Just shy of it’s one year anniversary (and several months after it’s death as a commercially viable tablet), the Blackberry Playbook finally gets an official release of version 2 of it’s operating system.
This new OS for the not-exactly-famed tablet finally adds native features to the tablet that once required a bridge to a Blackberry phone. What revolutionary computing tasks does this new system bring to the tablet? Amazing features such as scheduling, an address book, and email! Shocking!
A few other new features make their Blackberry debut with OS 2 as well. Social networking integration with LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook is now on board. There is also a new Bridge app that will allow the Playbook to act as a HID (Human Interface Device (ie. mouse or keyboard)) over Bluetooth. A new Android VM system will also allow limited compatibility with apps from that other, more alive operating system.
So… that’s that. Congrats to RIM for bringing the functionality of the once $600+ tablet up to par with decade old Nokia phones. You can read more from someone who still gives a crap about the Blackberry Playbook over at Inside Blackberry
PS: We kid! We kid because we love!
PPS: Except in this case. Screw you Blackberry Playbook! Sheesh, even my $99 Android tab got email…