Tablet PC Comparison: iPad, Galaxy Tab, Xoom, Blackberry Playbook

Compare features of the top tablets: Apple iPad, Galaxy Tab, Motorola Xoom, and Blackberry Playbook.
Posted February 25, 2011
By

Paul Rubens

Paul Rubens


The tablet PC market has more offerings all the time. What's the best tablet PC for you, among the top tablets: Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Motorola Xoom, or the Blackberry Playbook?

 

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab

Motorola Xoom

Blackberry Playbook

Apple iPad

Apple iPad 2

OS

Android 2.2 Froyo

Android 3.0 Honeycomb

Blackberry Tablet OS, based on QNX

iOS

iOS

Processor

Hummingbird 1GHz or 1.2GHz

Nvidia Tegra 2 1GHz dual core

TI OMAP 4430 1GHz dual core

Apple A4 1GHz

Arm Cortex 1.2GHz A9 dual core

Screen size

7" 1024x600 resolution

10.1" 1280x800 resolution

7" 1024x600 resolution

9.7" 1024x768 resolution

9.7" 2048 x 1536

Display type

Capacitive multitouch

Capacitive multitouch

Capacitive multitouch

Capacitive multitouch

Capacitive multitouch

Connectivity

Wi-Fi (a/b/g/n), 3G HSPA, Bluetooth 3.0

 

 

WiFi only version will also be available

Wi-Fi b/g/n

Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR +HID

3G, 4G upgradeable

 

WiFi only version expected

4G( 3G expected)

WiFi a/b/g/n

Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR

 

WiFi only version will also be available

Wi-Fi a/b/g/n

Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR

3G UMTS/HSDPA

GSM/EDGE

 

WiFi only version also available

Wi-Fi a/b/g/n

Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR

 

GSM and CDMA chipset

Sensors

Geo-magnetic sensor

Ambient light sensor

Accelerometer

Gyroscope

 

Gyroscope, Barometer, Accelerometer Ambient light sensor

3-axis accelerometer

Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor

?

Storage

16GB or 32GB, with expansion via microSD

32Gb, SD card support after software update

8GB, 16GB, and 32GB

16Gb, 32GB or 64Gb flash drive

16Gb, 32GB 64Gb or 128Mb flash drive

Camera

3MP or 5MP rear facing with auto-focus, LED flash

1.3MP front facing

5MP rear facing with dual LED flash and 720P video capture

2MP front facing

5MP rear facing

3MP front facing

 

None

1Mp rear and 0.3Mp front facing cameras

Carriers

AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular

Verizon

Sprint (4G version)

AT&T (3G, expected)

AT&T (3G version)

?

Price

$500 or $600 (no contract)

$250 (with contract)

 

WiFi only $450 (expected)

 

$700 (expected)

8GB $399
6GB $499
32GB $599
(expected)

 

WiFi only

16GB $499

32GB $599

64GB $699

 

WiFi+3G

16GB $629

32Gb $729

64Gb $829

plus data plan

?

Availability

3G: available now

WiFi only: Q1 2011

3G: Feb 17th 2011 (rumor)

WiFi only: April 2011

4G version: Q1 2011

WiFi only version: Q1 2011

3G version: Q1 or Q2 2011

All versions available now

Q2 2011

 

Read the rest about comparing the Apple iPad, Galaxy Tab, Motorola Xoom, Blackberry Playbook at Enterprise Mobile Today.




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