PlayBook OS 2.0 likely to release on February 21

Although, we haven’t seen anything come out of RIM’s kitty, it has been making news about the release of the PlayBook OS 2.0 sometime in February and a leaked roadmap to show what the company will be offering through this year and early next year. The PlayBook OS 2.0 was supposedly arriving on 17th of the month, but will now face a slight delay of a few days and is expected to launch on February 21, reports N4BB. Four days of delay isn’t much, given that RIM is known to bring out their products late, losing market to other swiftly advancing operating systems (read iOS and Android, and possibly WP in near future). The U.S National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was the latest to replace BlackBerry handsets given to its employees with iPhones.

April 19th, here I come!

PlayBook 2.0 OS delayed until February 21


However, reports also say that despite the slight delay, RIM won’t utilize the time to bring in the BBM support. Yes, the release of the PlayBook OS 2.0 won’t be complete as it is rumored not to support the popular BBM services. So, probably RIM plans to announce the support sometime later. However, reportedly, one can use BBM through Bridge. After the conundrum over the BBX platform and the re-christening of the BlackBerry’s newest OS for smartphones, the BlackBerry 10 smartphones are something everyone is looking forward to. We did get a sneak peek into the BlackBerry 10 OS today, sporting a set of new features. 

The PlayBook 2.0, which was announced at the CES 2012, is expected to bring in multiple coding language support, native e-mail and calendar apps, along with enhanced BlackBerry Bridge and several other upgraded elements. The Bridge 2.0 will add in a few, new functions, such as the remote control feature, and is expected to be launched before or along with the PlayBook OS 2.0.

Published Date: Feb 15, 2012 11:25 am | Updated Date: Feb 15, 2012 11:25 am