BlackBerry PlayBook gets updated, now supports SMS and portrait email

Believe it or not, the BlackBerry PlayBook is still alive and kicking. Research In Motion hasn’t forgotten about its tablet users, as the company rolled out an update. In version 2.1, users gain the support of some much-needed features, including SMS text messages, portrait view in email, calendars and contacts. The upgrade also brings Android App Player support for the camera and in-app purchases, device encryption that extends to personal data and wireless printing beyond the local network.

Unfortunately, this update is hitting WiFi only models now. Those who own a carrier operated PlayBook will have to wait a month or so, depending on when the carrier feels like pushing the OTA.

Tell us if you received your PlayBook update?

[via engadget]

  • basically the playbook is complete shit

    • CMX

      How long have you owned one? The PlayBook is far better than most of the tablets in the market and OS is way more flexible and functional than the Bast majority, unfortunately rim has done a poor job marketing it with end users and developers 

      • it was a very incomplete product it’s too late. It was rushed and now has a bad reputation it can’t shake.

    • Dilraz786

      its really …shit……rim….what have they done ….?????  now i hv to sell my playbook…im so upset… for this …i liked vry much..aftr buying so sad…

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