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Old 07-24-2012, 12:50 AM
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Default BlackBerry PlayBook 4G LTE to go on sale in Canada on July 31 for $550

After a long series of delays, the 4G LTE version of the BlackBerry PlayBook is expected to go on sale in RIMís home country of Canada on July 31 for $549.95. Bell will be the first carrier to sell the tablet in Canada, with others to follow soon after.

The 7-inch device is very similar to the original 7-inch BlackBerry PlayBook, but RIM has taken the opportunity to add 4G LTE (with HSPA+) connectivity. The Waterloo-based company has also bumped up the processor from 1GHz dual-core to an enhanced 1.5GHz dual-core processor. The rest of the specs remain unchanged: 1GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, a 5MP back camera with 1080p HD video, a 3MP front-facing camera, and a 4800mAh battery.

The real question here is whether the BlackBerry PlayBook is currently worth picking up. There are many great tablets on the market Ė or coming to the market in the near future Ė and RIMís BlackBerry 10 OS isnít scheduled to be released until next year. Would you consider purchasing a PlayBook?

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