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The BlackBerry PlayBook ably showcases RIM's powerful new mobile operating system, but its middling size diminishes many of its best features.
The design of Toshiba's high-end Kirabook hasn't changed since last year, but it has aged gracefully. The components get an update and the battery life gets a big boost, making this an all-around excellent, but expensive, ultrabook.
BlackBerry lovers who can get past the rookie mistakes will find a polished-looking OS that's packed with interesting and useful features, but happy Android and iOS users won't find a reason to switch.
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The new version of RIM's PlayBook OS is out today, finally bringing native email to the ailing tablet.
If at first you don't succeed, they say. Still, although PlayBook owners will now have much of what they were hoping for in the first version, they're not getting everything.
The PlayBook is due next week, bringing native email, as well as the ability to run Android apps. But is it too little too late?
The latest verson of RIM's PlayBook OS could trickle out to users as soon as early next week, according to various reports.
RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, released in April 2011, will receive an over-the-air software update in February that will bring native apps for e-mail, contacts, and calendar.
At CES 2012 Donald Bell takes a look at the new OS for the BlackBerry PlayBook, which adds new features for e-mail and calendars.
Research In Motion says in a blog post that it's waiting for the operating system to "fully" meet the expectations of developers and end users before launching it.