BlackBerry OS 2.0 coming soon!

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The BlackBerry PlayBook, a tablet computer with BlackBerry OS (based on QNX Neutrino) made by Research In Motion (RIM) which was first released in April 2011, didn’t quite impress a lot of people because of the lack of some features such as a native e-mail client, calendar, and contacts, even though the hardware is good.

Now, the long awaited OS 2.0, which will support those features, is expected to be released next week (February 21st as many speculate), so this is definitely good news! Also, the updated OS will allow the PlayBook to run Android apps. I’ve already installed the 2.0 beta version on mine, but haven’t really tested it fully. The beta had some of the features disabled, like the Video Chat, so I’m relieved that the 2.0 full version will be coming soon!

Please, RIM, don’t disappoint!

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3 thoughts on “BlackBerry OS 2.0 coming soon!

    Harry Minhas said:
    February 17, 2012 at 1:47 am

    PlayBook OS 2.0 is a major update. Native email, contacts & calendar app are all available but bbm is still absent. Personally it will boost tablet sales purely on the basis of native email. I just hope BlackBerry OS 3.0 coming later this year will include native bbm. It is expected to release before the launch of BlackBerry PlayBook 2 (http://harryminhas.wordpress.com/2012/01/20/blackberry-playbook-2/).

      annasaldivar responded:
      February 17, 2012 at 7:10 am

      Actually, I think I’m personally fine with no native BBM on the PlayBook since I already have BBM on my BlackBerry and that would just be kind of unnecessary for me to have two BBMs… but if they add that to OS 3.0, that would be nice too I suppose. That way, those who do not have a BlackBerry can use BBM on the PlayBook too.

    Harry Minhas said:
    February 17, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    That is true tho but there will be just one bbm and it’ll be wirelessly synchronised with playbook. I mean its just one bbm id on both devices. Will be great feature for non BlackBerry users.

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