The PlayBook tablet from Research in Motion is going to be launched on April 19 in US and Canada, but the important updates which would fetch the native email client to the device are likely to arrive later.
A second news report, however, said it would be made available within 60 days. The Android app player can also be expected by the users this summer itself.
There are not many PlayBook specific apps available in the BlackBerry App World Store as the company has not provided the native software development kit to the developers yet.
Jim Balsillie, chief executive officer of Research in Motion, is of the opinion that the tablet would work as a secure extension of the BlackBerry handset.
The Playbook is superior, more portable and can be held in the hand longer than the iPad, says Balsillie.
On the multitasking front, the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet looks great. Its QNX operating system, also called Neutrino, has a large part to play in this. There is no Home button in PlayBook, because users need not close one application to open another. All the apps run together well at the same time.