From Research In Motion’s official blog:
We know that many of you are looking forward to BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0, and we wanted to provide you with an update on the progress that we’re making.
As much as we’d love to have it in your hands today, we’ve made the difficult decision to wait to launch BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 until we are confident we have fully met the expectations of our developers, enterprise customers and end-users… we have decided to defer the inclusion of the BBM™ application to a subsequent BlackBerry PlayBook OS release.
We expect to deliver the new BlackBerry PlayBook OS to customers in February 2012 and we’ll continue to keep you updated as we progress to the launch.
– David J. Smith, SVP, BlackBerry PlayBook, Research In Motion
Full blog post here.
MacDailyNews Take: By the time DCW gets it out, tens of millions more will have iPad 2s and the clamor over iPad 3 will be obliterating all of the also-ran iPad wannabes whether they can finally manage to do email unassisted or not.
[Attribution: CrackBerry. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Manny S.” for the heads up.]