Tools & Technologies

RIM PlayBook – Four Models are Coming

Earlier this week, RIM announced four upcoming editions of the RIM PlayBook, to be available in the second half of 2011:

RIM’s family of upcoming BlackBerry 4G PlayBook tablets will deliver professional-grade, consumer-friendly experiences that redefine the possibilities of mobile computing. These innovative tablets will each provide users with an ultra-portable design featuring industry leading performance with real-time multitasking and symmetrical multiprocessing, uncompromised high-fidelity web browsing including support for Adobe® Flash and stunning HD multimedia, as well as advanced security features and out-of-the-box enterprise support.

The combination of premium hardware features and design powered by the new and highly acclaimed BlackBerry® Tablet OS and open development tools, along with support for carriers’ high speed 4G networks, will provide a high performance platform that enables a mobile services revolution.

RIM has now announced plans to offer four BlackBerry PlayBook tablets:
– BlackBerry PlayBook with Wi-Fi
– BlackBerry 4G PlayBook with Wi-Fi + WiMax
– BlackBerry 4G PlayBook with Wi-Fi + LTE
– BlackBerry 4G PlayBook with Wi-Fi + HSPA+

Of course, this is for global roll-out, and RIM’s go-to-market channel strategy is through mobile operators. So the mobile operator will buy the right one for their country network, and all will be well. Real people – you and me – will just get a “BlackBerry PlayBook” with Wi-Fi only for Wi-Fi and 4G. Any apparent decision complexity will be removed from the equation once the mobile operator has gotten involved.

Read more: Research In Motion

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