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RIM’s Playbook 4G Finally Making its Appearance

If some of you have completely forgotten about the 4G Playbook, then it is time to wake up. It seems that the almost forgotten BlackBerry 4G Playbook is finally going to make an appearance next week. RIM is going to launch the 7-inch tablet on Canada’s Bell network. Apparently a document that was leaked and landed in the hands of MobileSyrup reveals that the device can be launched as early (or should we say late) as next week. However, for those who are finding this exciting news, the device will not be subsidized and will only be available for a price of 549.95 CAD.

The device will have an internal storage of 32GB, the older Playbook and this one following to have a few major differences – one of them being the 4G LTE and HSPA+ connectivity. Apart from that, everything else would be the same and we can expect more or less the same device with a slightly more connection spectrum built in.

The 7-inch WSVGA screen will come with a 1024 x 600 display, 1 GB of RAM, a rear camera boasting 5 megapixels and a front facing 3-megapixel one. It is powered by a 4800mAh battery and features the second generation operating system from RIM. Apart from that the punchline and the major sales driving factor could be the 1.5 GHz dual core processor, which should be a welcome change from the older 1 GHz processor of the Playbook 1 and one that should rival the Tegra 3 of Google’s Nexus 7.

At this point of time, the market estimate for sales for the Playbook 4G cannot be predicted for sure. The cheaper varieties mainly the Google’s Nexus 7 is doing well. Additionally, as RIM is not launching a subsidized version, means users have to shell out a lot of money for the Playbook.


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