BlackBerry PlayBook to feature 4G LTE connectivity and higher resolution

While RIM hasn’t formally announced any plans to release a brand new BlackBerry PlayBook yet, it looks like they might have one in the pipeline. The folks over at got their hands on the PlayBook OS 2.0 beta recently, did some digging, and uncovered some interesting tidbits.

Apparently hidden in the OS are a bunch of icons showing 4G and 4G LTE connectivity. While this isn’t concrete proof of a 4G LTE PlayBook in the works, we wouldn’t put it past RIM, seeing how they’ve been hard at work catching up with the competition and as we all know 4G is pretty hot right now.

In addition to the 4G icons, there are references to screen resolutions of 1280 x 768. At the moment, the current PlayBook features a resolution of 1024 x 600, so this could signify a higher-resolution PlayBook in the future. Or perhaps it’s a hint at the displays for the next generation BlackBerry 10 smartphones? We can’t say for sure but if it turns out to be true, we’re pretty excited.


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