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“Later this year” has finally arrived … sort of. Research In Motion announced this morning that its 32 gigabyte, 4G LTE-equipped PlayBook tablet, running BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2 software, will be available through Canadian wireless providers on Aug. 9. No word from RIM on exact price — or on when the device will launch in the U.S., aside from the promise that it will be available in the “coming months.”
AT&T announces its CFO is retiring, while the BlackBerry maker announces its chief marketing officer is leaving for personal reasons. They both thought Friday afternoon might be a good time to let you know this.
News ByteRebtel said on Friday that it is bringing its free international calling service to the BlackBerry. The service, which allows free international calls among more than 50 countries by routing the calls over the Internet, has been available for Android since last March. Rebtel also said it plans to add the free calling feature to the iPhone this spring. “We are committed to bringing innovation into the oligopolistic marketplace to make international calls either free or super-cheap for our customers,” Rebtel CEO Andreas Bernstrom said in a statement. Rebtel’s app automatically notices when an international call is being made and routes the call over its VoIP service, as opposed to making a cellphone call.