BlackBerry Playbook OS 2 Finally Turns the Playbook Into a Real Tablet

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BlackBerry just announced Playbook OS 2 which finally makes the Playbook useful. As opposed to the silly joke it was! The new OS, which really should have launched with the Playbook, adds e-mail, calendar and contacts. Finally! From the company that brought e-mail to your pocket, there's e-mail on their tablet.

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The e-mail app looks a lot like other landscape tablet e-mail apps with a universal inbox and notification options. RIM is adding a better keyboard (with text prediction) and easier text formatting in the OS update, as well. The contacts app is a social hub with people's information from Twitter and LinkedIn (haha, business!) being displayed in their contact card. The update is supposed to release in February 2012. [Blackberry, Software Image Credit: PC World]

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So now that it has all that, any reason it would be a bad tablet? Just missing apps?

Not going to buy one but im curious if that was just really it's entire problem. I know Giz was raving about it last CES.