More bad news from RIM as the BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 put on hold until February 2012

More bad news from RIM as the BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 put on hold until February 2012
Bad news continues to come out of RIM as if a rain cloud was constantly over the company's head. This time, the bad news has to do with the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. Just posted to the official Inside BlackBerry Blog is a report from RIM that while a stripped down version of the PlayBook OS 2.0 is available, it won't be ready for download until February 2012. And without trying to sound like a cliche, wait, there's more.  BBM, one of the most highly thought off and used applications to make its way to a BlackBerry, will only be available on the tablet's new OS 2.0 through the use of BlackBerry Bridge which means that you will have to already own a BlackBerry smartphone to use BBM on the tablet.

According to Dave Smith, Senior VP on the PlayBook team, the BBM app for the tablet will await a subsequent release of a PlayBook OS build. The 2.0 build has been delayed because RIM wants to make sure that the software meets the expectations of  "developers, enterprise customers and end-users." Meanwhile, developers are receiving the gold release of the native SDK for the BlackBerry PlayBook along with a beta of the tablet's OS 2.0. Over time, developers will get access to the new UI and Cascades animation that was displayed at DevCon.


source: RIM via Crackberry

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3 Comments

1. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Blackberry should use Android OS if they wanted to sell more phones and tablets.

2. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Android is not invented here for RIM....

3. Packer29

Posts: 56; Member since: Sep 10, 2011

Black Berry is beyond saving RIM is a joke and the way the leadership is at BB is an even bigger joke. It is really amusing watching BB destroy itself slowly and surely!

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