RIM Begins Rolling Out BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0

Research In Motion, commonly known as RIM has announced that the latest version of the operating system for its much-slandered BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is now rolling out. But we assume that RIM is far too late to roll out the new version of the OS for its defamed tablet device.

What is more prominent about the PlayBook OS 2.0 is an integrated email client. When Rim launched its initial version of the PlayBook, it met with heavy criticism for not including a native email app support in it, particularly when messaging is considered as one of the major strength of the BlackBerry brand.

Now the PlayBook 2.0 launched with an integrated inbox that backs multiple email accounts as well as social messaging from Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. The company has expanded this social integration to the Contacts and Calendar applications as well.

In addition to this, BlackBerry App World has also been updated to offer a host of new PlayBook applications, such as a selection for Android apps that are supported by the tablet for the very first time. However, the support for Android is limited at the moment.

Similarly, RIM has also updated the BlackBerry Bridge that let PlayBook users to view apps from their BlackBerry smartphones on the tablet’s screen through a Bluetooth connection. With this update, users will be able to use smartphone as a remote keyboard and mouse controller.

The new version of PlayBook also includes a range of application updates, including updated document editing functions, enhanced Web browser, a new Print-to-Go app and Video Store as well as a renewed on-screen keyboard.

In order to make it appropriate for the enterprise market, RIM has also added BlackBerry Balance into its PlayBook 2.0 to cope with corporate data. The company is also releasing a BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, a web-based interface for managing BlackBerry smartphones and tablets in corporate surroundings. Research In Motion is hoping to extend this support to iOS and Android devices not later by next month.

The current users can download the BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 for free. Although, it comes with a range of improvements but perhaps RIM is a bit too late to play it cards as it is way too hard to regain the lost status for its much-maligned hardware.

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