There has been rumors of the PlayBook getting a pretty big software update this fall. A chinese site, MAXPDA has posted pictures of what appears to be a BlackBerry PlayBook running Tablet OS 18.104.22.16892. This OS update is said to be the one that we are all waiting for, it will include native apps like email, contact, calendar, and BBM, plus include the Android Player built-in. My hope is that with this major update we also see BBM Music included somewhere in there.
From the looks of the screenshots we will see dedicated apps for mail, contacts, and calendar, BUT it doesn’t appear these run with BIS or BES. The mail app appears to have full support for Exchange, IMAP, and POP, which is really curious for a BlackBerry product. It also seems like we might see full Twitter and LinkedIn integration in the PlayBook with this OS update. If these screenshots are in fact real, you can see this PlayBook is running Tablet OS 22.214.171.12492, which means RIM is pretty far along with its development.