BlackBerry Playbook OS 2.0 delayed

The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet OS 2.0 has been delayed until February and will ship without BBM

October 26, 2011
RIM BlackBerry logo

Research in Motion (RIM) confirmed in a blog post that the PlayBook OS 2.0 update won’t be released until February 2012.

The company also reported having issues with BlackBerry Messenger integration in the OS update.

They also noted that BBM will not be included in the native apps bundle of PlayBook OS 2.0, but will instead feature at a later date.

“First off, we have decided to defer the inclusion of the BBM application to a subsequent BlackBerry PlayBook OS release. We are committed to developing a seamless BBM solution that fully delivers on the powerful, push-based messaging capabilities recognized today by BlackBerry users around the world and we’re still working on it.”

RIM did, however, confirm that users can make use of BBM by connecting an existing BlackBerry smartphone, with the data plan, to the PlayBook over Bluetooth using BlackBerry Bridge.

Read the full story over at: Boy Genius Report.

Tags: BlackBerry, BlackBerry Messanger, BlackBerry PlayBook, Research in Motion, RIM

Free Email Newsletter:
Subscribe

Shutterstock is the image partner of MyBroadband – technology images can be found here

Join the conversation

Connect with MyBB

twitterfacebookandroidappleblackberrynewsletterfeed

Poll

Do you have a generator or battery bank at home to guard against load-shedding?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

Beware WhatsApp Wangiri fraud in SA

WhatsApp security privacy TextSecure Open Whisper Systems

A new WhatsApp Wangiri fraud campaign started in South Africa last week, which could cost victims a lot of money

Internet which is actually fast enough to use

Broadband circuitboard

The Federal Communications Commission has changed the definition of broadband in the United States to connection speeds of 25 megabits per second or higher

Google misses earning targets, again

A Google logo is seen at the garage where the company was founded on Google's 15th anniversary in Menlo Park, California

Google has gotten into the habit of missing analysts’ earnings targets, frustrating investors

“Hacker” storms TV broadcaster

Credit card hacker

A gunman who stormed into the headquarters of Dutch national broadcaster NOS demanding airtime Thursday night claimed to be from a “hackers’ collective”

Free MyBroadband Newsletter:
Subscribe
X
bool(true)