RIM has released a new version of its software for its BlackBerry Playbook tablet, the latest version of the tablet OS is BlackBerry Playbook 2.1 and it brings a number of new features to your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.
You can see a list below of the new features that are included in the BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 update, and the update should be available now for your PlayBook.
Updated BlackBerry Bridge: Now you can view, respond and compose new SMS messages on their BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet when connected to a BlackBerry smartphone over Bluetooth®. You’ll also enjoy increased performance and speed of other BlackBerry Bridge functions as well. So you can do more, more efficiently. Txt away, my friends.
Email and PIM Enhancements: You’ve asked for it and we’ve delivered portrait support for email, calendar and contacts, giving you the option to use your tablet in either orientation to message. This will definitely come in handy for those of you who enjoy thumb typing in portrait mode like I do.
Improved Android Application Support: Includes Multi-Window Applications, Camera Support and In-App Payments. We all love a richer app experience, and with the improvements to the Android runtime, that’s just what you’ll get. Running the applications in separate windows allows you to multi-task between Android apps easier, and in-app payments will make it easier for you to enhance your app content. Game on!
You can find out more information on what is included in the BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 software update over at the BlackBerry Blog.