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

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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.