The Amazon Kindle Fire Vs The Blackberry, it may not be in old-age question but what is the difference between the BlackBerry Playbook and the Amazon Kindle Fire? Well on the surface, they’re both 7-inch multi-touch screens with 1024 x 600 pixel resolution screens. As we dive deeper into the technical specs of these tablets, we realize the devices are miles apart.
Let’s get the technical specs out-of-the-way first. The Amazon Kindle Fire is based primarily in the cloud. Amazon has revolutionized the way we use our tablets by storing all of our music, TV shows, books, and files on the Amazon servers. This is why when you look at the internal storage, 8 GB seems small in comparison to the base level 16 GB of the BlackBerry Playbook. The battery life between the two devices is similar, but the BlackBerry Playbook wins at 10 hours of use, and the Amazon Kindle up to 8 hours of use.
The interesting selling point about the Amazon Kindle Fire is that it doesn’t require a computer to use. Since all the storage you’ll need is cloud based and runs up the Amazon servers you’ll never need to connect the device to an extra computer.
The main selling point that Amazon is using when promoting the Kindle Fire is what they call” split browser.” This new technology allows for web pages to be rendered at quicker speeds on Amazon servers before the website is viewed on the tablet. It’s an interesting theory but whether it will be a deciding selling point for consumers is still yet to be decided.
The drawback on the Amazon kindle fire is the small onboard storage space. Because of this, if you wanted to watch a movie on an airplane where there is no Wi-Fi service, you may be out of luck. The BlackBerry playbook at 64 GB is a nice size for toting around HD movies wherever you go.
The main reason why I’d suggest users to purchase the Amazon kindle fire is based on the Amazon content backbone that you get access to. Let’s face it, Amazon is king when it comes to content. The ability to stream new television shows, magazines, over 100,000 movies, apps and games, and of course BOOKS, is what separates the Amazon Kindle Fire apart from the rest.
Blackberry does rule when loading flash websites, email integration, and reliability. The other nice thing is if you already own a Blackberry device with data built-in, the tether ability between the two is a bonus when you’re outside of Wi-Fi range. Believe it or not, the browsing through a 3G network on the Blackberry Pad is exceptional, and almost as fast as Wi-Fi.
The price is on par, as both devices can be bought in the “Under $200” range. If I were to make a recommendation, I would advise you to purchase the Amazon Kindle Fire. This is based on the huge Amazon content network, newness of the device, and guarantee that Amazon will continue to nurture the device, as it appears they want to be the leader in the tablet game in years to come.