Last week we heard that BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 would be dropping on February 21 (i.e. tomorrow), and a leaked marketing document gives credence to that notion – and then some.
Said document spills the beans on various BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0-related goodness.
The marketing memo thingy suggests that the BlackBerry PlayBook pricing structure will remain permanent - in the US, at least - following the release of 2.0, with “no more fluctuation”. That means $199, $249 and $299.
We’re told to expect “unteathered” (you heard me) Contacts, Email and Calendar action, all of which have been absent since the BlackBerry PlayBook launched in April 2011. As the document mentions, that means you can finally use them “without owning a BlackBerry”.
The other big feature is the availability of Android apps. Er, that’s if the developers have submitted the necessary amended code. We recently heard that free BlackBerry PlayBooks were being offered as an incentive to do so.
Legit or not, the document is a bit of an embarrassment, with the aforementioned spelling mistake, and generous – or should that be hideous - use of bold and underlining all over the friggin’ shop. I’m just saying.