BlackBerry maker Research in Motion announced Thursday the launch of a long-anticipated new version of its PlayBook tablet.
The 4G LTE, 32-gigabyte device will be released in Canada only on Aug. 9 and will roll out in the U.S., Europe, South Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean in the “coming months,” the company said.
This will be the first RIM tablet to support 4G technology. It will include a 7-inch display, front- and rear-facing HD video cameras, HDMI out and stereo speakers. The company said the PlayBook will automatically adjust to connect on HSPA+ where LTE is not available.
It’s been more than a year since the struggling mobile device giant launched its first tablet, and rumors of the new device have been swirling for months.