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RIM to Preview New Features of BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 at CES


January 10, 2012

Research In Motion (RIM) has announced that the company will be showcasing new features of BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), this week.

Allowing users to quickly manage their personal email and work email accounts as well as the messaging capabilities of popular social networking sites like Twitter, LinkedIn and others – all in one place, the new BlackBerry provides a powerful unified inbox within the built-in messaging app.

Also, by extending the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet's multitasking capabilities to 'tabbed email', users are able to reference one email while they compose another, it also provides Multi-tasking within email, the company stated in a press release.

“BlackBerry PlayBook is already recognized for delivering powerful performance, true multi-tasking, advanced web browsing and HD multimedia in an ultra-portable design,” said Mike Lazaridis, president and co-CEO of Research In Motion. “With BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 we are building on this strong foundation, as well as leveraging our strengths in communications, social integration and productivity, to allow people to use their BlackBerry PlayBook in new ways throughout the day.”

Offering a robust email experience similar to that of a PC or laptop, new features within the Messages app enable users to benefit from full support of fonts, formatting and editing of email threads. Inbox management tools allow for powerful inbox search across multiple email accounts, as well as the ability to set out-of-office messages and email signatures directly from their tablet, the company stated.

In other news, Research In Motion recently said that the new phones deemed critical to the company's future won't be out until late 2012.

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Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for unified communications. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell




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