Reporting live from the Mobile World Congress 2011 (MWC 2011), Research In Motion (RIM) announced plans of releasing two more BlackBerry Playbook tablets by the second half of this year. Moreover, the company phased out that the two editions which the company is planning to unveil would come powered with different features.
One of the Playbook would be able to support the LTE network while the other would come powered with the HSPA + networking technology. Previously, the company had phased out plans of a Wi-Fi only tablet and one using the WiMax wireless networking technology.
Compared to the Wi-Fi model, the LTE and HSPA + technology are more widely accepted in the mobile market. Even though the company has no share in the tablet boom era, RIM hopes that the upcoming BlackBerry models would help it stand and make an impression in the tablet world.
RIM Co-Chief Executive Mike Lazaridis, told:
We are now building on the BlackBerry PlayBook’s many advantages with support for additional 4G networks that will allow enhanced business opportunities for carriers and developers and unparalleled mobile experiences for users.