more out of a smaller processor, thus consumming less power. People do not buy technical specifications, they buy good user experiences. An example is Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. supposedly the latest and greatest Android OS. Sony has come out recommending against upgrading to this version due to the experiences other devices have with it. Tests shoes that it uses 20-30 Mb more in web browsers than does Gingerbread. Reading and writing operations to the data base can slow things down so much as to create stability and speed concerns. It also uses about 17% more power in standby mode, which can mean greatly reduced operation time. You can have a 4-core, 2Ghz processor, but if Apple can deliver a better experience with a 2-core, 1 Ghz processor, nobody will want the 2 Ghz processor.
     
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    There have already been numerous complaints about the playbook crashing every time you try to load parallel apps from the android market. Even with android market available there are far fewer tablet specific apps for android compared to IOS. Also, interesting that RIM claims to be the king of email and calendar for business, yet both were just recently introduced into the playbook in February. Plus, lack of support from developers is a huge turn off for RIM, no HULU, and no NETFLIX. The biggest issue I see with any RIM product now is that they have dug themselves into such a huge hole they will not recover. RIM will be gone in a few years. They simply got lazy and lost control of the market they had dominated for years.
     
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    I am still currently using my Ipad2 and I can say that my Ipad gives me convenience with all the applications installed in my Ipad. I have 2 gadgets from apple and it gives me satisfaction from using this. Ipad has a better screen resolution than others.


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    if its so good why are they selling it at a loss lol

    from USA bucks county pa Sent from my iPad using iPF
     
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    I was the biggest blackberry fan for the longest time. And while I think the playbook is a nice tablet, and the QNX OS is a marvel I have to quit supporting it. RIM is in a spiral it will not get out of. Sorry to say! I hope QNX comes out somewhere better out of the ashes.
     
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