RIM Confirms BlackBerry 10 OS for the BlackBerry PlayBook

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BlackBerry PlayBookResearch in Motion confirmed recently that the BlackBerry 10 OS will be coming to the BlackBerry PlayBook shortly after its release.

While news about an upcoming version of the PlayBook is scarce, existing owners will be pleased that they get to receive the overhauled BlackBerry 10 towards the end of the year.

Rob Orr, RIM’s VP of product management, told TechRadar that the first BlackBerry 10 device will be available in 2012, and also confirmed that the OS will also be ready for the RIM tablet.

“At some point after the launch we’ll bring BB10 to our PlayBooks, yes,” Orr said.

RIM is looking to get back into tablet market, and may have found its answers to a handful of issues it was facing with when the BlackBerry PlayBook was first released.

Despite poor sales, RIM seems committed to the PlayBook. The recently released BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 has given the tablet new features, including the much-needed email client, that should tide users over until the release of BlackBerry 10 OS. As of yesterday, RIM also has an LTE version of the PlayBook and a HSPA+ one waiting to be approved by the FCC that may be released by mid-2012.

Source: TechRadar



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