BlackBerry PlayBook will not get the BlackBerry 10 update

PlayBookBlackBerry announced last year that the BlackBerry PlayBook would get the latest BlackBerry 10 update. The company’s CEO Thorsten Heins even confirmed earlier this year at the BlackBerry 10 launch that they plan to upgrade all existing PlayBooks to BlackBerry 10. Now BlackBerry has announced that  it will not be upgrading the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet to BlackBerry 10. The CEO confirmed it in the company’s investor call earlier today. BlackBerry reported a loss in its first quarter results for the 3 months ended June 1, 2013.

Both the BlackBerry 10 and the PlayBook OS are based on the QNX operating system. Thorsten Heins added that the tablet would not get the BlackBerry 10 update due to performance and user experience concerns. The company did not discuss the long-term future of the PlayBook, but it said they would continue to support the tablet’s existing operating system. During the Quarter the company shipped just 100,000 BlackBerry PlayBook tablets.

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