It Wont Be A Modem
When the RIM PlayBook ships early next year, it won't double as a 3G modem the way current BlackBerry smartphones do. In other words, folks hoping to connect to a 3G network on their laptops through the tablet are out of luck. Of course, there is one good reason for that: the PlayBook doesn't connect to the Web via 3G. That's a shame. And it makes the PlayBook look like a hobbled alternative compared to just about any BlackBerry smartphone on the market.