BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 OS - hands on walk through in pictures; PlayBook 2.0 OS won't be the last update, confirms RIM

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BlackBerry DevCon Europe 2012

ITProPortal has attended the BlackBerry DevCon Europe developer's conference in Amsterdam, where we are now publishing these hands on images of the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 OS - in a late developers beta.

ITPP has exclusively been informed at the event that the PlayBook 2.0 OS won't be the last update to the tablet.

A senior Research In Motion member of staff stated that future revisions could contain features that have been left out of the upcoming update, besides just bug fixes.

Research In Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook houses a 7-inch 1024x600 capacitive LCD touch screen, whilst running from a dual-core 1GHz processor, 1GB RAM, with a 3 megapixel front facing camera and a 5MP rear facing variant, which supports 1080p HD video recording.

The pictures below highlight the new build number of the PlayBerry 2.0 OS; the next four images show the new contact features within the in-box of the platform, where details of a contact are brought in from the likes of LinkedIn and past meetings can be shown.

The calendar of the new PlayBook 2 OS has larger numbers, when the day is populated with many appointments. It is also possible to swipe amongst running apps on the new platform in a new way, with easier access to contacts by scrolling through their names.

Android applications can be run on the 2.0 version of the OS, with Robo Defender, Pin Ball and Fruit Slice being examples of successful ports.

This new platform also offers the ability to lock out work aspects of the tablet, whilst the device is manageable from the BlackBerry Fusion suite - which can remotely lock the PlayBook's work related features too.