LAS VEGAS—Sprint announced that it will be getting Research In Motion’s BlackBerry Playbook tablet.
According to a press release, the PlayBook will be compatible with Sprint’s WiMAX network. RIM bills the BlackBerry 4G PlayBook as “a professional-grade tablet that’s set to redefine the possibilities of mobile computing.”
“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,” said Mike Lazaridis, RIM’s president and co-CEO.
The PlayBook features a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM and the new BlackBerry Tablet OS. Additionally, the PlayBook supports Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR and HTML 5.
Sprint says the BlackBerry 4G PlayBook is expected to be available in the summer of 2011. No pricing details were available.
Sprint’s WiMAX service, courtesy of Clearwire, is currently available in 71 markets across the country, including Atlanta, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and New York City. Sprint first launched 4G in Baltimore in September 2008.
Have a look at the BlackBerry PlayBook in the video below: