Research in Motion has been developing a successor to the original Playbook tablet that will allow you to use it while on the go. They have built a new model that will give you full fledged data access via 4G and LTE. This is a boon for executives and people who travel lots and WIFI will simply not cut it. RIM has confirmed with us today that their new model will be dropping in Canada August 9th. Other markets such as the USA and Europe don’t have a definitive release schedule yet. Bell, Rogers and Telus will all be offering dataplans and the ability to purchase the tablet within plenty of stores that normally offer only smartphones.
The new Playbook LTE Model is basically the same as the original Playbook, except there will be only a 32 GB model up for grabs. The processor has also received a boost to a dual-core 1.5GHz. This gives you plenty of storage to store your music and video files and to play games. RIM has released a new Media Hub that allows you to connect up your various Blackberry devices and stream it to your amp and speaker system via NFC.
The Playbook took awhile to get off the ground originally due to the early iteration of the QNX operating system and the long wait for Android compatibility. The Playbook in general got a new lease on life when the functionality to load in your favorite Android apps became a reality.
We will be reviewing this unit as soon as it is released and don’t forget to get all of your Blackberry Android Apps from our Good e-Reader App Store.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.