RIM Confirms the PlayBook Will Get BlackBerry 10

The Canadian based smartphone manufacturer RIM launched its tablet, the PlayBook, last spring that runs an operating system different from BlackBerry’s other devices. The device is based on QNX, an operating system that will serve as the backbone for the next generation of BlackBerry devices, planned for this year.

But the forthcoming operating system, namely BlackBerry 10, will be somehow different than the existing PlayBooks. The company until this today hasn’t said anything about whether the PlayBook will get an upgrade to BlackBerry 10, but it is officially confirmed now that “The PlayBook will get a BB10 upgrade.”

The Vice President of Product Management Rob Orr, while talking to Tech Radar said, “We’ve said publicly a number of times that our first BB10 handset will be available towards the end of 2012, and that’s still firmly the case. At some point after the launch we’ll bring BB10 to our PlayBooks, yes.”

The company confirms the upgrade right after the PlayBook software to version 2.0. At the time of its launch, the tablet was criticized for not offering native email or calendar apps. Also, the tablet required to wirelessly pair with a BlackBerry phone to use those features. PlayBook 2.0 offers those features natively along with other improvements.

According to Orr, good number PlayBook owners have preferred to upgrade to the new software, calling the up-take rate “astonishing.” Furthermore, the company announced that over 50% of PlayBook owners upgraded to version 2.0 on the very first day of release.

Have you got your pack of PlayBook? Did you upgrade to 2.0 and if you did how it worked for you? What you can expect to have in the forthcoming BlackBerry 10. Share your though with us in the comment section.

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