No BlackBerry 10 update for BlackBerry PlayBook
posted by Alan F. / Jun 29, 2013, 5:43 AM
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
Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011
i was going to buy that after that bb10 news but bought ipod instead. much happier.
posted on Jun 29, 2013, 6:16 AM 4
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This company is directing a huge impact to its credibility ... To whom ?? To its loyal fanbase. I bought my Playbook because I though it would be updated to BB10. That is really so sad BB.
posted on Jun 29, 2013, 6:17 AM 4
Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 29, 2013
Pissed off, its the only reason I've held on to it for so long. One would think that if they updated it as promised, this could lead to a much larger BB10 base. I won't give Blackberry another chance. There are too many choices to waste your time and money.
posted on Jun 29, 2013, 6:25 AM 2
Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 27, 2012
That's terrible news, being a Blackberry loyalist for about five years now, the support you all have given to this Tablet has been pathetic, it has so many bugs and lag issues and I don't see any software update and if this continues, God be with you all. Customer satisfaction has to be the foremost on your list since you aren't going to get too many new ones, you've got to at least make sure you all don't lose the ones you already have. If it really did have issues, he should have never commented on it coming to the Playbook until he was quite certain that it would come seems like it was a strategy to clear up their existing stock at that moment to all the fools out there, including me.
posted on Jun 29, 2013, 6:50 AM 4
Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010
i bought the Playbook 64GB becoz of BB10 -_-' and now this.... what a backstab move from BB... anyways i have sold it allready and bought the Z10+Q10
posted on Jun 29, 2013, 10:53 AM 2
Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013
So BB back stab you so you go out and buy more BB products!
posted on Jun 29, 2013, 1:49 PM 1
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Thank God, I didn't purchased this thing after the announcement of upgrade. I had made up my mind to purchase this, after the announcement that it would be upgraded to BB OS 10, but it was my luck that it wasn't available in local stores.......
posted on Jun 29, 2013, 1:51 PM 0
Posts: 144; Member since: May 19, 2008
My first BB was an 8830, then the Storm 1. Took a break until the Playbook came out. Bought it, liked it for what it was. BB10 would have been sweet, but if they can't optimize the UI for the real estate along with two year old hardware, not to mention bus design, then I'm better off using it for a coaster, or to occupy the kids on a trip. A babysitter. Nice job, Heins.
posted on Jun 29, 2013, 5:35 PM 0
Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 2011
How could they say they were going to upgrade it..... Without making sure they could first?? For all the crap MS took for not upgrading WP7 devices to WP8, they at least never opened their mouths and promised they would. Ditto a ton of Android devices. Makes it hard to defend BlackBerry.
posted on Jun 29, 2013, 6:46 PM 0
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