Though BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) has yet to make any official disclosure about the release of its BlackBerry 10 OS, the company said in a Thursday announcement that it will launch its LTE BlackBerry PlayBook tablet in the coming week.
According to the information shared by RIM, the new BlackBerry PlayBook version to be released by RIM will be fairly akin to its currently-available Wi-Fi counterpart, but will boast the capability of next-generation high-speed LTE data service.
Equipped with a 1.5GHz processor - which will mark a notable improvement over the original PlayBook's 1GHz processor -, the LTE PlayBook tablet will feature a 7-inch 1024 x 600 display; along with a 5-megapixel rear-facing and a 3-megapixel forward-facing camera.
While RIM initially had both a 16GB and 32GB version of the original PlayBook - though the 16GB version was discontinued in June -, the forthcoming LTE Playbook will only be available in the 32GB version; and will have microSD expansion advantage for users who require additional storage capacity for their data.
About the availability of the new LTE PlayBook, RIM disclosed that the tablet will be launched in its domestic market, Canada, on August 9; with Rogers, Telus, and Bell to be the select carriers selling the tablet for the time being.
RIM also added that, so far as availability in the other markets is concerned, the LTE PlayBook will be released in the US, Europe, Latin America, South Africa, and the Caribbean in "the coming months."