Blackberry closes the Playbook chapter
Doing the right thing can be tough. But today, BlackBerry did the right thing.
After promising its less-than-stellar PlayBook tablet would receive the BlackBerry 10 OS update, the Ontario-based company has reversed its decision to support the tablet. The PlayBook will no longer be part of the BlackBerry 10 upgrade roadmap. CEO Thorstein Heins shared the information during the company’s first-quarter earnings call.
“Our teams have spent a great deal of time and energy looking at solutions that could move the Blackberry 10 experience to PlayBook. But unfortunately, I am not satisfied with the level of performance and user experience, and I made the difficult decision to stop these efforts and focus on our core hardware portfolio,” Heins said during the call. Read More