RIM confirms PlayBook BlackBerry 10 update


RIM's new CEO seems to be making some really great decisions lately. Yesterday, an LTE and HSPA+ BlackBerry PlayBook went through the FCC, offering up the new connectivity and NFC and GPS chips. The company has also recently released an official keyboard case for the 7-inch tablet, making it an even better choice for enterprise customers.

And today, RIM just sweetened the PlayBook a little more. In an interview with TechRadar, RIM's VP of product management Rob Orr announced that the original PlayBook will be upgraded to BlackBerry 10 when the OS is ready for the tablet.

"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."

BlackBerry 10 should bring many much-needed updates, features and fixes to BlackBerrys, and now some of those new features will make their way to the PlayBook, as well. Owners still have to wait until the fall for the update, though, which means there could certainly be some Windows 8 tablets trying to steal this BlackBerry's thunder. 

Regardless of the tablet's future popularity, it's a fantastic move by RIM to keep updating it. Some devices never get an update; the fact that the PlayBook will get a major OS revamp more than a year and a half after its release shows that RIM might know what it's doing, after all. 

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Calob Horton

Calob Horton is an associate editor at Pocketables. He loves all technology, no matter which company it comes from. This unbiased view of the tech world allows him to choose the products that best fit his personal needs and tastes: a Microsoft Surface Pro, a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and a third-gen iPad.Google+ | Twitter | More posts by Calob | Subscribe to Calob's posts

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