PlayBook owners were disappointed to learn last month that their favorite tablet wouldn't be getting the BlackBerry 10 update they had been promised. We had speculated, and were expecting that the PlayBook wouldn't be abandoned completely in terms of updates and upgrades. Unfortunately, it seems BlackBerry has had a different opinion, and is not considering anything similar to this for its one and only tablet.
As first reported by N4BB, Alec Saunders, VP of Developer Relations at BlackBerry, has confirmed via Twitter that the PlayBook will not be receiving any significant updates even within its own Tablet OS. This includes no significant updates to the Android Runtime, no BB10 keyboard, no Hub, and not even BBM.
The entire Twitter threaded conversation is quite fascinating to read, and definitely a bit heartbreaking as Saunders at the end has nothing else to say but "I'm sorry."