BlackBerry 4G PlayBook Appeared at FCC

Research In Motion is gearing itself up for the coming launch of the new Playbook models with the capability to handle 4G connectivity. Users will no longer have to use MiFi or other mobile hotspots to use 3G or 4G connectivity with these models.

The new products are already up at the website of the Federal Communications Commission. One of them is a model with HSPA+ modem and another version with 4G LTE.

Many of the specifications of this device, however, are unavailable, except for a few leaked ones on the FCC website. Among these are support for Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, Near Field Communication, as well as mobile broadband connectivity.

It is likely that the 3G model will have a 7-inch display like the company’s other Wi-Fi models.

It ma also run on a dual core processor with a clock speed of 1.5 GHz. This will make it faster than the original Playbook tablet which only features a dual- core 1 GHz TI OMAP processor. The Android Market could also possibly be on board for this tablet.

Earlier, it had also been leaked that the device is scheduled to be released sometime in the middle of this year.

Prices are expected to be around $200.

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Written by: Björn A.

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