iFixit Tears Apart The PlayBook

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It’s the newest tradition in gadget journalism: get the latest device and break it to pieces on camera neatly and systematically, then arrange all the pieces in a little display, noting the most interesting bits. The PlayBook has just gotten the iFixit treatment.

What’s been learned? Well, the usual components are there — radio, cameras, and so on. There’s a gyro and accelerometer, the battery is a bit smaller than larger tablets’ (naturally), and there are two microphones, probably allowing for noise reduction. And no, they didn’t find a native email client in there.

No surprises, and the disassembly is rated as fairly easy. The LCD isn’t fused to the glass, so if you crack the front, you won’t be buying a whole new display. Good to know.