RIM needs some action going on at its end to keep up with the competitive pace of the mobile industry. As promised (with a couple of days delay), RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 will be available for download, starting today. The new OS upgrades claim to bring in an enhanced tablet experience. It brings into picture an integrated e-mail client with unified inbox that puts all your messages in one place. So, be it messages from Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or your personal e-mail accounts, they all are consolidated under one roof to add to the ease and convenience of the user.
An array of new apps have been added to the BlackBerry App World, and the new BlackBerry Video Store is also being launched today. Information from social networks have all been brought under the built-in calendar and makes it easily accessible anytime, anywhere. For a consolidated view of contacts, contact cards are populated with updates from Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. The updated virtual keyboard comes with auto correction and predictive next word completion, while the device offers updated document editing functions, new Print To Go app and also increased control and manageability of corporate data using BlackBerry Balance.
"Building on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet's proven web browsing, multimedia and multitasking strengths, the new BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 introduces a range of new communications and productivity enhancements as well as expanded app and content support," said David J. Smith, SVP Mobile Computing, Research In Motion.
The BlackBerry Bridge app builds connection between the PlayBook and core apps on the BlackBerry smartphone, enabling users to view content on larger displays. BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 touts to render quick, simple and optimized viewing and editing of documents, web pages, emails and photos that appear on your BlackBerry smartphone and display them on the PlayBook. The improvement in the BlackBerry Bridge allows using the Blackberry smartphone as a remote on the PlayBook. BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 also promises to bring in improved web browsing. RIM is also announcing the initial release of the BlackBerry Mobile Fusion to support managing BlackBerry PlayBook tablets and BlackBerry smartphones.
The BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 software update is a free download for all BlackBerry PlayBook tablets. Click here to know how to download/update your device with the new software.