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BlackBerry 4G PlayBook Coming to Sprint

Thursday Research In Motion said that its upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook will arrive on SprintIn addition to 4G support, the BlackBerry PlayBook will feature the following list of specs (as reported late last year):

  • 7-inch 1024 x 600 WSVGA capacitive LCD touch screen with full multi-touch and gesture support
  • Measures 5.1-inch x 7.6-inch x 0.4-inch (130-mm x 193-mm x 10-mm)
  • Weighs less than a pound (approximately 0.9 lb or 400g)
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor
  • BlackBerry Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing
  • Video playback: 1080p HD Video, H.264, MPEG, DivX, WMV
  • Audio playback: MP3, AAC, WMA
  • HDMI video output
  • Dual HD cameras (3 MP front facing, 5 MP rear facing), supports 1080p HD video recording
  • 1 GB RAM memory
  • Up to 64 GB internal storage (16, 32 and 64 GB models)
  • Connectors: microHDMI, microUSB, charging contacts
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR support
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR and HTML 5 support
  • RIM intends to also offer 3G and 4G models in the future

"RIM believes a significant portion of the tablet market will want a higher performing, multitasking, professional-grade tablet and that is why we chose to design the BlackBerry PlayBook for premium performance with a powerful dual-core processor and multitasking OS. Together with Sprint, we are now building on that performance advantage with 4G and providing an unparalleled mobile experience for users," said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO at Research In Motion.

In a separate announcement, RIM said it's offering a free BlackBerry PlayBook to registered developers who submit a qualifying app that is accepted into BlackBerry App World prior to the initial launch in North America (subject to certain terms and conditions). Interested app developers can learn more additional information about the offer-- including RIM's Terms and Conditions-- by heading here.