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BlackBerry reportedly looking to launch PlayBook OS 2.0 on 21 February

Plan B looms into view

BlackBerry reportedly looking to launch PlayBook OS 2.0 on 21 February
Having got off to something of a torrid start - besieged by stories of discontinuation and revelations of surplus inventory inspired losses to name a few – RIM is determined to get project PlayBook back on the straight and narrow.

Step one will be the launch of the first major update to the tablet's OS, with reports suggesting PlayBook OS 2.0 will officially roll out to consumers on 21 February.

Tablet party invite

Said update had originally been scheduled to make its debut before of the end of 2011, though it was subsequently pushed back due to issues incorporating BlackBerry Messenger, better known as BBM.

It can be of little coincidence that BBM has now reportedly been pulled from the line-up, though RIM is looking to bolster the platform's existing roster of games – which includes Angry Birds, Plants vs. Zombies and Cut the Rope – both through native apps and the tablet's support for Android apps.

Indeed, RIM recently extended its promo aimed at Android devs – which delivers a free PlayBook to studios that submit an Android app for the platform – to 2 March, with 6,600 new developers having already signed up.

[source: N4BB]

When Matt was 7 years old he didn't write to Santa like the other little boys and girls. He wrote to Mario. When the rotund plumber replied, Matt's dedication to a life of gaming was established. Like an otaku David Carradine, he wandered the planet until becoming a writer at Pocket Gamer.

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