BlackBerry Playbook

BlackBerry Playbook

Last updated September 15th, 2013 at 09:18 pm

I don’t think that I need to talk about all those companies that are making tablets these days. It is quite clear that almost all the electronic companies are busy making tablets and smartphones. However, there is one company that has always been producing quality smartphones and the name of that company is BlackBerry. In this post, I am going to review the tablet introduced by BlackBerry called BlackBerry Playbook. Below, you will find information about the features, specifications of the tablet and also what I think about it.

BlackBerry Playbook
BlackBerry Playbook


If we take a look at the basic features of this app then nothing has changed from the previous version. In order to navigate through the apps, you will be required to use the gesture function. Let’s say that you are using an app and want to minimize it then you can simply drag your finger from top and the app will be converted into a smaller window. After that, you will also see a list of the apps that are already minimized in the system dock.

If you will swipe from the left to right bezel, you will be taken directly to those apps that are open and working at the moment. However, if you will swipe from top to down in the bezel, extra options related to the same app will be displayed in front of you.

If you are thinking that how can you use all these gestures then don’t worry at all because you will be introduced with all these gestures at the time when you will be setting up the tablet (Playbook).


I have found some improvement and tweaking in the home screen as well. On the top, you will see a dock just like the one that is available at the bottom of iPad. By default, there will be 5 apps installed in that dock but if you want, you can add more to the space too. Just beneath the dock, you will find all the apps that are installed in your BlackBerry Playbook. If you have used iPad then you will find the layout quite similar. However, the color combination and gesture support makes it different.

There are so many apps that are already installed and can be installed on BlackBerry Playbook and that is the reason why there are more than app pages. I really don’t like this multiple home screen idea used in Playbook whereas, it looks pretty awesome in Android and iOS devices.

Another thing that I don’t like about Playbook is that, there is no search feature. All the BlackBerry phones have search features and that leaves me wondering why there is no search feature in Playbook.


This Playbook by BlackBerry has got a dual core 1GHz processor that provides it with great processing speed. The video quality that you can see on this tablet is 1080p which is amazing and the result is also attractive for eyes. As far as the battery life is concerned, I’m not impressed with the effort put in by BlackBerry team.

Have you used BlackBerry Playbook? What do you think about this device, share your thoughts with us in the comments section below?

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