BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 set for CES 2012, release date MIA

By Gary Johnson - Jan 6, 2012

We recently told you that the price of the BlackBerry PlayBook had been slashed in the US, and then similar cuts were made in UK retailers. Today we have news that the BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 is set to be showcased at CES 2012, but a release date is still unknown.

One of the biggest criticisms of the PlayBook has been its operating system, and the features it lacks. Now RIM has announced it will be showing off version 2.0 of its operating for the much maligned BlackBerry PlayBook. The company will then be showing of its BlackBerry 10 operating system a month later in February at the Mobile World Congress according to Digital Trends.

The company has starting to send out invitations to an “intimate event” that will take place at CES 2012 in Las Vegas. Unfortunately RIM has not said when either of these software updates will be made available, as currently they are only set to showcase the operating systems.

With the BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 it would be nice if the company could announce a concrete release date for the software. At first it was believed to be available shortly after the device was first released, but since then we have seen numerous delays. The last rumored release was thought to be in February, so with it being showcased next week that is still a possibility.

Considering the recent price cuts if RIM could release the update early it would probably boost sales, as well as pleasing many current users of the device. Are you fed up waiting for the OS update?

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