BlackBerry smartphone compatibility with BlackBerry PlayBook charger

Article ID: KB26965

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 02-06-2012


Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry Curve 8500 Series
  • BlackBerry Bold 9700
  • BlackBerry Storm2 9550
  • BlackBerry Torch 9850
  • BlackBerry Torch 9810
  • BlackBerry Bold 9650
  • BlackBerry Torch 9800
  • BlackBerry Curve 9300
  • BlackBerry Bold 9900
  • BlackBerry Pearl 8200 Series
  • BlackBerry PlayBook tablets
  • BlackBerry Style 9670
  • BlackBerry Bold 9780
  • BlackBerry Storm 9530
  • BlackBerry Pearl 9100 Series
  • BlackBerry Bold 9790
  • BlackBerry Curve 8900
  • BlackBerry Tour 9630
  • BlackBerry Bold 9930
  • BlackBerry Torch 9860
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  • BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet 
  • BlackBerry® smartphone
  • BlackBerry® Premium Charger

The charger that ships with the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet is the BlackBerry Premium Charger and is fully compatible with a number of current BlackBerry® smartphones. Unlike the traditional BlackBerry smartphone wall charger which converts AC to 700-800 mA. The PlayBook charger will charge the smartphone faster than a AC charger.  Even though the Premium charger is rated at 1800 mA, the BlackBerry limits the charge rate for safety reasons.  The actual rate will depend on the battery model being used.

The battery does heat up slightly but is within acceptable levels. 

BlackBerry Premium Charger compatibility


BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet

BlackBerry® Bold™ 9930/9900

BlackBerry® Torch™ 9860/9850

BlackBerry® Torch™ 9810
BlackBerry® Torch™ 9800
BlackBerry® Bold™ 9780
BlackBerry® Bold™ 9700
BlackBerry® Bold™ 9650
BlackBerry® Curve™ 3G 9300
BlackBerry® Curve™ 8900
BlackBerry® Curve™ 8500 series
BlackBerry® Tour™ 9630
BlackBerry® Style™ 9670
BlackBerry® Storm2™ 9550
BlackBerry® Storm™ 9530
BlackBerry® Pearl™ 3G 9100 series
BlackBerry® Pearl™ Flip 8200 series


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