I really figured the power off icon being gone with the PlayBook OS update, would not cause any confusion, or that anyone actually used the icon at all. After many questions in our Forum and getting questions about it via Twitter I figured I would do a quick post about this.
Keep in mind that some people are getting the PlayBook for the first time today or tomorrow and if they see an old image while searching the net of the original power off icon shown here.
I can see this causing a bit of confusion for those that always used it but I for one never really noticed the icon was even gone until someone asked me where it went. lol
I always use the battery icon in the header to control powering options for my PlayBook, but maybe I am the odd one who knows. Nerveless I hope this post helps a few people for powering off their BlackBerry PlayBook.
Before doing this post I did ask a RIM representative if the Power Icon would come back to the PlayBook in a future update and he did say “No” because that option is available via the battery icon at the top of the PlayBook.
So for those new or old PlayBook users, get used to powering off your Playbook using the battery icon at the top of the PlayBook.