BlackBerry PlayBook (16GB) comparison

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BlackBerry PlayBook (16GB)

BlackBerry PlayBook (16GB)
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Google Nexus 7 (16GB, 2013)

Google Nexus 7 (16GB, 2013)
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BlackBerry PlayBook (64GB)

BlackBerry PlayBook (64GB)
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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
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Barnes & Noble Nook HD+

Barnes & Noble Nook HD+
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Price $99 to $199 at 2 stores $6 to $307 at 7 stores $132 at 1 store $339 to $379 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 119 reviews 3.0 stars out of 48 reviews 3.5 stars out of 13 reviews 3.5 stars out of 2 reviews 3.5 stars out of 15 reviews
Release date April 19, 2011 May 10, 2013 April 19, 2011 November 08, 2013 September 25, 2012
The Bottom Line The BlackBerry PlayBook ably showcases RIM's powerful new mobile operating system, but its middling size diminishes many of its best features. Thanks to its stellar performance and affordable price, the Nexus 7 is the Android tablet to get. The BlackBerry PlayBook ably showcases RIM's powerful new mobile operating system, but its middling size diminishes many of its best features. With everything that was great about the HDX 7 and more, the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 isn't just a great value, it sets the standard for a media consumption tablet. The Nook HD+ is a low-price, quality entry point into the world of tablets, especially now that it has full Google Play support.

Basic specs

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RAM installed size 1 GB
16 GB
1 GB
Info unavailable 1 GB
OS provided BlackBerry Tablet OS
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Blackberry OS
Fire OS 3.0 "Mojito"
Android 4.0.3
Flash memory form factor Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Integrated
Clock speed 1 GHz
Info unavailable 1 GHz
2.2 GHz
1.5 GHz
Weight 15 oz
0.64 lbs
15 oz
13.2 oz
1.13 lbs
Height 5.1 in
7.9 in
5.1 in
6.2 in
9.45 in
Input device type Keyboard
Touch-screen
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Wireless connectivity Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11b
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
NFC
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11b
Wi-Fi
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
Built-in devices Display
Touchscreen
Digital camera
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