Update: BlackBerry PlayBook upgrade to OS 2.1 now available

RIM has sold well over 1.5 million BlackBerry PlayBooks and it’s been rocking OS 2.0 since February, but it we’re now on the cusp of having the tablet upgraded to OS 2.1. According to an internal doc we received it shows that OS 2.1 will be pushed through starting tomorrow – October 3rd. There’s no word on exactly how large the upgrade is, but we have the full change log for you here:

– Allows PIM (Messages, Calendar, Contacts) to be viewed in portrait orientation
– PIM – Deep Folder Hierarchy. Previously, if a customer had multiple nested folders within email
– Allows for WiFi to be used for Bridge between 2 devices if they’re on the same WiFi network
– 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

We’ll have more info on this soon… look for a notification on your PlayBook tomorrow.

Update: Michael Clewley, RIM’s PlayBook product manager, confirmed the news above on Twitter this morning. Stating that “Okay all #PlayBook OS 2.1 is here. Check for update!!!”

(Thanks tipster!)