A tablet device developed by Research in Motion, the same company that manufactures BlackBerry personal digital assistant (PDA) devices. Nicknamed the "BlackPad" for its similarity to Apple's iPad, the BlackBerry PlayBook debuted in April, 2011. BlackBerry's tablet operates on the BlackBerry Tablet OS, with apps developed using Adobe AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime).
RIM released version 2.0 of the BlackBerry PlayBook OS in February 2012, adding (among other features) the ability to run Android apps right out of the box and enhanced communication capabilities via built-in calendar, contacts and messages apps.
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