BlackBerry App of the Week: PlayBook OS 2.0 Shows That the PlayBook is Still a Little Behind

The BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 update is now available as an over-the-air update, and while it brings some welcome additions to the struggling tablet, it’s not likely going to win over many new converts, either. The update brings a universal inbox for email, integration of Facebook and Twitter into the Calendar and Contacts apps, and the Print to Go app, which allows you to send a document wirelessly from a desktop computer to the PlayBook as a “digital print-out.”

Finally, there is an updated BlackBerry Bridge app, which you can now use to turn your BlackBerry smartphone into a remote control for your PlayBook. You can control media or use the smartphone as a wireless keyboard and mouse for the PlayBook. It’s an interesting addition, but in terms of usefulness for the end user, it doesn’t appear to provide a dramatic increase in functionality from what PlayBook owners experienced before.

The PlayBook OS 2.0 update is available now as an OTA update for all PlayBook owners.



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  1. Apple paying for this article? I think we all know the answer to that. Maybe you should use a playbook before writing an article. Then again apple wouldn’t be happy if you told the truth?

  2. When I read articles like this I have to wonder if the author paid.  Just like the playbook getting rooted right after the price drop.  I’ve been using my playbook for 3 months and everyone grabs it at home … Why…. Because it’s great!  (and only $200).

    Oh… And the 2.0 changes are great… Even if I don’t use the new native email that I never cared about because I have a bb.  And no one in my family of 6 cared either.  One more thing… My kids love apple and still keep going for the playbook!

  3. *SMH* This article is slander—RIM is being debranded bigtime. No specs mentioned at all, just another misleading article written by Apple cyber vandals.

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