RIM to Launch 4G LTE PlayBook August 9 in Canada; U.S. and Other Territories in Coming Months

Paul Lilly

Our readers who live north of the border will be the first to get their hands on Research In Motion's (RIM's) upcoming 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook tablet when it launches in Canada on August 9, 2012, RIM announced today. Customers living in the U.S., Europe, South Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean will have access to the updated device "in the coming months," though no specific time frame was given.

"We're excited to bring customers the first BlackBerry PlayBook tablet with support for 4G LTE networks," said David J. Smith , Executive Vice President, Mobile Computing at Research In Motion. "The new 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook offers a broad range of premium features, including a stunning 7 inch display, front and rear facing HD video cameras, HDMI out and stereo speakers, and 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."

The 4G LTE version of RIM's PlayBook is the same as the current version, except of course the new model supports wireless 4G LTE networks. It will ship with the latest BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2 software and come pre-loaded with various apps and tools.

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