Canada's Research In Motion (RIM) on Friday introduced its new operating system (OS) for its BlackBerry PlayBook tablets with additional functionalities, including the ability to run Android-based applications. The BlackBerry Playbook is available at an offer price of Rs.19,990 for the 64 GB model.

“The BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0, now available as a free download, delivers an enhanced tablet experience and allows you to use the PlayBook in new ways throughout the day, at work and at play. It will add advanced messaging features, increased social integration and better browser, among other things,” RIM's Manager (Carrier Product), India, Ranjan Moses, told journalists here.

“Building on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet's proven web browsing, multimedia and multitasking strengths, the new BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 introduces a range of new communications and productivity enhancements as well as expanded application and content support,” said David J. Smith, Senior Vice-President, Mobile Computing, RIM.