RIM updates BlackBerry PlayBook OS

Delayed BlackBerry Playbook 2.0 OS is released

Delayed BlackBerry Playbook 2.0 OS is released

Research In Motion has finally pushed out BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0, after missing its promised delivery window for the major update to its tablet operating system.

BlackBerry PlayBook tablet

A major update has been released for the BlackBerry PlayBook OSPhoto: Natasha Lomas/silicon.com

The new version of the OS for the 7-inch PlayBook tablet was made available for download on Tuesday, ahead of next week's Mobile World Congress 2012 show in Barcelona. RIM had previously planned to deliver the upgrade before the end of 2011.

Version 2.0 brings several new features to the platform, including built-in email and calendar features. In the earlier version, users had to rely on a connection to a BlackBerry smartphone via BlackBerry Bridge to get emails on their PlayBook tablet.

For more on this story, see RIM delivers BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 on Zdnet UK.