BlackBerry CEO Heins: not having 2GB of RAM doomed BlackBerry PlayBook

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BlackBerry CEO Heins: not having 2GB of RAM doomed BlackBerry PlayBook
Immediately after it became apparent that BlackBerry was going to develop a new OS, BlackBerry PlayBook owners were reassured that they would be receiving an update to the new OS. Even as far back as March 2012, executives were promising owners of the PlayBook that their tablet would run on BlackBerry 10. Heins himself made that promise personally, at the beginning of this year.

But based on statements from the CEO, it would appear that because the PlayBook carries less than 2GBof RAM, it would not be a suitable candidate for BlackBerry 10. Heins said that he could have released a version of BlackBerry 10 for the tablet, but his goal is for people to have a quality experience with the OS. The good news is that BlackBerry is considering handing out some sort of loyalty reward to BlackBerry PlayBook owners for not being able to fulfill its promise.


Ironically, Heins made some noise back in April when he said that tablets will be dead in five years. Another irony is that the QNX OS used for the BlackBerry PlayBook is the foundation of BlackBerry 10.

source: Crackberry
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