BlackBerry maker Research in Motion has announced that its new BlackBerry PlayBook with 4G LTE will be launching on August 9th on Canadian wireless carriers Bell, Rogers and Telus, as reported by AllThingsD.
This will be the first time that RIM offers its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet as a dual Wi-Fi and cellular model, akin to the iPad. A release date for the United States remains unclear, although RIM has previously stated that its 4G LTE-enabled tablet will launch stateside in the “coming months.”
“We’re excited to bring customers the first BlackBerry PlayBook tablet with support for 4G LTE networks,” said David J. Smith, Executive Vice President, Mobile Computing at Research In Motion. “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 out and stereo speakers, and it also offers 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.”