PlayBook Leak Corroborates Update Release Date Rumor

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Earlier this week, we heard some new rumors about just when RIM would release its PlayBook OS 2.0 update. We’d already heard of today, February 17, as a likely candidate, but more recent rumors suggested that the software wouldn’t drop until February 21. Obviously, today’s arrived with no update in sight, so we’ve been waiting to hear about either a new rumored release date or confirmation for February 21. It’s not hard-and-fast official, but a leak out today lends some more credence to the software getting here next Tuesday.

The documentation here discusses PlayBook pricing leading up to the PlayBook OS 2.0 launch, which is again noted as occurring on February 21. Things even get more specific than we could have hoped for, claiming that users everywhere will be able to access the update at the stroke of 4:01am that morning. Of course, that tidbit would be a whole lot more useful if we had any idea just which timezone it was supposed to be in. For what it’s worth, RIM’s Waterloo, Ontario headquarters is in Eastern time.

In addition to the new PlayBook software, this leak also claims next Tuesday will see the arrival of BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, the cross-platform mobile device management platform we learned about last fall.

Source: Engadget

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