BlackBerry OS 2.0 For PlayBook – Native Email FINALLY!

For all the BlackBerry folks who waited (and waited, and waited…) RIM has announced the official OS 2.0 update for the PlayBook that finally brings native email to the tablet. As long as you have a access to the Internet, you can now you can perform triage on your inbox, sans a BlackBerry smartphone.

In addition to native email, OS 2.0 for the BlackBerry PlayBook also brings native calendar and contacts, as well as the Android App Player that gives you more app choices, something that BlackBerry is lacking big time.

Still no native BB Messenger, but RIM recently announced an update to the Bridge app (provided you also have a BB smartphone) that can push Messenger plus a ton of additional features over the PlayBook, most notably, a remote function that lets you control the PlayBook and several other devices with your BB smartphone over Bluetooth.

The Update is available today Over-the-Air, so keep on checking. If you’re not sure how to get and install the update, check out this step-by-step guide from the BlackBerry Help Blog (be sure to back up!).