Research In Motion has let the cat out of the bag on the release date of the 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook. The 4G LTE PlayBook will be available in Canada starting August 9th! Here is what was said on the Inside BlackBerry Blog:
Yes, you read the title correctly. The BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet you know and love is now even better, with a new model available in Canada on select carriers beginning August 9th that has built-in support for ultra-fast 4G LTE™ networks.
The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is already designed to be portable and easy to bring along wherever you go. Now you can enjoy cellular network access with the 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, so there’s no need to be within range of Wi-Fi® to experience the web, check your email, or download the latest apps. Simply purchase a Micro SIM card and data plan from your wireless service provider, and whether you’re in the park, around town, or on the beach, you’ll be able to stay connected wherever you have mobile coverage*.
After spending some time with it, here are my four top reasons you should consider buying the new 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook tablet:
It’s fast — and I mean fast: Whether you’ve got to do a web search for some information, answer that urgent email, or check in on your social networks, this tablet is there when you need it, serving up the details at the speed you need them.
- Sized right — take it with you: As a frequent traveler, one thing I know is that I don’t like to be bogged down. The size of this tablet is ideal for me because of its compact size and light weight.
- Browse the web like you mean it: When I’m looking for information on-the-go, I prefer not to get the watered-down mobile version, especially when there are tons of websites built to have a rich multimedia experience. This tablet supports more HTML 5 content than any other native tablet browser on the market** and it plays Adobe® Flash® for that side of you that loves streaming videos and playing games.
- Movies and TV shows in your hands: Along with the introduction of the new 4G LTE variant, all Canadian BlackBerry PlayBook tablet customers will be able to access the BlackBerry® Video Store for the first time. The app is available for download in the BlackBerry App World™ storefront. Now you’ll have access to a video catalogue filled with thousands of movies and television shows, with new releases to be made available for purchase or rent the same day they come out on DVD.
The new 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook tablet comes with 32GB of storage that you can use for photos, videos, music, documents, and more. With its gorgeous screen and rich stereo sound, you’ll have a portable media powerhouse in the palm of your hands. The 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook will be pre-loaded with OS 2.0.1, which is also now available for Wi-Fi PlayBook owners as a maintenance update.
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.