Is it too little, too late? We think so. Research In Motion’s 4G LTE-touting BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is now available in Canada from Bell, TELUS and Rogers. Anyone can walk into any of those carriers and grab the tablet for $550 without a contract, but Rogers is also selling it for $350 with a three-year contract, CrackBerry confirmed. That’s a steep, steep price to pay for any tablet, especially one that’s essentially already outdated. It does pack a few decent specs, however, including a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, HDMI-out, 1GB of RAM, the same 7-inch 1024 x 600-pixel display.
We can’t say we’re too excited for this launch. The lack of BlackBerry PlayBook applications makes it a hard purchase, no matter how solid the hardware is. The increased data speed will be welcome to PlayBook fans, no doubt, but we imagine most of them have already purchased the non-LTE version.