BlackBerry PlayBook (32GB) comparison

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BlackBerry PlayBook (32GB)

BlackBerry PlayBook (32GB)
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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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iPad Mini (with Retina Display)

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Price $108 at 1 store $99 at 1 store $175 to $258 at 7 stores $135 to $164 at 2 stores $14 to $399 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
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)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.2 (4.5 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 23 reviews 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 14 reviews
Release date April 19, 2011 April 19, 2011 May 10, 2013 April 19, 2011 November 12, 2013
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. 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. The new iPad Mini somehow shrinks down the iPad Air into an even more compact package, sacrificing nearly nothing. It's more expensive than before, but it's also the perfect smaller tablet.

Basic specs

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Weight 15 oz
15 oz
0.64 lbs
15 oz
0.73 lbs
Height 5.1 in
5.1 in
7.9 in
5.1 in
7.87 in
Built-in devices Info unavailable Display
Touchscreen
Digital camera
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
RAM installed size 1 GB
1 GB
16 GB
1 GB
Info unavailable
OS provided BlackBerry Tablet OS
BlackBerry Tablet OS
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Blackberry OS
Apple iOS
Input device type Info unavailable Keyboard
Touch-screen
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Wireless connectivity Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11b
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
Clock speed 1 GHz
1 GHz
Info unavailable 1 GHz
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