RIM rolls out PlayBook OS2 update
BlackBerry Tablet gets tastier
Research in Motion launched its refreshed tablet operating system today, with the BlackBerry PlayBook OS2 now available for download.
The news is a relief for PlayBook owners who are finally privy to standard tablet functionality such as e-mail, calendar and contacts apps.
The BlackBerry Bridge app has also been updated for faster linkup between BB devices, as has document edit tools, which now includes a Print To Go app.
Various Android apps have been ported to the Blackberry App World too, along with thousands of new native additions.
The BlackBerry PlayBook OS2 patch is available now through the PlayBook's Software Updates menu. ®
Re: Hands up who gives a shit
I'm pleased it's out. I've got a Playbook and really rather like it. Proper flash, really decent performance, very good speakers, especially compared to an iPad, nice multi tasking interface, and a size that suits me better than a 10" tablet.
The lack of apps is frustrating compared to Android, so it'll be interesting to see how many developers repackage their apps for the blackberry store.
Waiting for mine
RIM were giving away Playbooks to Android developers who submitted an app to their store so I'm quite happy to take one off their hands.
Submitting an app is a bit of a pain to be honest (why does every store require different size thumbnails, icons and other paraphenalia?) but I'll happily support my app in return for a free tablet.
Biggest issue at the moment is the Playbook Simulator suffers serious painting issues so it's impossible to adequately test apps work before submitting them. Hope they fix the issue soon.
Then again, they're less than £200 now, aren't they? Hmm. Maybe.