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BlackBerry Tablet OS 2.0 leaks in a set of spy photos, Android apps support for the PlayBook may be near

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BlackBerry Tablet OS 2.0 leaks in a set of spy photos, Android apps support for the PlayBook may be near
With a chunk of essential native apps missing from its software arsenal, the BlackBerry PlayBook is still one of the underdogs of the tablet market. Sure, RIM has been pushing software updates every once in a while adding some extra functionality to the device, but the lack of dedicated email and calendar applications is taking away a lot from the BlackBerry experience.

Fortunately, one huge software update for the BlackBerry PlayBook is rumored to be coming down the road, and what we have here, folks, is a handful of spy shots to back this claim up. If the leaked images are to be trusted, RIM's tablet will not be treated only to email, contacts and calendar apps, but will also receive Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn integration. BlackBerry Messenger appears to be in tow as well and an icon depicting one very familiar green robot hints that support for Android apps on the PlayBook will finally become reality.

Sadly, there are no clues regarding to the update's release, but according to rumors, version 2.0 of BlackBerry Tablet OS might be unveiled at BlackBerry DevCon, which is to begin on October 18. 

source: maxPDA (translated) via CrackBerry

This is what BlackBerry Tablet OS version 2.0 might look like
This is what BlackBerry Tablet OS version 2.0 might look like
This is what BlackBerry Tablet OS version 2.0 might look like
This is what BlackBerry Tablet OS version 2.0 might look like

This is what BlackBerry Tablet OS version 2.0 might look like


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posted on 26 Aug 2011, 08:28 1

1. mannyfs (Posts: 63; Member since: 11 Feb 2011)


i thought this expensive and useless under-and-over-sized-at-the-same-time-paperweight was supposed to have android app compatibility from the beginning, what the hell RIM!? whoever is in charged of this company needs to kick the bucket, why do they keep releasing unfinished devices!!! i know theyre canadians and canadians are peaceful but for gods sake! if your in the business world you gotta think with your head not your heart!!

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 12:42

4. AppleFUD (unregistered)


Have too say that the Playbook QNX OS is probably the best tablet OS out right now. Sure, they are lacking apps, but the table OS rocks compared to all the others, not too mention the browser is far and away ahead of everyone.

Bag on it all you want, but that only shows that you aren't looking to what it can actually do and the potential. It may not succeed, which would be a bummer, but there are a lot of good things going on there.

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 08:50

2. bbm (unregistered)


can google sue bb for this??????

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 10:41

3. jacko (unregistered)


but google dont charge for there operating system and its open so google be like go for your life

and google isnt sue happy like apple

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 18:33

5. cheetah2k (Posts: 871; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Oh RIM, oh RIM, where fore art thou 3G variants of thy Playbook??

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 18:52

6. biscutbob (Posts: 82; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


I will be getting a playbook 100% sure if it gets an android market place. if they can throw in the amazon app store for android as well then even better.

posted on 27 Aug 2011, 02:42

8. mannyfs (Posts: 63; Member since: 11 Feb 2011)


i just hope all bbs will be able to use android apps, it would really make a huge difference,, i dont even care for a big display anymore, most of the time is take by the keyboard anyways.

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