As expected, Research In Motion (RIM) has just released the 4G LTE version of its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. The slate is now up for grabs at Bell Canada for as low as $349.95 CAD with a new three-year agreement.
Customers who do not want to commit to a long-term contract can purchase the 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook
for no less than $549.95 CAD outright.
Keep in mind that the LTE-enabled BlackBerry PlayBook is expected to hit shelves at Rogers and TELUS as well. However, rumor has it that all three carriers will offer similar pricing options of the tablet.
Unlike the original PlayBook that packs a dual-core processor clocked at 1 GHz, the 4G version is equipped with a more powerful 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU.
Moreover, the latest Blackberry PlayBook tablet launched by RIM comes with LTE support and runs PlayBook OS 2 software.
The tablet embeds 32GB of internal memory and 1 GB of RAM. The 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook lacks microSD card slot for memory expansion, but RIM mentioned additional models with a higher amount of storage might arrive on the market in the following months.
Furthermore, more variants of the BlackBerry PlayBook
tablet with support for various high speed cellular networks will be available in the near future from carriers in the US, Europe, South Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.
“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
,” said David J. Smith, executive vice president, mobile computing at Research In Motion.