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If Blackberry Playbook OS2 Drops Next Week and No One's Around to Update, Will It Make a Sound?

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RIM's Playbook tablet hasn't exactly been a blockbuster success (or even much of a "success") since its initial launch last year—due in part to a clunky UI and lack of basic features. However, according to a report by N4BB, the vastly improved Playbook OS 2 could start rolling out next week.

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The new operating system will reportedly include native e-mail, calendar and contacts programs as well as the ability to run ported Android apps. They'll be available through the RIM app portal. BBM, however, will likely not be a native option with OS 2 but can still be accessed through Bridge. The update is expected to be released February 21st if N4BB's sources are accurate. [N4BB via Electronista]

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I must say, the UI is FAR from clunky. Actually, it's probably the best thought out UI developed for a tablet thus far, IMO. I am not sure why on earth why Gizmodo would say such a thing...maybe to encourage more readers. Who knows.

But, I totally agree with you in this aspect: it supports nothing but itself. Zilch. Nada.

OS 2 will mean everything for this tablet...time will tell.