Take A Peek At The BlackBerry PlayBook’s Guts In This Step-By-Step Teardown

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Within hours of the PlayBook’s launch yesterday, iFixit went to work on a teardown of the tablet.The guts didn’t reveal much we didn’t already know about the tablet, but it did finally confirm that there is in fact a gyroscope hidden in there. The battery is also a bit smaller than the iPad 2 and Xoom’s, but should have similar life as its competitors.

Click the link below for a walklthrough of iFixit’s breakdown and check out what’s inside the PlayBook.

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