RIM BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 software update to be available in February

RIM BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 software update to be available in February
RIM BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 software update to be available in February. In addition to showcasing the new BlackBerry 7.1 OS at CES 2012, RIM is also previewing new features of BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0. According to the press release the BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 software update will be available as a free download for all BlackBerry PlayBook users and is expected to be available in February 2012.

The upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 functionality includes a new unified inbox within the built-in messaging app, multi-tasking within email, rich-text email composing and editing, inbox management tools, innovative people-centric calendar, relationship-centric contacts app, new BlackBerry Bridge features (allowing a user’s BlackBerry smartphone to act as a keyboard and mouse for their BlackBerry PlayBook), providing a wireless remote control for their tablet.

BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 also improves mobile productivity. There are updated document editing capabilities, Print To Go application, increased control and manageability of corporate data.

New Apps and Content have also been added. Many exciting new applications built for the BlackBerry PlayBook will be made available on BlackBerry App World with the availability of BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0. From gaming and lifestyle to business and productivity. RIM is showcasing some of the latest apps available for the BlackBerry PlayBook at CES 2012 including Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, Groupon, Thomson Reuters, Zinio and many more.

BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 supports Video store. A catalog of thousands of movies and TV shows will be available through the integrated BlackBerry Video Storefront with new releases to be made available for purchase or rent the same day they come out on DVD. Users will be able to begin watching media as soon as they start to download the file, so users won’t have to wait for the entire file to transfer before they can enjoy great entertainment on the tablet’s high resolution display, or on an HDTV via the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet’s HDMI output.

BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 also enhances web browsing. The BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 browser also includes a new reading view, which is designed to make web sites even easier to enjoy by eliminating page clutter at the touch of a button. What’s left is a cleaner format that is great for reading online news articles, blog posts, or websites that contain heavy amounts of text.
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