Apple iPad vs. Blackberry PlayBook 2.0, which should you buy?
BlackBerry has just released their new PlayBook 2.0 OS upgrade and CrackBerry has done an unbelievable job covering every pixel of it. Most interesting to iMore readers is Gary Mazo's incredibly comprehensive, finely detailed iPad 2 vs. BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 comparison. Gary covers everything you need to know about user interface and experience, apps an organization, multi-tasking, personal information management, media handling, email/messaging, eReading, photography and videography, web browsing, and gaming.
Here's Jared DiPane's multi-tasking comparison video.
Overall, each does certain things better than the other, and that means each will better suit a different type of user. If you're heavily invested in the Apple or BlackBerry ecosystem, that will no doubt influence your choice as well.
The scores might change slightly in a month, when Apple's iPad 3 is out and on the shelves, but the core truth will remain the same -- the iPad is the dominant tablet on the market, but for it's price, the PlayBook packs an incredible punch. Arguably, if you want a 7-inch, lower cost tablet, the PlayBook now packs the most punch, and best value on the market.
Gary nails this:
At $199.00, the PlayBook is a steal. No, it doesn't do everything the iPad 2 does. However, it does much of what the iPad does and does it better. In other areas, the capabilities of the PlayBook will only grow. With iPad 3 around the corner, we still don't know how high the bar will be set in the future but we are eager to find out!
Check out his complete knock-down, drag-out, function-by-function iPad vs. PlayBook comparison, as well as Adam Zeis' full BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 walkthrough, and then come back and let us know what you think -- does PlayBook 2.0 make Blackberry a tablet contender?