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June 29, 2013

BlackBerry PlayBook won’t be getting BlackBerry OS 10

Do you own a BlackBerry PlayBook? The 7-inch tablet made by RIM (BlackBerry) two years ago? If yes, bad news awaits.

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins announced that the promised BlackBerry 10 update for all PlayBook isn’t going to push through.


That is announced after not being able to reach target profit for the Q1 2013. BlackBerry’s sole justification of leaving PlayBook behind is that they wanted to focus and give more attention to core products since it wasn’t able to deliver good performance in terms of profit.

Remember what Heins said in an interview? “In five years I don’t think there’ll be a reason to have a tablet anymore.”

BlackBerry PlayBook was released in April 2011. It did received an update to it’s OS dubbed PlayBook OS 2.0 last year that enhanced the independence of the tablet from a BlackBerry smartphone and also had the ability to sideload Android applications.


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6 Responses to “BlackBerry PlayBook won’t be getting BlackBerry OS 10”

  1. Yusuf says:

    BlackBerry doesn’t deserve to live. Sorry.

  2. kupal si abuzalzal says:

    Told you so.. Blackberry has no updates, no games and no apps. RIP Brickberry

  3. furion says:

    The 10 people who bought this are going to be pissed.

  4. Abed
    Twitter: iamogen

    Aw! Bad news for BB Playbook owners. :(

  5. hanjo says:

    I have a playbook and i never expected an update to bb 10. Dont know if i should feel sad about this news. Im happy with my playbook. It has its merits over my samsung note 10.1

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This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film junkie and technology enthusiast. He wish to have his own cinema soon, so watch out for it. You can Follow him on Twitter @PlyrDan10.

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