A recent Best Buy ad is jumping the gun a bit, suggesting that the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet has access to apps for Twitter and Kindle, when sadly it does not. Instead of assuming Best Buy just got their facts wrong, it’s much more likely that it knows something we don’t: Twitter and Kindle are coming to the PlayBook.
The ad description reads:
Plug in to BlackBerry App World and read, write and game like never before. With thousands of apps for every use, you’ll never run out of new and exciting options. Pick up Angry Birds or Cut the Rope, read the latest magazines, or connect online with Facebook and Twitter apps. With access to Kobo and Kindle, you can enjoy new late night reading without ever leaving your living room.
Both unannounced apps in the ad are at the top of most PlayBook owners’ wish lists and since RIM is looking for a turnaround with PlayBook OS 2.0, I’m sure it also wants to impress customers in the app department as well.
Speaking of PlayBook OS 2.0, Best Buy revealed in a different ad that the update will be arriving shortly. There’s no date just yet, but it was the first we heard of OS 2.0 since RIM announced it would roll out to PlayBook owners in February. Recently, a RIM representative told PC Mag the release is nearing more toward the end of February or early March, around MWC 2012. For many, it should be worth the wait because the software update brings native mail, contacts, and calendars to the PlayBook — ergo, it makes the tablet suck less.