Post contributed by Zuri Walker -
Most analysts were puzzled when Blackberry launched their entry into the tablet wars, the Blackberry PlayBook, without a native email-client, calendar, or contact manager (basically the things business professionals buy a Blackberry for). However, screenshots of the new services were spotted at a Blackberry Innovation Forum held by Research In Motion or RIM. The software is not set to update to the Playbook system until February 2012. Blackberry users were very surprised to see screenshots of the email-client in action being as though they received no notice via email, contact or calendar manager. The current Playbook’s base model was set at a price under $200 at Best Buy and has not created much interest against competitors such as the iPad2. However, the updated version is set to include an Andriod app converter.
Source - Blackberry PayBook's long-awaited email client spotted in new screenshots, Slashgear.com