bill-swift - February 22, 2012
Most people recognize Research In Motion (RIM) as the company that introduced the highly-successful series of smartphones geared towards businessmen and professionals, the BlackBerry. It has been several years since then, and a combination of several recent developments are slowly chipping away at the value behind RIM's brand.
You might remember their attempt at entering the tablet market with the BlackBerry PlayBook. It was released to a lot of hype, and unfortunately, it failed to live up to expectations. Users were looking for features that RIM promised would be made available "with the next update" or a few months later. The thing is, why release something that's just not yet ready?
The PlayBook has been bogged down with bad reviews and really poor sales. To illustrate this point, RIM even resorted to giving the tablets away to developers who submitted a "viable" app for it.
Now version 2.0 for the PlayBook OS has just been released--and I'm willing to bet the only people who care about it are the ones who went ahead and bought the thing before checking out the reviews (and realizing that they made a big mistake in doing so.) But here's a bit of good news: version 2.0 adds a ton of features and functionality to the tablet, so you might get more use out of your PlayBook once you update.
Here's a quick rundown of what's new with BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0:
The update can be downloaded via the Software Updates menu on the PlayBook.
Article by Hazel Chua
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