Motorola Xoom Vs Apple iPad 2 Vs HP Touchpad Vs Blackberry Playbook

Posted on Mar 3 2011 - 10:59pm by Richard Sharp

The 2011 Tablet Wars are well and truly here, what with the iPad 2 press release yesterday and the Motorola Xoom, Blackberry Playbook and HP Touchpad all launching in the very near future.

 As with many tech release dates these are based on external sources and industry experts ramblings. This page will be updated with news and specs as and when we hear of them. Where possible both UK and US info has been included.

 Which one would you pick and what specs excite or indeed dissapoint?


iPad 2


Operating System Android 3.0 iOS 4.3 webOS 3.0 BB Tablet OS (QNX)
Display 10.1-inch 9.7-inch
LED-backlit IPS LCD
9.7-inch 7-inch LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 1024 x 768 1024 x 768 1024 x 600
Processor 1GHz dual-core
NVIDIA Tegra 2
1GHz dual-core
Apple A5
1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz dual-core
Memory 1GB RAM ? 1GB RAM 1GB RAM
Storage 32GB 16GB / 32GB / 64GB 16GB / 32GB 16GB / 32GB / 64GB
Front camera 2 megapixel VGA 1.3 megapixel 3 megapixel
Rear camera 5 megapixel AF with dual-LED flash,
720 / 30p video
720 / 30p video none 5 megapixel,
1080p video
Cellular radio 3G with free upgrade to 4G LTE Quadband HSPA or
3G and 4G 3G and 4G
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR 2.1 + EDR 2.1 + EDR 2.1 + EDR
Accelerometer 3-axis 3-axis Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes Yes
Battery 6,500mAh 25Wh 6,300 mAh 5,300 mAh
Depth 12.7mm 8.8mm 13.7mm 10mm
Weight 725g 601g (WiFi),
607g (Verizon),
613g (AT&T)
740g 425g
Prices 32 GB£499 (Dixons)



UK as yet unknown

Wi-Fi base price $499

UK – no clear indication

Rumoured start price $699

UK –

Starting at $599

Release Date


Rumoured 9th April in UK 11th March (US)

25th March worldwide

Rumoured to be in April Possibly in March (US)

Q2 in Europe and UK

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