Kindle Fire News, Reviews and Updates, October 15th, 2011:
Kindle Fire vs BlackBerry PlayBook
While analyzing Kindle Fire vs BlackBerry PlayBook, the first thing that you are going to notice about both these devices is that they look quite similar. The reason behind this resemblance is that both the tablets have been designed by the same company, Quanta.
|Kindle Fire||BlackBerry PlayBook|
|Operating System||Android (modified)||QNX|
|Memory Card Slot||No||No|
|Camera||None||3 megapixel front camera and 5 megapixel back camera|
|Screen Size||7 inches||7 inches|
|Battery Time||8 hours||8 hours|
Although both the tablets are black in color and have a 7-inch display, Fire features IPS screen for a wider viewing angle. PlayBook is slightly bigger than Amazon Kindle Fire.
Nonetheless, Kindle Fire lacks in several important features that RIM BlackBerry PlayBook includes. For instance, it has WiFi but no cellular connection, GPS, Bluetooth, and HDMI. Both the tablets do not have 3G, though.
Basically, Amazon is more focused on selling its digital content rather than the device itself. Therefore, it offers thousands of apps from the Amazon Apps Store (including Android apps) but there is no access to Google’s Android Market.
Plus, it gives you access to Amazon’s digital library comprising books, magazines, newspapers, music, movies, etc. You can also stream movies and TV shows. Thus, it has a huge eco-system.
However, in terms of storage, you will have to rely largely on the Amazon cloud storage as Kindle Fire has only 8GB storage capacity as against 16GB for the Playbook. Both the devices do not have microSD slots.
In addition, comparative analysis of Kindle Fire and BlackBerry Playbook suggests that Fire has 512MB memory whereas the RIM’s tablet has 1GB memory. Fire, on the other hand, is lower in price.
Thus, the Kindle Fire vs BlackBerry PlayBook comparison shows that the PlayBook is definitely better than Fire in terms of hardware but content-wise it does not match up with the new Amazon Android-based tablet.
As iPad is a common competitor for both these devices, here’s an interesting iPad2 vs BlackBerry Playbook video. You can also read articles on Amazon Kindle Fire Review and Kindle Fire vs iPad comparative analysis.