We have some very exciting news concerning the BlackBerry PlayBook as the guys at Research in Motion saw it necessary to upgrade their tablet as to go head to head with the competition such as the Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 or the iPad 2. We’re talking about an upgrade to both name and function: the BlackBerry PlayBook 4G.
RIM didn’t want their high-end tablet to lose in what will be the network of the future, so the BlackBerry PlayBook upgrade is a welcomed addition. The helping hand concerning the 4G support came from Sprint. This will be a first time for Sprint hosting the BlackBerry PlayBook, as it is the first tablet to use the 4G network of the company.
Unfortunately, the release date of the BlackBerry PlayBook still remains a mystery, as RIM didn’t change the “early 2011″ idea. The same thing can be said about the pricing of the BlackBerry PlayBook, though we did find out a couple of months ago that the tablet could have a price tag in three flavors: $399 for the 8 GB model, $499 for the 16 GB and $599 for the 32 GB one.
We also found out that the three flavors of the BlackBerry PlayBook would have the exact same specs except the internal storage: a 7-inch display capable of offering a 1024 x 600 resolution coupled with a 1 GHz dual core processor, HDMI , 1 GB of RAM, two cameras (5 Mp and 3 Mp), the QNX operating system, Adobe Flash support and many more.
It’s really unfortunate that the BlackBerry PlayBook is still shrouded in mystery, but we did recently get to see it flex its muscles at a Rogers event so people definitely have an idea of what to expect from it. We shall see if the competition will have an advantage because of the delay, but all things being said, the BlackBerry PlayBook seems to be a worthy tablet and a choice to take into consideration should you want to buy such a device.
Many thanks to IntoMobile for offering us the news about the BlackBerry PlayBook 4G support.