BlackBerry 4G PlayBook Due from Sprint

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 01-07-2011 Print
RIM has announced the BlackBerry 4G PlayBook, available exclusively to Sprint customers. From the looks of it, the PlayBook could be quite a success when it launches later this year.

When Research In Motion first announced the BlackBerry PlayBook, some were skeptical about its appeal. After all, the tablet boasts a 7-inch display--smaller than the iPad's 9.7-inch screen--and it lacks the ability to connect to 3G. The only option available to users away from a Wi-Fi connection is to tether the device with a BlackBerry smartphone. For a device designed with enterprise customers in mind, it didn't sound all that promising.

But little did critics know at the time that RIM had a trump card up its sleeve. The company has announced a new version of the BlackBerry PlayBook, called the BlackBerry 4G PlayBook, which will feature both Wi-Fi and 4G connectivity. It will be made available exclusively on Sprint's network.

Adding 4G to a version of the BlackBerry PlayBook was a smart move on RIM's part. And although the fate of its BlackBerry PlayBook is still in doubt, it seems quite likely that the BlackBerry 4G PlayBook will be a success.

For more, read the eWeek article BlackBerry 4G PlayBook Built for Success: 10 Reasons Why.


Submit a Comment

Loading Comments...
eWeek eWeek

Have the latest technology news and resources emailed to you everyday.

By submitting your information, you agree that cioinsight.com may send you cioinsight offers via email, phone and text message, as well as email offers about other products and services that cioinsight believes may be of interest to you. cioinsight will process your information in accordance with the Quinstreet Privacy Policy.

Click for a full list of Newsletterssubmit