Research In Motion, announced on Tuesday, the launch of its BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0. The new version, as claimed by the company, brings along with it a handful of new features that the tablet's users were long-demanding, including the likes of contacts applications, built-in calendar, a native e-mail client equipped with unified box and lot more.
Not only this, the company also introduced social media integration for the new contact and calendar apps. The company's decision of not including many essential features such as native email, a dedicated contact applications etc. in the previous version of the OS drew criticism from both users as well as critics.
Needless to say, those missing elements played a key role in the relative-failure of PlayBook as compared to all the high expectations the company had from it.
Although, RIM stepped up and delivered most of these missing features in order to satisfy the disappointed users, there were still quite a few features missing in the updated version of the OS. Amongst them, the most prominent one is the BlackBerry Messenger - the immensely popular RIM proprietary instant messaging service.