Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Latest BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet May Be Coming Soon

BlackBerry PlayBook
BlackBerry PlayBook
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A recent report over at MobileSyrup revealed that the latest version of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will be introduced into the Canadian market by the end of the month. This upcoming model of the tablet offering of Research In Motion will feature 4G LTE connectivity, which has been long-awaited by a number of BlackBerry customers.

The latest BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will reportedly be introduced into the Canadian market by July 31 through Bell as well as other Canada-based mobile service providers. The blog revealed that the price tag of the upcoming device will be at around $550, as indicated through an internal document from Bell.

The internal document also indicated that the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will feature a seven-inch display screen with a resolution of 1024 by 600, dual-core 1.5 GHz processor, 1GB RAM and an internal storage of 32GB.

The latest model of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will also feature a five megapixel camera at the back that has the capability of recording 1080p videos as well as a three-megapixel camera up front. The device will use the BlackBerry 2.0 OS and will feature HSPA+ and 4G LTE network support.

Despite the demand for 4G LTE connectivity on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, it took a rather long time for it to reach the market. The device was initially announced by RIM during the 2011 Mobile World Congress and Sprint was supposedly the first mobile network provider to include it in its lineup. However, following plans of focusing on LTE connectivity for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet by RIM, the supposed offering of Sprint was cancelled.

However it remains uncertain how the latest model of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will fare in the market that is currently filled with numerous offerings from other device manufacturers. Among the rivals to the new BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Google Nexus 7 tablet.  Reports have also emerged in recent months that Apple will also introduce the iPad Mini before the end of the year.

The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet was supposed to be promoted to business users although it has not created much of an impact in the market. Its sluggish performance in the market continued despite a reduction in the price of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet implemented by RIM last September.

RIM will be facing an uphill struggle if it will indeed release the latest BlackBerry PlayBook tablet into a market that offers numerous options for consumers. 

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