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Struggling RIM launches mobile version of tablet

Published on Aug 2, 2012 10:49 PM

MONTREAL (AFP) - Research in Motion (RIM) unveiled a mobile version of its PlayBook tablet in Canada as the struggling BlackBerry maker looked to gain footing in the fast-growing market.

The company, whose sales of 260,000 tablets in the past quarter left it far behind the leaders, said the new 4G version would be available in Canada on August 9 and in other markets in the coming months.

"We're excited to bring customers the first BlackBerry PlayBook tablet with support for 4G LTE networks," said Mr David Smith, executive vice president for mobile computing.

"The new 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook offers a broad range of premium features, including a stunning seven-inch display, front and rear facing HD video cameras... it also offers premium performance on high speed cellular networks, helping customers to be more productive than ever and to make the most of their time on the go."

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