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BlackBerry PlayBook 3G+ Specs


The latest leaked road map shows the specs for the upcoming 7” PlayBook with HSPA+ but no mention of an LTE or 10” version. The main differences with the PlayBook is that it will support carrier network not just Wi-Fi. It is interesting to see RIM is calling it 3G+ on this slide not 4G like all the carriers are calling their networks right now.

BlackBerry PlayBook 3G+

  • Launch date March – May
  • 1.5 GHz Dual Core Processor – TI OMap 4460
  • 42Mbps HSPA+
  • Bands 1,2,4, 5/6 & 8
  • MicroHDMI, MicroUSB, Charging Contacts
  • NFC  Ready
  • PlayBook OS 2.0
  • 1GB RAM
  • 32GB Flash
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, NFC
  • MicroSIM
  • 5.5 MP rear camera and 3.0 MP Front facing camera
  • Audio MP3, ACC(5.1), WMA (5.1)
  • Video 1080p, H.264, MPEG4, WMV, HDMI Output
  • 7” LCD, 2024×600, WSVGA
  • 0.9lbs (425g)

I always get a kick out of these demographics for the target market on devices.



Base on these latest leaks are you ready to buy a PlayBook with 3G+ on it or are you satisfied with the current Wi-Fi model. Sound off in the comments below

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  1. 42 Mpbs is crazy fast

    Why do we need LTE again?

    lol my home cable internet is 10 Mpbs

    • haha just bc man, we just need it we don’t know why though.

      Thats what the latest trend is. I am lucky to get 10 MB at home TMO speeds are faster than it already.

      • The top Rogers Cable Internet speed is 50 Mpbs…

      • it all comes down to this

        1. Carriers just built this huge expensive new network that is low on costs as its so new
        2. The old 3G/3G+ network old, breaksdown often and is congested and requires lots of maintenance, thus, costs are higher
        3. With everyone on LTE, you guarantee higher data usage = higher revenues

        Its all about reducing costs and increasing revenue

        we don’t need the speeds

        the carriers need our money

  2. I have been thinking, the more LTE is adopted, the less congested the 3G and 3G+ networks will be

    thus actually making the 3G/3G+ networks faster

    does this make sense with anyone else?

    Shit if I can get 20 Mpbs on my Playbook I will be ridiculously happy

  3. Charter says they do 16 Mpbs although I rarely see 10…on a good day. Usually 8-9. I wish it was 16

  4. Hey guys. I’m still rockin a storm2 and iv’e been waitin on those BB10 devices like everyone else but did it really take them a year to put a radio in this thing? WTH? The last thing I’m looking for in a hardware provider is when they hold out on hardware so they can call it am upgrade like someone else I know. Is it too much to ask be able to have a cake I can also eat?

  5. I’ll stick with my current Playbook with no 3G/3G+. I don’t need an additional cost for yet another data package when I can just bridge to my phone like I do now.

  6. RIMM really should have upped the specs more to compete with the Ipad 3. Maybe by then, they can integrate the cascades into the OS.

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