RIM launches faster PlayBook


Manufacturer unveils the 3G+ BlackBerry Playbook, designed to allow users to easily manage multiple business and personal email accounts

Research In Motion (RIM) has launched a faster version of its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet device.

The product will support high-speed ‘3G+’ networks, or upgraded 3G technology which promises faster response times and data streaming.

It comes with 32GBs of storage, and features the BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2 software. The new PlayBook’s ‘unified’ inbox is designed to allow customers to easily manage multiple personal and work email accounts, and messages from social networks, from one place.

It allows users to keep their business and personal information separate, through BlackBerry Balance technology.

Research In Motion’s head of consumer and retail channels Johnathan Young said: “It includes all the connectivity a customer needs to make their work time more effective, as well as access to a wide variety of apps and multimedia content for when they want to stay entertained on the move.”

The device comes with built-in calendar and contacts applications, which can be integrated with social networks.

It is available from Misco and Insight in the UK.