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Technologies Review | November 21, 2017

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RIM to launch two new PlayBook tablets by year-end

RIM to launch two new PlayBook tablets by year-end

Research In Motion has announced two new versions of its PlayBook tablet. To be out on sale by end of the year, the new versions include PlayBooks for Long-Term Evolution (LTE) and 3G HSPA+ networks. RIM has also announced that the WiFi and WiFi+WiMAX models of PlayBook will start sales by next month.

RIM to launch two new PlayBook tablets by year-end

Both the devices feature Bluetooth tethering and the mobile hotspots capability.The BlackBerry Bridge software that allows use of Messenger and E-mail from a BlackBerry device on PlayBooks is also present in the new versions.The RIM PlayBooks come with a dual-core 1GHz microprocessor,1GB RAM and runs on the new BlackBerry Tablet OS.The 5MP back camera and 3MP front camera offers high quality video conferencing and images. The 7 inch WSVGA touchscreen display with a 1080p HD video playback capability is impressive as well.

The support for Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR and the HTML5 support are all credible. But, the current releases imply that RIM has actually moved on from the 3G models to the futuristic 4G tablets. Also, there is no information available on the carrier as yet.