Research In Motion has confirmed that it will be launching a 4G version of the BlackBerry Playbook in Canada on 9 August.

The new 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, available in Canada on select carriers, has built-in support for ultra-fast 4G LTE networks and RIM has promised other variants for other markets. 

The new 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook tablet comes with 32GB of storage and pre-loaded with OS 2.0.1, which is also now available for Wi-Fi PlayBook owners as a maintenance update.

Canada is the first country to launch the 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook tablet says RIM, and additional models supporting various high-speed cellular networks are expected to be available in the coming months from carriers in the US, Europe, South Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

- Read our BlackBerry PlayBook review (non 4G version).