BlackBerry Playbook Won’t See BB10 Update

BlackBerry PlayBook

Today, CEO Thorsten Heins confirmed that the BlackBerry Playbook will not be receiving the BB10 update during the company’s quarterly earnings call. The company missed estimates, leaving the stock down more than 25%.

BlackBerry itself has seen quite a few setbacks, to put it nicely, in the past few years and this news certainly won’t be easy to swallow for those who are still holding onto the company’s tablet.

In late May, it was said that the BB10 update would be headed to the Playbook in just a few weeks from then, so it’s a bit of a surprise to hear that it won’t be hitting the device. Then again, maybe it’s not.

BlackBerry Playbook owners: What do you think about this news? Will you still be holding onto the tablet or is it time to upgrade to something else?

[Via: TheVerge]

  • zair

    Very bad, It would be better if it is not promised.. Bad move BB … :|

  • saelr

    It’s a missed opportunity to reclaim many of the BB users who would’ve dusted off their playbooks to check out the new OS, a free trial of sorts. If it as good as they say, some would’ve switched back to BB phones.

  • Jerry B

    As a long time Blackberry fan, I’m sticking with my Q10 (i can’t live without the keyboard), but I stare angrily at my Playbook which really has been running poorly for a long time. My only hope was the upgrade to bring it back to life.

    I will swallow my words and try an iPad. While I’ve dissed Apple for a long time, I think i’d rather put my money into a North American enterprise that feed cash to Samsung. I think RIM would have had a lot more time to recover and see the light if it wasn’t for the copying Samsung did of Apple. RIM tried to continue with unique solutions (failing to see what people really wanted), but at least they they tried instead of just copied. You could see the trends for a long time, even at Verizon when the Android phones were pushing Blackberry aside when Apple didn’t even have a Verizon phone. An Apple and Blackberry world would have been far better than having the South Korean hackers steal North American dollars by copying and then marketing the crap out new features that nobody really uses.

  • alice

    WHAT TYPE OF. CRAP IS THIS. THIS TABLET BARELY HAVE APPS. IT SUCKS. IMMA GET AN IPAD MINI . I GOTTA GET RID OF THIS CRAP.

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