This is starting to drive me batty. We have seen signs that Zinio was bringing their very cool Adobe AIR powered magazine app to the PlayBook since March of last year. Hell we even saw a preview video in June. Now I just noticed that RIM has slipped it into their CES announcement for the PlayBook 2.0 OS. They even threw in Cut the Rope too which I had a chance to play at BlackBerry DevCon in October. Here is what they said:
Your favorite apps plus thousands more – many exciting new applications built for the BlackBerry PlayBook will be made available on BlackBerry App World with the availability of BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0. From gaming and lifestyle to business and productivity, RIM is showcasing some of the latest apps available for the BlackBerry PlayBook at CES 2012 including Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, Groupon, Thomson Reuters, Zinio and many more.
I will definitely be keeping an eye out for Zinio. I don’t see why they would have to wait for PlayBook OS 2.0 to drop but that is only a month or so away. The question is if RIM is simply holding back these apps for a bigger v2.0 launch. What do you think?