Raise your hand if you didn't think this was coming? No one? Okay good. It's been fairly obvious to many that RIM is trying to unite all their device OSes into one single operating system that crosses whatever form factor they may be on.
We all knew that the PlayBook Tablet OS was a stepping stone for the future release of BlackBerry 10. Naturally this would mean that the PlayBooks themselves would also be a part of that future joined OS family.
Research In Motion VP of product management, Rob Orr, recently told TechRadar,
"We've said publicly a number of times that our first BB10 handset will be available towards the end of 2012, and that's still firmly the case. At some point after the launch we'll bring BB10 to our PlayBooks, yes"
Now this is pretty huge. I mean we started with OS 1.0 then we got OS 2.0 and we know we'll be getting OS 2.1 or maybe 3.0 (depending on what they call it) and now we'll be getting a fourth OS on our devices that will be the "revolutionary one". BlackBerry OS 6 smartphone owners understand how important it is to be able to have a device that brings with it multiple future major OS upgrades.
We still don't know everything that's in the works for BlackBerry 10 but it definitely sounds like we got some good things coming to those of us with a PlayBook as well.