BlackBerry PlayBook is announced to be available from Sprint in summer 2011, the forthcoming BlackBerry 4G PlayBook should be the first model of the device to pack a wider range of wireless connectivity options, offering support for the Sprint 4G service, up to ten times faster than the carrier’s 3G network.
The hardware specifications of this device include Wi-Fi support, a 1 GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM, as well as the new BlackBerry Tablet OS. The tablet PC would offer support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR and HTML-5 for an uncompromised web experience, all at 4G speeds.
“RIM believes a significant portion of the tablet market will want a higher performing, multitasking, professional-grade tablet and that is why we chose to design the BlackBerry PlayBook for premium performance with a powerful dual-core processor and multitasking OS. Together with Sprint, we are now building on that performance advantage with 4G and providing an unparalleled mobile experience for users,” said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO at Research In Motion.
Sprint 4G is currently available in 71 markets2 across the country, including Atlanta, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and New York City. Sprint first launched 4G in Baltimore in September 2008 and continues to build it’s 4G service for consumers and business users across the country. For more information, visit www.sprint.com/4G.
“This tablet is a great example of Sprint’s strong partnership with RIM in continuing to bring customers powerful devices to enhance their mobility. We are confident the BlackBerry 4G Playbook from Sprint will be one of the most anticipated tablets in 2011.”
PlayBook using WWAN, suggesting other 3G/4G models will debut later in the year, the Sprint PlayBook 4G won’t be priced till the release.