Quite a few of you asked us follow up questions on our interview and walkthrough of PlayBook OS 2.0 with Jeff Gadway from RIM. I reached out to RIM with a few of those questions and even with the crazy build up to the launch soon they managed to get us responses. Some of this is good news and bad but we will all know for certain when it finally launches!
Q: Will there be a different upgrade process for developers currently running the PlayBook OS 2.0 Developers Preview?
A: No (Straight to the point!)
Q: Will there be support for new languages and right to left input like Arabic & Hebrew or languages like Chinese?
A: These languages are not supported (damn!)
Q: Is there universal search or any form of search for email, contacts, calendar on the PlayBook?
A: Apps have in-app search capabilities. Message allows flexible search such as recipients, received, sent, unread, etc. Contacts for favorites, video chat contacts and search by name.
Q: Does the contacts, calendar, and email apps update even when the apps are not open?
Well that more or less sums up what we have learned since our walkthrough with Jeff Gadway. Let us know what you think of the questions and RIM’s responses. Sorry I did not get all your questions answered but Feb 21st is right around the corner… 🙂