Research In Motion (RIM), maker of BlackBerry devices, confirmed rumors of the existence of 4G LTE BlackBerry Playbook. Recent reports suggest that the new version of RIM’s tablet will be coming to Canada before it will reach the US shores.
Canadian carriers like Rogers, Bell and Telus confirmed that shipment will start on August 9th; a logical and predictable move for the Canadian smartphone maker. Ever since, when RIM has a new device to release, Canada would be the lucky one to try it out before the US and rest of the world does.
David J. Smith, Vice President of Mobile Computer at RIM, hinted that it is one of the ways the company is trying to do in a bid to regain its lost patrons and followers as well as regain its momentum in the mobile market. RIM is in a shakedown stage right now after three consecutive quarters of losses and market share horrors. Thus, the company is trying to attract people who still believe in the ingenuity of its devices by releasing upgraded version of its BlackBerry Playbook.
“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 [High-Definition Multimedia Interface] out and stereo speakers,” Smith said in a statement.
4G LTE BlackBerry Playbook is expected to offer “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,” added Smith.
BlackBerry Playbook comes with a dual-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz paired with 1GB RAM offering 7 inches display with 1024 x 600 pixels resolution. Reports also suggest that the upcoming version is intended to run BlackBerry 10 OS, RIM’s last straw to redeem its lost popularity and market.
For now, there is no information when the U.S. and the rest of the world would be getting a taste of the upgraded version of Playbook. However, for those looking forward to breaking in BB10, they still have to wait until 2013.
Source: BlackBerry Canada