PlayBook Tablet Not Getting an Upgrade to BlackBerry 10 After All

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In January, the CEO of BlackBerry said his company’s tablet would be getting an upgrade to the new BlackBerry 10 operating system. Today he rescinded that promise.

BlackBerry PlayBookIn a conference call this morning, Torsten Heins said that engineers were having difficulties getting acceptable performance out of the Playbook when running BlackBerry 10. “I made the difficult decision to stop these efforts and focus on our core hardware portfolio,” the CEO said. Which means, of course, smartphones running the new operating system.

The first and only BlackBerry tablet debuted back in 2011, and is still for sale on the BlackBerry website.

To learn more about it, read our BlackBerry PlayBook Review.



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