BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 to launch February 17th?

BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 to launch February 17th?
It seems like RIM has been promising to release the BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0  update forever. Now, a source described by Berry Review as being "solid" is telling the site that RIM is indeed committed to launching the firmware update and says that it will be launched on February 17th. Whether or not the improvements that the update will bring are enough to generate some much needed sales for the tablet are another kettle of fish entirely.

The improvements in BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 bring a new e-mail client to the device along with a calendar app and a contacts list that is integrated with LinkedIn. Additionally, some new enhancements have been made to the BlackBerry Bridge. When we showed you a video demonstration of the OS earlier this month, we told you that some Android apps were running on Playbook 2.0 and we were told that existing Android apps can be submitted by developers to BlackBerry AppWorld.

If RIM does rollout the PlayBook OS 2.0 update on February 17t, it would be nearly 10 months after the launch of the actual BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. That really seems too long to wait to make much-needed improvements to the device. With RIM's recently leaked roadmap showing that the Canadian manufacturer plans on releasing two tablets this year, including a first anniversary BlackBerry PlayBook refresh, RIM will need to prove that it can produce a tablet that can compete in a highly competitive market.

source: BerryReview

Related phones

PlayBook
  • Display 7.0" 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 3 MP front
  • Processor TI OMAP4430, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB

FEATURED VIDEO

5 Comments

1. andrew1953

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

February 17th not a problem,I can wait not being an instant gratification freak. All the footage I have seen on Utube looks terrific. It looks like Playbook OS 2.0 should really make that device and the Blackberry system into something even more valuable and useful for Crackberry devotees. I will now be able to usevthe keyboard on my 9800 to type messages on my Playbook and much.much more. I haven't looked backk since becoming a Blacberry and look fforward to upgrading my system when the new Blackberry 10 handset(s) are released late 2012.

4. trollface

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

i would get a Blackberry phone and was... until i saw BB OS 7 :( but with Blackberry 10 on the way :D i may as well just stick with andriod a bit longer

2. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

This just in,,,, RIM goes out of business Feb 18th ... Just kiddin, I really wany to see RIM succeed. I miss the good-ol-days of data security =P

3. trollface

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

im getting the BB london to support RIM and hey its going to be better than andriod simply because of the two app stores along with a SEXY design and slick OS im really excited about this im just praying that it will turn a few heads and hey if Blackberry 10 can gain some market share then RIMs saved! if not... then amazon might injoy it :(

5. Jarahawk

Posts: 43; Member since: Dec 04, 2011

That's not very long to wait at all.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.