4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook launching in Canada August 9th

RIM has confirmed the news that the 4G LTE-enabled BlackBerry PlayBook will be released next week. On their company blog they noted that “Yes, you read the title correctly. The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet you know and love is now even better, with a new model available in Canada on select carriers beginning August 9th that has built-in support for ultra-fast 4G LTE networks.”

This 4G LTE PlayBook will launch first in Canada – via Bell, Rogers and TELUS – next Thursday, then roll out is “expected to be available in the coming months from carriers in the US, Europe, South Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.”

As stated before, Bell will make this 32GB version available for $549.95 and we’ve been tipped that Rogers will come to market with a 3-year term at $349.99. No word yet on TELUS’ pricing, but we’ll update you once we have more info

Source: RIM

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