Video by Jordan Crook on Monday April 25, 2011.
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Here's a video comparison of the hardware and some of the major features found on the Apple iPad 2 and RIM BlackBerry PlayBook tablet computers, including some basic UI features, gaming, and multi-tasking.
Upon the release of RIM's new BlackBerry PlayBook, we felt it was a great time to put the market's newest tablet side by side with the market's most popular one, the Apple iPad 2. Both devices offer up a unique experience, each with its own strengths and weaknesses, but we wanted you to judge which wins out when tested side-by-side.
A few things worth noting from our comparison are the difference in size, as the PlayBook is around two-thirds the size of the iPad, email functionality (i.e. the PlayBook has virtually none), and the highly differentiated multi-tasking experience between the two slates.
Along with size, email and multi-tasking, we also compared the browsers, cameras, video play-back, and basic user interfaces of both tablets. To get more information about the BlackBerry PlayBook, check out Dan Seifert's review. Those leaning toward the Apple side of the battle should take a look at Michael Oryl's video tour of the Apple iPad 2 for Verizon.