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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 02/14/2011

Mobile World Congress 2011: RIM will release Playbook on LTE, HSPA+

By Hayley Tsukayama


Thumbing its nose at Apple, Research In Motion announced that it would offer its Playbook tablet on LTE and HSPA+ networks during the second half of 2011. That means that the tablet will run on three 4G networks, as it's already been announced to work on Sprint's WiMax 4G network.

The iPad, Apple's tablet, is not yet available for 4G networks.

The announcement, made at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, brings the total number of Playbook models up to four -- WiFi, WiFi and WiMax, WiFi and HSPA+, and WiFi and LTE.

The first version of the seven-inch, .9 lb Blackberry tablet is expected to launch some time in March.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 14, 2011; 10:00 AM ET
Categories:  Apple, Gadgets, Mobile, Sprint, Tablets  
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