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BlackBerry Playbook
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BlackBerry Playbook

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Overall 7
6.7
Performance 7
7.0
Battery performance 8
8.0
Display 7
7.0
Camera 6
6.0
Software 7
7.0
Speakers 7
7.0

BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 review

theverge.com
23 February 2012
  • Excerpt: When we reviewed the BlackBerry PlayBook back in April , we couldn’t help feeling the device’s insides didn’t match its outsides. The PlayBook is a well-built, good-looking device, but its software was buggy, frustrating, and frankly unfinished.
  • Pros: Much improved performance, Email, calendar, contacts apps are finally native, Smart UI enhancements
  • Cons: Still some bugs, particularly with scrolling, Android app selection is weak, Email app could be better
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Overall 7
7.4
Performance 4
4.0
Battery performance 9
9.4
Display 9
9.2
Weight 10
9.9
Noise 10
10
Gaming performance 2
2.0
Connectivity 4
3.6
Keyboard 4
4.0
Temperature 9
8.9

Review BlackBerry Playbook WiFi 16GB Tablet/MID

Notebookcheck
3 December 2011
  • Summary: Professional gamer? Blackberry touts its tablet as a symbiosis of entertainment and work. Is the BlackBerry Tablet OS worth being tied to? After all, that excludes the large selection of apps on the Android Market.
  • Pros: Handy size, Stable case, Brilliant colors / good contrast, Bright TFT for outdoors, HDMI video out, Long battery life, Operating concept, The control concept with swiping over the lateral edges. The super bright screen is a knockout.
  • Cons: Only 12 month manufacturer warranty, Time Out can't be disabled, No virtual environment for Android apps, No email client, No SD card slot, A timeout of more than five minutes.
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Overall 7
7.0

BlackBerry PlayBook Review: In Depth

Recombu
16 October 2011
  • Conclusion: What the PlayBook can do, it does very well. We thought this would be the dry middle-aged tablet, but we’ve been impressed by how well it’s been able to handle video, music (through the great 7Digital music store) and the internet browsing experience.
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Overall 7
7.0

Review: BlackBerry PlayBook.

gadgetsteria.com
26 April 2011
  • Conclusion: Getting right down to the nitty gritty, can we say we’d recommend the PlayBook to anyone? In all truthfulness — not at this point. RIM simply left out or failed to develop various key areas of the PlayBook including several major marketing points.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

hubofgadgets.com
4 February 2014
  • Summary: Introduction Blackberry Playbook offers a combination of powerful features and a brand new operating system, which are enough to woo a lot of users. Although RIM had initially intended Playbook to be an enterprise focused tablet, it has become extremely popular in the general consumer market as...
  • Pros: Offers HD video playback of 1080p , Dual-core processor ensures speedy operation , The camera is exceptionally good , Has a great battery life , The design is simply splendid , Comes at a truly affordable price
  • Cons: Does not have too many apps , Does not support 3G , Has no memory extension facility
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Overall 7
7.0

BlackBerry PlayBook review

TechRadar UK
30 July 2012
  • Summary: Multi-tasking powerhouse still needs an interface boost
  • Pros: 1080p HD video playback, Fast dual-core processor, Bright screen, Super cheap
  • Cons: Too few apps, Small screen, Clunky interface, Weak battery
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Overall 8
8.0

BlackBerry Playbook OS 2.0 review

Stuff.tv
1 March 2012
  • Summary: BlackBerry seemed to be giving up all claim to competition with Apple's iPad when it launched its PlayBook last April without certain key features. What use is a mobile device without email or a built in calendar? Didn't that rather miss the point?
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Overall 8
8.0

BlackBerry PlayBook with 2.0 Firmware

Trusted Reviews
24 February 2012
  • Summary: We take a second look at the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet with its new 2.0 Firmware and low price.
  • Pros: Hardware is still among the best, Speedy operation and great in-built apps, Astonishingly low price for a quality tablet
  • Cons: Suffers occasional performance dips, Interface still has a few quirks, App support still trails the iPad and Android competition
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Overall 7
7.0

BlackBerry PlayBook with OS 2 review

wired.co.uk
8 January 2012
  • Conclusion: The improvements to the BlackBerry tablet OS seem to have been a long time coming but they're welcome nonetheless. It's a powerful device for both work and play, and it's finally starting to measure up to its rivals. But the lack of unique BlackBerry features, such as BBM, can't go unnoticed.
  • Pros: Native email client, sharp 7-inch screen, pocketable size, gesture controls, 5-megapixel camera and decent 3-megapixel front-facing camera, HDMI port, HD video recording
  • Cons: Still not many apps, no BBM, limited Android app support,
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Overall 8
8.0

BlackBerry Playbook review

wired.co.uk
7 January 2012
  • Conclusion: The BlackBerry PlayBook is a decent entry into the market, with its svelte form factor, minimalist good looks and sturdy performance. But the lack of apps could tell against it, as could the lack of a dedicated email/calendar/contacts client.
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