Phone Comparison - BlackBerry PlayBook 2012 vs Amazon Kindle Fire HD

BlackBerry PlayBook 2012
blackberry playbook 2012
Amazon Kindle Fire HD
amazon kindle fire hd
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general General Info

Manufacturer BlackBerry Amazon
Announced Not officially announced yet September 2012
Status Cancelled Available - September 2012
Colors Black Black
Form Factor Candybar Candybar
Dimension 194 x 130 x 10 mm
(7.64 x 5.12 x 0.39 in)
193 x 137 x 10.3 mm
(7.6 x 5.39 x 0.41 in)
Weight 425 g (14.99 oz) 395 g (13.93 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 N/A
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 N/A
Messaging , Push Mail, EMail, IM , Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS BlackBerry Tablet OS, v2.0 Android OS, v4.0 (customized)
Processor Dual-core 1.5 GHz, TI OMAP 4460 [Similar] Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9, TI OMAP 4460 [Similar]
GPU PowerVR SGX540 [Similar]
RAM 1 GB [Browse Similar] 1 GB [Browse Similar]
Internal Memory 32/64 GB storage 16/32 GB storage
External Memory No No

display Display

Type TFT capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 7.0 inches [Similar] 7.0 inches [Similar]
Resolution 600 x 1024 pixels (170 ppi) 800 x 1280 pixels (216 ppi) [Similar]
Screen-to-Body Ratio 54.38% 53.55%
Multi-Touch yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels [Similar] 1.3 MP, 1280 x 1024 pixels [Similar]
Flash No No
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging -
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps No
Front Camera Yes, 3 MP, 1080p@30fps [Similar] No [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes No
Edge Yes No
3G HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps No
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1, EDR Yes, with A2DP
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support No
Browser HTML5, Adobe Flash HTML5 (Amazon Silk)

memory User Memory

Internal 32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM 16/32 GB storage, 1 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No No

Apps Sensors

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

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Po Non-removable Li-Ion battery (16.43 Wh)
Capacity 4800 mAh 4400 mAh
Stand by - -
Talk Time Up to 10 h Up to 11 h