BlackBerry PlayBook to get own email system

BlackBerry's answer to Apple's iPad, the PlayBook, is finally set to have its own email system without having to be plugged into a smartphone, which could see more people recycle mobile phones to get their hands on the tablet.

Research In Motion (RIM), BlackBerry wireless devices manufacturer, has stated that the new update will add native email to the PlayBook and will finally remove the need to tether the device to a BlackBerry phone.

Chief executive officer of RIM Mike Lazaridis said at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that a new operating system for its 7.1 version smartphone will also be available from today (January 10th).

“We are building on this strong foundation, as well as leveraging our strengths in communications, social integration and productivity, to allow people to use their BlackBerry PlayBook in new ways throughout the day,” he added.

The Consumer Electronics Show is the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, which features 2,700 exhibitors from different branches of the industry.

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