Consumers still interested in Research In Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook may get a chance at the long-awaited 4G model.
The new model tablet is expected to launch in Canada through Bell and possibly other Canadian carriers on July 31. Citing an internal document from Bell, blogging site MobileSyrup says the tablet will be priced at $549.95.
The specs revealed by the document point to a 7-inch 1,024x600-pixel display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage.
Running BlackBerry OS 2.0, the tablet will offer a 5-megapixel rear camera capable of 1080p videos and a 3-megapixel front camera. Support for 4G LTE and HSPA+ will be part of the package.
A 4G PlayBook tablet has long been in the works but has struggled to hit the market.
RIM first announced such a tablet at Mobile World Congress in 2011. Sprint initially planned to introduce a 4G PlayBook using its WiMax network, but the two companies later canceled that plan as RIM wanted to switch its focus to LTE.
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