I was able to gather up quite a bit of information from the breakout sessions, and was able to chat with several RIM employees about the star of the show, the BlackBerry PlayBook. Here is a brief overview of some key points that you may find interesting.
- Will have native email client with a a unique feature rich UI. Client will have more options than current bridge based mail client
- Calendar completely revamped, and includes new "people view" feature
- No plans for BBM client
- Native file app
- Contacts app more feature rich, more like current BlackBerry's Contact list.
- Target date around February 2012
- RIM is working on Bluetooth keyboard and case that fit together for the PlayBook. Release around February 2012. Cost is a little over $100
- RIM working on Enterprise App World for enterprise applications
- OS 7.1 is looking like a December release
- UMA update for 9900 may come later this year
- RIM Working on 10" PlayBook, and larger BlackBerry devices for next year