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BlackBerry PlayBook Native SDK 2.0 Out of Beta And Now Available for Everyone

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The latest version of the PlayBook SDK is out and this version includes new APIs for developers to make the best apps possible on PlayBook. The new APIs allow developers to collect device information such as battery, phone, storage and more to alert users on resources. Developers can also leverage an LED service API to allow for application notifications as well as a stereo sound API. These APIs aren’t all that impressive but a small step towards the Super Apps that we love on BlackBerry OS 7 being on BlackBerry 10. We’re eager to see what APIs RIM is working on with SDK 3.0.

Developers, what APIs do you want RIM to release ASAP?
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PlayBook OS 2 HTML5 Tests Show Off New Turbo-Boosted Browser [Video]

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The latest update to the PlayBook has been pretty incredible. Not only does the update bring native email, contacts and calendar to the tablet, but it also has some awesome behind-the-scenes updates including a turbo-boosting of the hardware accelerated capabilities of the PlayBook OS 2 browser. Check out the video below to see just how much faster the latest browser on the PlayBook is.
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10 Best Features of the Latest BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2

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The latest version of the BlackBerry PlayBook OS is pretty awesome isn’t it? One of the best things about the update is that it makes you feel good about the upcoming BlackBerry 10 smartphones. As far as we can tell, the upcoming BlackBerry 10 smartphones will be a smaller version of the tablet OS. This means that all the awesome games that you’ve been seeing, as well as the beautiful user interfaces, unified inbox, social integration and more, will all be a part of the next-generation BlackBerrys. There are some great new features in PlayBook OS 2.0, but there are 10 features that stand out above all.
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PlayBook OS 2 Browser #1 for HTML5 Test Ahead of iOS, Android, WebOS and All Others

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HTML5test.com is a great source for seeing how platforms are performing with their HTML5 implementations. What’s really amazing to see is that with PlayBook OS 2, RIM has blown the competition out the water and hit the number 1 spot for best performing implementation of HTML5 in the latest browser. The browser improvements is just one feature on many that we’ve been using in the latest version of the tablet OS and we can wait to see the next update. The tablet is really coming along and now is a great time to pick one up.
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Official Press Release From RIM About PlayBook OS 2

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RIM sent over the official PlayBook OS 2 press release and it points to the features that we expected to come with PlayBook OS 2. Again, the latest update brings PIM features such as Email, Calendar and Contacts. This is going to change the way #teamblackberry uses their PlayBook and it’s a really exciting time.
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BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2 Now Available for Download!

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The BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2 is now available for download, so you need to get it now. There’s some amazing additions to this update that we’ve been expecting, ever since we first saw a demo of the features a few months ago . You can now get your email, calendar, and contacts, all sync’d with your PlayBook. This is a big turning point for not only RIM, but for the PlayBook. If you’ve ever not picked up your PlayBook because you went to check your email on your smartphone, today will change all that. It’s going to be really interesting to see how everything changes now that RIM’s tablet has the functionality we expect of a modern tablet.
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