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What's Inside a BlackBerry PlayBook?

First and foremost, the device is apparently easier to open than its number one competitor, the iPad. Unfortunately, the composition of parts means replacing the battery requires the user to first remove the motherboard. Removing it is easy enough, just some standard Philips #00 screws, but it’s still a little disappointing that RIM decided to house the the guts of the PlayBook in the display assembly, and not the rear case like most other tablets.

Other highlights of the teardown include a magnetic dock connector, a 20 watt-hour battery, a 3-megapixel front-facing camera and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera capable of shooting 1080p video, 16GB of Samsung NAND flash, a Texas Instruments OMAP4430 1GHz dual-core processor, and 1GB DRAM.

Check out the full teardown on iFixit for all the gory details.

  • lifelesspoet
    Wow, a dual core 1ghz cpu and 1gb ram, this makes it at least twice as fast as any other blackberry device.
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  • cheeseborger
    i didn't know TI was making up to date processors
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  • K2N hater
    Please tell me the components aren't made in China.
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  • zerocoolx
    Seriously? You guys knew the specs before this even got opened! Besides, just look at the price. You get what you pay for.
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  • smeker
    Rainbows and Unicorns... that's what it has inside
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  • Marco925
    wasabiman123more ram than current gen gaming consoles, just... pitiful...Current gen gaming consoles also were made years ago,
    And current gen gaming consoles have very very small operating systems. allowing the game to take advantage of more ram even though it is less
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  • back_by_demand
    K2N haterPlease tell me the components aren't made in China.Everything is made in China, including the Stars & Stripes flags you all wave on 4th July.
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  • Marco925
    K2N haterPlease tell me the components aren't made in China.Other than the integrated circuits being made in taiwan, did you really expect anything else?
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  • pollom
    the girl is tooo hot !
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  • virtualban
    pollomthe girl is tooo hot !:) Thumbs up
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