No BlackBerry 10 update for BlackBerry PlayBook

No BlackBerry 10 update for BlackBerry PlayBook
Back in January, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said that the 7 inch BlackBerry PlayBook tablet would get updated to BlackBerry 10. That seemed to be a no-brainer considering that the tablet came to market powered by the QNX operating system that became the building blocks of BlackBerry 10. This will be a big step backward in BlackBerry's attempt to recover from years of poor business decisions made by prior management. When current CEO Thorsten Heins took over, he immediately seemed to turn around a company that really had not had solid leadership in years. The launches earlier this year of the new BlackBerry 10 models had lit a fire under the company in an attempt to make it relevant once again.

The news that the BlackBerry PlayBook will not be updated came during a conference call on Friday with analysts. Heins said during the call that his engineers were unable to get a satisfactory performance on the slate with the new OS. Earlier this year, the BlackBerry CEO predicted that the tablet market would be dead in five years. Considering the failure of BlackBerry to deliver on a promise it had made as early as March 2012, we are not going to put too much faith in that forecast. The problem isn't so much that the update cannot be done, but that it was promised to long-suffering BlackBerry PlayBook owners in the first place. After all, this is a tablet that was launched without an email or calendar client which was remarkable considering the manufacturer's reputation for the way it handles email and business applications.

If you own a BlackBerry PlayBook, what is your reaction to this news? Do you feel betrayed, or maybe you just don't care. Drop us a line in the box below.

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source: MacObserver via BlackBerryOS

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