The original BlackBerry Playbook had very good reviews when it was released and in fact it still sells online. RIM is planning to release a new Playbook, which will feature support for 4G LTE network. Sources pointed out that the new device will be launched at the end of this month. It may arrive in Canada first, followed by the United States and the rest of the world.
The Playbook 4G should retail for around $550 and it was actually ready last April, but for unknown technical reasons, RIM decided to delay the launch. The tablet should feature a 7” touchscreen display with 1024×600 pixels resolution.
With 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM, the Playbook 4G is reasonable fast for today’s standard. It comes with 32GB of onboard storage, 5Mp rear-facing camera and 4800mAh battery.
RIM is a struggling company and it is facing a declining market share. If the Playbook 4G does launch; it could be the only major release we would see this year.