BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 OS likely to arrive at MWC

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.

source: SlashGear

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7 Comments

1. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Probably its not the best tablet in terms of popularity but its a nice piece of hardware.

2. thelegend6657 unregistered

+ software

3. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

This should be released before MWC.

4. christony1120

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

i hate waiting just release NOW !!

5. digicon

Posts: 121; Member since: Aug 11, 2011

They said Feb. 21st for the new 2.0 OS .

6. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

ok good

7. axllebeer

Posts: 272; Member since: Apr 05, 2011

Yes very much ready for the 2.0 update here too. Still love it for what it is as I got mine day 1 and haven't looked back, but this update is LONG overdue. :) come on RIM make it happen. More than ready and waiting for the 21st!

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