Hands-on with the PlayBook OS 2.0 Email and Social features

By on February 12, 2012
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Enough to make the tablet rise again?


While RIM hasn’t had a fantastic past year, things looked pretty upbeat at the BlackBerry Developer’s Conference in Amsterdam last week. With a new CEO and a new 2.0 OS for the PlayBook that is basically setting the fundamentals for BlackBerry’s next Smartphone OS BB10, things just might be on track for a company that has swallowed more that it’s fair share of criticism form the media.

On the show, RIM was showing off PlayBook with the new OS and I managed to play around with it for a few minutes. Of most interest to me was the email functionality and I was pleasantly surprised to find social media integration built within the native PIM clients such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Honestly, if this is what RIM had come out with in the first place when launching the PlayBook, the tablet landscape might have looked very different.

Check out the video below to see what you can expect as far as your email and social accounts are concerned with PlayBook 2.0- hopefully arriving within the next couple of weeks.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEN-cEZOHJY&feature=youtu.be&w=600]


Abbas Jaffar Ali is the founder of tbreak.com and a blogger, geek and self-declared tech pundit who can't stop talking about technology. Find him on twitter as @ajaffarali

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