Zinio is a Adobe Air based application that has been mentioned many many times before, but has never came to fruition on the PlayBook. The rumor has started again. RIM slipped this announcement into their OS 2.0 announcement at CES. Here is what they had to say:
Your favorite apps plus thousands more – many exciting new applications built for the BlackBerry PlayBook will be made available on BlackBerry App World with the availability of BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0. From gaming and lifestyle to business and productivity, RIM is showcasing some of the latest apps available for the BlackBerry PlayBook at CES 2012 including Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, Groupon, Thomson Reuters, Zinio and many more.
As you can see, there are quite a few things that RIM is trying to do with OS 2.0. Only time will tell what will actually happen.