BlackBerry PlayBook to be available with LTE and HSPA+

by Volker Weber

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, BARCELONA, SPAIN--(Marketwire - Feb. 14, 2011) - Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today announced plans to launch two additional BlackBerry(R) 4G PlayBook(TM) tablets during the second half of 2011, featuring support for LTE and HSPA+ high speed wide area wireless networks.

Let's count how many models RIM has announced now. Still waiting for one to arrive at my doorstep. :-)

RIM has now announced plans to offer four BlackBerry PlayBook tablets:
  1. BlackBerry PlayBook with Wi-Fi
  2. BlackBerry 4G PlayBook with Wi-Fi + WiMax
  3. BlackBerry 4G PlayBook with Wi-Fi + LTE
  4. BlackBerry 4G PlayBook with Wi-Fi + HSPA+
In addition to the Wi-Fi and 4G connectivity referenced above, each tablet can also support:
  1. Bluetooth tethering
  2. Mobile hotspots (ie. a MiFi(TM), smartphone or other portable device equipped to act as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot)
  3. BlackBerry Bridge


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