Tablets have emerged for better; you can find two diverse, but efficient, gadgets in the iPad 2 and the PalyBook 2.0. In order to have a comparative view, you need to have hands on experience of both these gadgets. While both provide ample opportunities to users, suitability is a subjective matter and you alone are the best judge.
iPad 2 overview
The Apple’s iPad 2 has an edge in the industry, owing to its creditable features. It potentially sets the benchmark in many areas, whether it is the user-friendly interface or the other temping features. This simple, yet powerful, gadget has more to offer with iOS 5.0, also, is very much handy to use for ipad docking station like other gadgets.
Features, like “Pinch to Zoom”, can possibly make the tablet experience more attractive for users, and facilitate better implementation of the already existing ones. However, the need to leave an application to change settings may seem cumbersome to users, particularly when performing important assignments (or working with multiple applications).
As regards the gaming and media, iPad 2 can deliver efficiently. The iOS devices give endless media advantages; with the iTunes, you can enjoy the most extensive music library. Besides, there is the Video Podcasts and TV Show library. With “Home Share” feature, you have the entire media collection shared over your network. Although the iPad 2′s resolution is not excellent (1024 x 768), it is good. Using the Apple TV, you can send video to your home theater for an extravagant experience.
E-Reading, which can be done on the big screen, increases readability. The iPad’s size can make it somewhat fatiguing to hold for long periods; but the adjustable fonts, built in dictionary and search options can enhance the entire reading session. A page-turning animation gives a realistic appeal (of turning pages) to reading. With many more features, the iPad 2 can score above others in varied aspects.
PlayBook 2.0 overview
The Research In Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 has changed for the good (compared to when it was launched). This 7-inch (lower cost) tablet is often compared to the iPad 2, although it has its own advantages which provide it an overall singular outlook.
The PlayBook 2.0, priced at $199, may not do all which the iPad 2 does; yet, the increase in functionality of this gadget is predictable. Its App organization is similar to the iPad 2. But, the multi-tasking performed by PlayBook 2.0 can be one of the coolest compared to other tablets. Its ability to keep the applications active in the background can be rewarding, while working with multiple applications. The “swipe down from the top” feature is particularly helpful in several applications (like Calendar and Browser).
The PalyBook 2.0 has an attractive WebOS. The QNX software gives a sound platform for its working. While there can be limitations to the multiplicity of gestures, it potentially works great in many aspects.
The Contacts application and People view are worth implementing. The earlier requirement of BlackBerry Bridge (to connect with the BlackBerry) to see contacts has been done away with. With many good features, the PlayBook 2.0 can be the preferred choice for those of you wanting a social hub at your fingertips.
Suitability is the key
For some, the user interface, gaming, media functionality and web browsing of iPad 2 may score over PlayBook 2.0. For others, the multi-tasking capability of the PlayBook 2.0 may be enough to give it a try.
Usefulness and choice basically matter when it comes to picking one from the ocean of numerous devices. Else, abundant choices would not be present to expand user experience.
About the author: Claudia is a blogger by profession. She loves writing on luxury and technology. She recently read an article on iPhone dock that attracted her attention. These days she is busy in writing an article on galaxy tab accessories.