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    Playbook vs Playbook 4G

    whats the difference between these two PB? . .should I wait for the new PB 4G release ? how much do you think will cost the new PB 4G ?




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    Hello Oneil,

    The difference could be that one has radio data enabled, and the other only is wifi enabled. If your PlayBook has 4G data available you'll be able to have access content without wifi.

    As far as cost we are not sure. That also depends on the model as well. A 64 GB model will cost more than a 32 GB model.
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    Joe, should i wait for the new PB 4G ?

    Does 4G means that we can put a sim on it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oneil1986 View Post
    whats the difference between these two PB? . .should I wait for the new PB 4G release ? how much do you think will cost the new PB 4G ?
    A while back there was rumors flying about that the 4G playbook would have a slightly faster processor and NFC capabilities as well. But those might have changed. Given the fact that the playbook is more than a year old now I would expect some sort of spec upgrade though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oneil1986 View Post
    Joe, should i wait for the new PB 4G ?

    Does 4G means that we can put a sim on it ?
    Hello oneil1986,

    Depends what your needs are, if you're satisfied with the BlackBerry PlayBook (Wi-Fi) model, over the soon to be released 4G PlayBook, it's ultimately up to you.

    I'm safely assuming that the 4G PlayBook will be able to use a (micro) SIM card to access mobile carrier data.

    Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by titanjhb View Post
    A while back there was rumors flying about that the 4G playbook would have a slightly faster processor and NFC capabilities as well. But those might have changed. Given the fact that the playbook is more than a year old now I would expect some sort of spec upgrade though.
    maybe 1.5 ghz? . . whats this NTC can change the PB 4g ?

    Quote Originally Posted by grimreaper View Post
    Hello oneil1986,

    Depends what your needs are, if you're satisfied with the BlackBerry PlayBook (Wi-Fi) model, over the soon to be released 4G PlayBook, it's ultimately up to you.

    I'm safely assuming that the 4G PlayBook will be able to use a (micro) SIM card to access mobile carrier data.

    Thank you.
    hey grim. .well if 4G is affordable,then maybe ill wait for it. . RIM says they will release it this 4Q, accdg to the leaked photo. hehe. . i hope you guys can give us advice,

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    Quote Originally Posted by oneil1986
    hey grim. .well if 4G is affordable,then maybe ill wait for it. . RIM says they will release it this 4Q, accdg to the leaked photo. hehe. . i hope you guys can give us advice,
    If we hear anything more current regarding the PlayBook 4G, we'll be sure to publish it as soon as possible.

    Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oneil1986 View Post
    maybe 1.5 ghz? . . whats this NTC can change the PB 4g ?



    hey grim. .well if 4G is affordable,then maybe ill wait for it. . RIM says they will release it this 4Q, accdg to the leaked photo. hehe. . i hope you guys can give us advice,
    Hello oneil1986
    As long as you'll save you budget, I am pretty sure you can get the PB 4G..
    As for my advice, I'll consider to wait for it to be released this Q4. However, if you would want to try the awesomeness of the PlayBook, then you can go ahead and get just the 16GB (if this still available from where you are located)

    A micro sim can be inserted to this new PB 4G as mentioned to a lot of rumors and leaked photos on different sites. This will allow you to stay online on any social networking sites or any apps that requires data connection even without the wi-fi.

    It is still up to you which one works better
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    yeahh. . im also looking forward to see a good specs for 4G. .maybe a higher memory? and faster speed on it? ISP screen?


    i hope you guys can post the new updates in this thread. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by oneil1986 View Post
    yeahh. . im also looking forward to see a good specs for 4G. .maybe a higher memory? and faster speed on it? ISP screen?


    i hope you guys can post the new updates in this thread. . .
    To be honest the PlayBook screen is just as good as an IPS display, I've tested actual IPS display's and the viewing angles with the PlayBook is pretty much on par with an IPS display despite being a TFT LCD. In terms of specs, the leaked slide showed a 1.5 GHz processor, NFC, and a 42 Mbps (thats Megabits, not Megabytes) 4G radio.

    Since then a lot has kind of changed within the company, so they could be giving it more of specs boost now.

    I'm sure me and the other guys here will keep this updated especially if anyone wants to know if it's worthwhile to upgrade.
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    well the screen of PB is so good, and yes, its kinda close to IPS display of some tablets nowadays . . .

    I'm excited for this up coming release of PB 4G. .
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    Quote Originally Posted by oneil1986 View Post
    well the screen of PB is so good, and yes, its kinda close to IPS display of some tablets nowadays . . .

    I'm excited for this up coming release of PB 4G. .
    Me too. Fresh updates for all PlayBooks will come with the launch too.
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    Depending on the launch of the PlayBook 4G we could see a few more OS updates to the current PlayBook as well before BlackBerry 10 is pushed out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Jerde View Post
    Me too. Fresh updates for all PlayBooks will come with the launch too.
    would it be possible to have a BBM app in PB 4G? . . .

    GO RIMPIRE. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by oneil1986 View Post
    would it be possible to have a BBM app in PB 4G? . . .

    GO RIMPIRE. .
    It is possible, but RIM is still working on making it work well on the PlayBook OS. My guess is that we will see it by the end of the year. IMHO

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    hey guys. whats the latest buzz of the Playbook?

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    thanks for the comparison.

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    the new and up coming PB 4g is very expensive. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by oneil1986 View Post
    the new and up coming PB 4g is very expensive. .
    its true, i definately agree with you and especially here in south africa its way over our budgets and the worst part is that they even a wifi only devices, i attempted to order one from expansys and the told me it will cost R3 500 (thats roughly 437.5 US dollars) for a 64G wifi only Playbook. now tell me how much are they going to charge us on the new one? Prices here are rediculous.....

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    If anyone wants to see a fairly comprehensive comparison between the two units, I've done a video here

    BlackBerry PlayBook 4G VS PlayBook | All Things Mobile // atmobile.ca

    I've also done an in depth review of the PlayBook 4G on the same website in case anyone wants to check that out as well. Hope this helps anyone who's still deciding if they should get the current PlayBook or the PlayBook 4G.
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