On Thursday, RIM (Research In Motion) launched a mobile version of its PlayBook tablet in Canada. David Smith, executive vice president for mobile computing, said,” We’re excited to bring customers the first BlackBerry PlayBook tablet with support for 4G LTE networks. The new 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook offers a broad range of premium features, including a stunning seven-inch display, front and rear facing HD video cameras… it also offers premium performance on high speed cellular networks, helping customers to be more productive than ever and to make the most of their time on the go.”
Featuring the latest BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2 software, the new 4G LTE BlackBerry Playbook weighs only 425g and maintains a sleek form (194x130X10). It boasts of a 7″ LCD display, 1024×600 screen resolution, a Multi-touch, capacitive touch screen, WSVGA. It has a 1 GHz dual core processor, 1 GB RAM, 3 MP HD forward-facing camera and a 5 MP HD rear-facing camera. It also comes with 32GB of storage that users can use for photos, videos, music, documents, and more.
Since it has built in support for cellular networks, users donot have to be within range of Wi-Fi to experience the web, check email, or download the latest apps. Users have to simply purchase a Micro SIM card and data plan from their wireless service provider to stay connected wherever they have mobile coverage.
Canada is the first country to launch the 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, and additional models 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.