Feeds

RIM rips 4G out of PlayBook for low-tech nations

Offers alternative 4G tech for other territories

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

MWC 2011 Research in Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook tablet launch at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this past January centred on the 4G version. Today, it said that model will be joined by HSPA+ and LTE versions, plus a Wi-Fi only unit for those us in countries without these high-speed mobile broadband networks.

RIM PlayBook

The latter model's lack of 4G connectivity should at least help keep the price down for the consumers RIM undoubtedly hopes will take an interest in the business-oriented device and help push up the sales numbers.

The 7in, 1024 x 600 PlayBook's 802.11n Wi-Fi link runs over both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. Whichever version of the tablet you have, you'll get a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of memory, a 3Mp webcam and a 5Mp video camera, and micro HDMI output.

RIM didn't say when we'll all be able to get our mitts on the PlayBook, but it's expected some time in Q2. ®

Intelligent flash storage arrays

More from The Register

next story
Chipmaker FTDI bricking counterfeit kit
USB-serial imitators whacked by driver update
Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?
The Fourth Amendment... and it IS better
DOUBLE BONK: Testy fanbois catch Apple Pay picking pockets
Users wail as tapcash transactions are duplicated
Microsoft to enter the STRUGGLE of the HUMAN WRIST
It's not just a thumb war, it's total digit war
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.