BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 OS likely to arrive at MWC
RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook isn’t exactly the most successful tablet out there - it’s failed expectations, and RIM was forced to slash its price radically in order to sell the remaining units. But this hasn’t stopped the company from continuing development of the next version of the tablet, the BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0. We don't know when the new slate is expected to arrive, but right before it RIM has finally given some details about its upcoming overhaul of the PlayBook operating system. PlayBook OS 2.0 is likely to arrive at MWC, which kicks off in less than two weeks as the Canadian company sticks with February for the release.
The new features will allow RIM's tablet to run Android applications out of the box, which alone seems great. It will also add BlackBerry Bridge along with some neat remote control functionality. The whole update will weigh around 400MB and will automatically be pushed to tablets.
When it comes to its iteration, 4G is expected to be a key element in the strategy there. “We’re still committed to a 4G PlayBook, and 2.0 is a large part of getting 4G right,” BlackBerry senior brand manager Jeff Gadway added. Does that mean that we could see a new version of the existing PlayBook with 4G support or does Gadway speak about a new PlayBook? Take your guess in the comments below.