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BlackBerry PlayBook 4G LTE upgrade to OS 2.1 now available


Canadians who have the BlackBerry PlayBook 4G LTE can now upgrade to OS 2.1, I believe it’s at OS 2.1.0.1088 now. Originally this OS was released to PlayBook Wi-Fi only users on October 3rd, but starting today users on Bell, TELUS and Rogers should be able to download (carriers have now approved the OS update). The change log is the same as the Wi-Fi version:

- Allows PIM (Messages, Calendar, Contacts) to be viewed in portrait orientation
- PIM – Deep Folder Hierarchy.
- BlackBerry Bridge will now support viewing SMS messages on the PlayBook
- Print to Go will now work across different networks
- Android apps will now be run in separate windows instead of one window for every Android app
- Android apps will now have the ability to use the PlayBook camera
- A customer will now be able to make in-app payments within Android apps
- Allows for Wi-Fi to be used for Bridge communication between two devices if they are on the same Wi-Fi network

Click “Software Updates” and it should be waiting for you, or will be very soon.
(Thanks tipster!)

  • Nexus 7

    Whats a Playbook?
    NEXUS 7 FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • JUST SAYING

      NO NEED SHOW ME A NEW SMARTPHONE RIM!!!!

    • JUST SAYING

      OHHH!! BTW MERRY CHRISTMAS

    • Jack

      Such clever (and original) comments.

      Fanboys are so silly …

  • RealDeal

    This is why carrier approval sucks.

  • HighClassFrenchCricket

    im sure this is a useful update to the handful of owners of this device!

  • Brad F

    Still not BB10.

  • Mike

    Can i haz BB10/skype/netflix on my playbook plz… I don’t need a 700,000 fart apps, just those.

  • Kid.Canada

    @Mike Yes but as soon as you start showing up to English class…

  • William

    Is there any further news on this update? On Rogers this has yet to show up, yet (November 19th).

  • Sammysang

    What about those in Africa-kenya with 4G LTE , do you mean they will never see 2.1.0.1088 os on their playbooks i.e 4G LTE?

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