RIM has today announced that it has made a decision to delay the release of its second-generation tablet software until February 2012. Giving the company some much-needed development time to be able to tweak their new software to try and make it a viable competitor to Apple’s iOS 5 operating system.
RIM also announced that it was going to leave out a few elements of the service including its BBM messaging application. Which will cause more aggravations for BlackBerry users as they will still need to connect their BlackBerry smartphones to the Playbook to be able to send e-mail from it.
Developers have already been given access to the BlackBerry SDK For The PlayBook OS 2.0 which RIM now hopes will allow them to develop applications ready for the launch in February 2012.
RIM explains: “As much as we’d love to have it in your hands today, we’ve made the difficult decision to wait to launch BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 until we are confident we have fully met the expectations of our developers, enterprise customers and end-users,”
Let’s hope the delay doesn’t add more problems to RIM’s shrinking customer base and sales.