Blackberry PlayBook To Get Video Chat & Facebook App In May

Within the last few months anyone wanting to venture into the Tablet PC market would have no doubt been spoilt for choice, with the release of many great devices like the Apple iPad 2, HTC Flyer and the Asus Eee Pad choosing what’s right for you can be a bit of a struggle.

For many the choice was easy and people just stuck with what manufacturer they were use to, for those who use RIM handsets the BlackBerry PlayBook was top of their list. If you’re a user of this tablet then you may be interested to know that the PlayBook will be getting a video chat and native Facebook app in May.

According to Slashgear the biggest gripe from users of the PlayBook has been the lack of video calling, this so far has rendered the front facing camera somewhat useless. This however should be no problem when the PlayBook video chat app is available, very similar to Apples FaceTime the video chat will allow tablet users to video call over Wi-Fi to contacts from their friends list.

As well as adding this much wanted video chat support RIM’s device will also be the first tablet to get an official native Facebook app, in this post from Pocket-Lint they tell us that this app will bring all the usual array of Facebook fun. This will allow you to view photos and video’s, check news feeds, chat, view and add friends and update your status.

If this news has got your attention and you want to read more you can check out the RIM press release page, click here for the Video Chat app and here for the Facebook app. With the release of the Facebook app for the Playbook imminent we may also see support for many other tablet devices just around the corner. What are your thoughts on this?

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