BlackBerry PlayBook 4G now certified for mobile networks

BlackBerry PlayBook 4G
By Bla1ze on 9 Jul 2012 02:58 pm EDT
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Just to add some more credibility to the information of the BlackBerry PlayBook 4G getting an OS update and the fact that it will soon be arriving for sale, the device has now been certified for mobile networks and as noted in the certification it is currently running OS 2.0.1.668. Interestingly, there is still no actual release date but hey if you're feeling a little adventurous, you can pick one up on Kijiji though we don't really suggest going that route.

Source: PTCRB via: CrackBerry Forums

25 comments

scalemaster34

Will be interesting to see just how much support the 4G PlayBook get from Carriers.

I'm sure they will all want it because of "duopoly".

kingbernie06511

i dont think these Bands correspond to LTE....

peteygrizz

Actually that is exactly what FDD represents, not necessarily VZW, though.

Source:http://www.radio-electronics.com/info/cellulartelecomms/lte-long-term-ev...

koool1

I may buy a 32GB one if I can get one for less than $300.

XPEH

You can get it for $249 at shopblackberry website.

rcheung135

Is this why the BB10 phone delay was explained by Lazaridis? The BB PlayBook development had to come first after all...

Confused :|

janeka

Long as docomo gets one I'm not worried.

barkomatic

I hope this is a true 4G tablet (LTE). If its just HSPA+ and Blackberry charges more than the wifi version its DOA.

Skeevecr

Odds are that there are multiple versions, LTE models for AT&T/VZW and a HSPA+ model for RoW.

Rootbrian

Networks are renamed 4G/LTE. They're in reality, only 3.1/2/3/4/5G. It won't be DOA.

ayekon

Patiently awaiting acceptance and confirmation from Sprint

manofice1

there will be a LTE Verizon version.

playbookster

I need a few of these for work.

smoothrunnings

32GB is too small for my liking. I would want the 64GB. Once it comes out I may even sell my 64GB PB as I won't need two. :)

A.

Connor83

I'm wishing for a 128GB when the PB2 comes out.

Rootbrian

ME WANTZ A 512GB one!!!!11

Cpt.GargameL

Bands 4 & 8 are T-Mobile bands if I'm correct. I'm excited!

Rootbrian

Me too! WIND is gonna be getting it soon!

mawil1013

I'm on TMobile, with a wifi PB and a 9810, I can hook up my PB to my 9810 to access TMobile 4G without paying extra, no limits, what's the big deal? Doesn't everyone have the features I have?

titanjhb

Not everyone has a BlackBerry, and its not always convenient having two devices when I just want a "bigger" screen device around. A 4G device will also see more attention from the carriers than the wifi edition because the carriers can now attach a bill to it. Also, the radio stack on the 4G playbook is also the stack on the BlackBerry 10 devices, any testing and bugs discovered on the 4G playbook now will be incorporated in the BB10, that means a better BB10 experience.

posadajulian

Guys, do yoy know which frequencies will the 4g playbook be supporting?