After a very long wait, RIM has finally unveiled its 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook to its customers. The device will be available to Canadian customers first, and it will have a 32 GB of onboard storage capacity. According to RIM, if LTE is not available, then the tablet will “automatically adjust to connect on HSPA+.” In Canada, the tablet will be available to TELUS, Rogers, and Bell.
The 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook comes with the same sized display as its predecessor, which is a 7-inch display. The cameras on this devices, both front and rear facing are HG video cameras. Furthermore, it also has HDMI out and stereo speakers are also included with this device as well. As for the software side, users can expect the same OS experience as the one they are experiencing from PlayBook. This will however, include support for RIM’s unified inbox and built-in calendar and contacts apps for the 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook users.
The reason users were so desperately waiting for 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook’s arrival was because RIM was not sure about when to launch it and of course, there were rumors as well that tried to predict its launch date. However, the mobile blog, MobileSyrup reported last month that RIM was close to launching the 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook and its release would cone on July 31, which by the way was a very close guess as compared to other reports and rumors that had been going around about the launch of this device.
Canadian customers will be the first ones to get their hands on the 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook, which they can purchase on August 9. However, the rest of the world will have to wait a few more months to get their hands on this device, says RIM. Moreover, RIM did not mention anything about its cost and we will update you about it as soon as we get the news from a reliable source.