RIM Updates the WiFi BlackBerry Playbook to OS 2.1

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Following a similar update to 4G LTE BlackBerry Playbook, RIM has released an update to their WiFi-only tablets. The update boasts new features as well as beefed up security.

RIM has updated their enterprise-ready tablet with a new security feature, which allows users to secure and encrypt all of the tablet’s data. Users can now reply to text messages directly from the tablet via the updated BlackBerry Bridge app. You’ll also be able to print directly from the Playbook by way of the new Print To Go app.

For those who want a “big” taste of the BlackBerry 10 will appreciate how the messaging, contacts, and calendar apps can now be viewed in portrait mode.

The update is now available as a free over-the-air download. Customers will automatically get a notification of the update on their PlayBook, or they can tap the gear icon (in top right corner) and check for the new version under “Software Updates”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/betty.mcmullen.9 Betty McMullen

    Blackberry playbook needs to update their apps so that you can communicate with the rest of the world. I am so disapointed that I even bought mine,

  • Sammy

    It’s not necessarily blackberry that is having the issue with the apps. The store is growing everyday but a lot of the major developers of large apps like skype, instagram and many more refuse to create the apps for the device. However, that is all changing with. RIM’s new approach with courting app developers with BB10 is revolutionary and will spell out for a greater diversity of choice for all users, which will be great. I know what you mean Betty but it’s just a matter of time and it won’t be too long from now :)

  • Ryan

    I still own my playbook and it sucks. I’m writing this from an ipad mini and I’m blown away