While readying the introduction of BlackBerry Colt – which should become the first BBX smartphone – RIM has announced that it would delay the roll-out of the next version of its QNX-based PlayBook OS, namely PlayBook OS 2.0.
According to the Canadian company, OS 2.0 will become available to PlayBook tablet users in February 2012.
The “difficult decision” to postpone the software update has been made because RIM is not yet sure if the fresh version of the OS “fully meets the expectations of our developers, enterprise customers and end-users.” RIM also noted that PlayBook OS 2.0 will sadly not include a BBM application (as many have requested).
The BlackBerry PlayBook was launched back in April as RIM’s first (and only – for now) tablet, but it didn’t manage to achieve the success the company had hoped for.
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