We have heard rumors of when the BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 update was going to drop. First it was Friday Feb. 17th (today), and then it was February 21st. A BlackBerry Executive stated in an interview that the PlayBook 2.0 OS is “planned” to drop February 21st, which is music to many ears. Best Buy, in anticipation, has started a BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 subpage on their website which shows the highlights of what to expect in the new operating System upgrade for the BB slate. In the description, it makes mention of email, calendar and contact apps, which we all knew were going to be included. It also makes mention of facebook and Twitter apps for the PlayBook.
The current PlayBook OS has a native facebook app, but it only has a shortcut for the mobile web version of Twitter. Could this mean that we’ll see a native PlayBook app built in the 2.0 OS update? It’s possible, and very likely, as other competing brands such as Apple’s iOS devices have strong Twitter integration buried within the OS since iOS 5 was released. Even the latest OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion has deep Twitter integration.
Research In Motion should see stock prices rise once again next Tuesday after PlayBook 2.0 launches, and customers are once again happy to carry a BlackBerry device with pride.
Article first published as BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 Page is Live on Best Buy, Upgrade February 21st on Technorati.
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