BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 Officially Announced By RIM
It may have taken a while, but Research In Motion seems to be getting their business back in order for the year 2012. Out of all the products they plan on launching, the BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 OS update is probably the most anticipated. As mentioned previously, RIM announced their intentions for the 2.0 upgrade in official form along with a good look at the revisions and details the new QNX OS will offer at CES. Most notably, the 2.0 update for the PlayBook will include native email and calendar apps, along with many other add-ins and improvements. The only thing I see missing however, is any mention of Android apps for the PlayBook, which was the second highest anticipated part of PlayBpok 2.0 testing. What up with that RIM?
The update is on schedule according to RIM, for OTA updates in February 2012, which isn't that far away now.
Las Vegas (CES 2012) - This week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Research In Motion(RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) will be previewing new features of BlackBerry® PlayBook™ OS 2.0 that will enable customers to stay even more connected and productive in their personal and professional lives.
“BlackBerry PlayBook is already recognized for delivering powerful performance, true multi-tasking, advanced web browsing and HD multimedia in an ultra-portable design,” said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO at Research In Motion. “With BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 we are building on this strong foundation, as well as leveraging our strengths in communications, social integration and productivity, to allow people to use their BlackBerry PlayBook in new ways throughout the day.”
CES 2012 attendees who visit the BlackBerry booth at CES (South Hall 3 Booth # 30326) will get a sneak peek of upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 functionality including:
Advanced Messaging Experience:
- New unified inbox – a powerful unified inbox within the built-in messaging app allows users to quickly manage their personal email and work email accounts as well as the messaging capabilities of popular social networking sites like Twitter®, LinkedIn® and others – all in one place.
- Multi-tasking within email – by extending the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet’s multitasking capabilities to ‘tabbed email’, users are able to reference one email while they compose another.
- Rich-text email composing and editing – new features within the Messages app enable users to benefit from full support of fonts, formatting and editing of email threads, offering a robust email experience similar to that of a PC or laptop.Continued on the next page