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Oct 30 2011   6:01PM GMT

BlackBerry Playbook OS 2.0



Posted by: Nathan Simon
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BlackBerry® PlayBook™ OS 2.0 is out and about. RIM wanted to provide us with an update on the progress that they’re making.

As much as we’d love to have it in your hands today, we’ve made the difficult decision to wait to launch BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 until we are confident we have fully met the expectations of our developers, enterprise customers and end-users. And here’s what we’re doing to accomplish that.

First off, we have decided to defer the inclusion of the BBM™ application to a subsequent BlackBerry PlayBook OS release. We are committed to developing a seamless BBM solution that fully delivers on the powerful, push based messaging capabilities recognized today by BlackBerry® users around the world and we’re still working on it. In the meantime, BlackBerry smartphone users will be able to continue to use BlackBerry® Bridge™ to securely access BlackBerry® Messenger™ on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet’s high resolution display.

Personally I believe they should leave it up the consumer if they want to be able to use BBM on the playbook, what would be even better? Allowing BBM’ing from a web browser! Now that would be cool. Read more here.

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