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Tech Insights tears down the BlackBerry PlayBook

BlackBerry PlayBook Teardown
By Bla1ze on 19 Apr 2011 03:56 pm EDT
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Although there are a few tear downs circulating the web for the BlackBerry PlayBook, one common analysis of them all is that Research In Motion chose some great parts for their first foray in the tablet world. Tech Insights now has their tear down up and available for all to see, although they are still updating with a lot of information -- plus, whatever is in the reports that have not been released as of yet. If you're into the knowing what makes the BlackBerry PlayBook tick then you'll want to give it a look.

Source: Tech Insights

13 comments

captainbdsc

Those parts look delicious!

pozi240

Yes, after reading a few blogs on PB teardowns, the common theme from all was the quality of the parts used and how "robust" the hardware is. These are things I love to hear!

mckillio

No DDR3? Boo! (Fully understand the cost issue)

SharpieFiend

The TI OMAP memory controller only supports LP DDR2 modules. Cost was not a factor.

mckillio

Pretty sure DDR3 costs more than DDR2.

SharpieFiend

The memory controller in the microprocessor does not support DDR3, only *Low Power DDR2* RAM. That's why I said cost was not an issue, LP DDR2 is the only RAM they could have used.

You'd be wrong anyway - due to economies of scale DDR3 RAM is far cheaper than DDR2 at this point.

adinx

FM Solution?? Could anyone elaborate on what that means for the Playbook please

SharpieFiend

It contains an FM tuner, so a future software update may contain a radio app.

jlb21

That would be awesome! Though I bet MLB would be bummed over losing subs for internet radio.

BerryExcited

I just love seeing the screen resolutions compared again in the cost teardown:
BB: 170 DPI
Zoom: 151 DPI
iPad 2: 132 DPI
Explains why all the movies *cough* I mean work presentations *cough* I've seen played on the Playbook are just... amazing.

alpinechem

well awesome hardwares but a complete failure .

Gamesdmc3

Specs look spectacular