• BlackBerry 4G LTE PlayBook vs Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 vs Dell Venue 8

Phone Comparison - BlackBerry 4G LTE PlayBook vs Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 vs Dell Venue 8

general General Info

Manufacturer BlackBerry Amazon Dell
Announced August 2012 September 2012 October 2013
Status Available - August 2012 Available - October 2012 Available - October 2013
Colors Black Black Black
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 194 x 130 x 10 mm
(7.64 x 5.12 x 0.39 in)
240 x 164 x 8.8 mm
(9.45 x 6.46 x 0.35 in)
212 x 130 x 9.8 mm
(8.35 x 5.12 x 0.39 in)
Weight 425 g (14.99 oz) 567 g (20 oz) 292 g (10.3 oz)
2G Network N/A GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 800 N/A HSDPA 900 / 2100
4G Network LTE 700 / 1700 - -
Messaging , Push Mail, EMail, IM , Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS BlackBerry Tablet OS v2.0 Android OS, v4.0 (customized) Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor Dual-core 1.5 GHz Dual-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9, TI OMAP 4470 Dual-core 2 GHz, Intel Atom Z2580
GPU - PowerVR SGX544 -
RAM 1 GB 1 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB storage 16/32 GB storage 16/32 GB
External Memory No No microSD, up to 32 GB

display Display

Type TFT capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 7.0 inches 8.9 inches 8.0 inches
Resolution 600 x 1024 pixels (170 ppi) 1920 x 1200 pixels (254 ppi) 800 x 1280 pixels (189 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 54.38% 58.54% 67.11%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio No No No
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels 1.3 MP, 1280 x 1024 pixels 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels
Flash No No No
Features Auto focus, - Geo-tagging
Video Yes, 1080p No Yes
Front Camera Yes, 3 MP [Similar] No [Similar] Yes, 2 MP [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS No No Yes
Edge No No Yes
3G HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE No HSPA+
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR Yes, with A2DP Yes, v4.0
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support No Yes, with A-GPS support
Browser HTML5, Adobe Flash HTML5 (Amazon Silk) HTML

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM 16/32 GB storage, 1 GB RAM 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No No microSD, up to 32 GB

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor not present proximity sensor not present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC not supported NFC not supported NFC not supported

battery Battery

Type Non-removable Li-Po battery Non-removable Li-Ion battery (22.2 Wh) Non-removable Li-Ion Battery (15.5 Wh)
Capacity 5300 mAh 6000 mAh 4100 mAh
Stand by - - -
Talk Time - Up to 10 h -