RIM Launches LTE Variant of Playbook Tablet

A LTE variant of BlackBerry PlayBook tablet with built-in support for cellular networks is launched by RIM. The device will first launch in Canada but it will eventually launch in the U.S. The device has largely been overshadowed by tablets with more robust ecosystems, including the iPad and Android devices.

“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 device offers the same 7-inch display as the original, as well as HD front and rear facing cameras, HDMI-out, 32GB of storage, stereo speakers and more. It also will launch running the company’s latest BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2 software.

The LTE BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is also enterprise ready. It can be easily managed with BlackBerry Mobile Fusion and includes BlackBerry Balance technology.

Additional variants of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet supporting various cellular networks are expected to be available in the coming months from carriers in the USA, Europe, South Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

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