BlackBerry PlayBook Upgrade Is Ready to Launch

After months of speculation, Research in Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM) is ready to launch its long-awaited BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 on February 21.

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The new mobile OS will integrate native email, calendar, and contacts features into the tablet, an area in which it has until now been sorely lacking, forcing users to find workarounds like connecting their BlackBerry phones to their tablets.

The new release will also enable social media fans to easily access their Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) accounts.

In addition, PlayBook OS 2.0 will also allow support some Android apps (NASDAQ:GOOG), according to CNET.

One missing feature noticeably missing in the update is BlackBerry Messenger. But don’t worry, it will still be usable through Bridge, which will get its 2.0 release before or on February 21

Bridge 2.0 will add an array of new features, including one for remote control that Research in Motion demonstrated at CES 2012.

The company hasn’t commented on the news but the projected February release date comes from previous corporate announcements.

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