We recently heard that RIM was literally giving away BlackBerry PlayBooks to developers willing to convert their Android apps for use on the ailing tablet. Now we’ve got a release date for BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0. Huzzah!
How does February 21 sound, Jeeves? That’s, uhm, next Tuesday.
The news comes via BlackBerry diehards, N4BB, who’ve had “confirmation from their sources” that PlayBook 2.0 will drop next week. Ach, that’s good enough for us.
The BlackBerry-loving chaps reckon PlayBook OS 2.0 will include native email (“LOL”), calendar and contact apps, however BlackBerry Messenger won’t make an appearance. Of course, you can still use it via Bridge.
Speaking of Bridge, version 2.0 will drop around the same time, bringing the remote control feature demoed at CES in Vegas last month.
A leaked roadmap suggests a new 3G BlackBerry PlayBook will drop in April, with a 7in 1024x600 display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 5MP/3MP camera combo, 1GB RAM and 32GB internal storage.
Let’s hope it fares better than its predecessor.