Press Release: Research in Motion Launches the 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook

We heard rumors last week that the 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook would launch on July 31st, however, the actual launch date came three days later.

In an August 2nd press release, Research in Motion officially announced the 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook with a built-in wireless radio.  Although there was no mention of price, the 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook will launch on Canadian carriers August 9th.  Other regions, including the United States will get the device at a later date.

[Read more…]

4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook Rumored To Launch July 31st for $550… I Don’t Buy It…

There is a rumor floating around that the 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook is set to go on sale one week from today, July 31st, for $550.  I am having a hard time buying this rumor simply because RIM would have an impossible time selling this device at that price point.

Regardless of the hardware, the entry price for 7″ tablets is $199.  The Kindle Fire, and, my new favorite tablet, the Google Nexus 7, have seen to that.

[Read more…]