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

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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.

+- Press Release

source: RIM via Crackberry

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