Say Hello to the 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet

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4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook

Research In Motion (RIM) have announced the 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet. The new PlayBook features:

– 7 inch display,
– front and rear facing HD video cameras,
– HDMI out and stereo speakers
– LTE and HSPA+ cellular data
– unified inbox
– HTML5 web browser
– BlackBerry® Mobile Fusion
– 32GB internal memory

The 4G LTE PlayBook is exactly the same design, size and weight as the original PlayBook – 194 x 130 x 10 mm and 425gm. It runs on a 1.5 GHz dual core processor, while the Wifi-only original version runs a 1 GHz dual core processor. The built-in web browser supports both Adobe® Flash® 11.2 and HTML5.

The 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will be available from Bell, Rogers and TELUS in Canada on August 9, 2012. Additional variants of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet supporting various high speed cellular networks are expected to be available in the coming months from carriers in the US, Europe, South Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.


  1. The one major concern I have is the price point that has been floating around for the 4g playbook, not sure that will sit well with the consumers and may also not help the sales of the playbook.

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