A recent rumor indicated that Sprint would be releasing a 4G WiMax version of the Playbook after a a hidden product page was found due to a Google search of “4G playbook.”
Unfortunately, it was revealed today that the playbook has 3G connectivity rather than 4G for now. Although, Rim had initially planned for having all three major US carriers sell their own 4G version of the tablet, but the half-baked software made the carriers hesitant. Verizon even mentioned that they were uncertain about whether or not they would carry the tablet.
Initial reviews of the Playbook revealed that the tablet had potential, but it is a half finished product. Blackberry has already started rolling out the first update for the tablet. It would also be nice to see a new 10-inch Playbook with none of the mistakes from the original. The 3G version is now available both online and in retail stores. We will keep you updated on the status of the 4G Playbook.
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