RIM has released an update to the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet operating system designed to boost user productivity and provide enhanced multimedia features.
BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.7 modifies the BlackBerry Bridge feature to allow the saving of attachments to a removable SD card or the phone's internal memory.
The update makes it possible for zip files to be downloaded from an email account to a smartphone SD card, and extracted so they can be viewed or edited on the PlayBook tablet.
Multimedia improvements include the ability to view pictures in landscape or portrait mode, and pinch-to-zoom when watching a video even when it is playing.
Additionally, support for 15 European languages including Portuguese and Russian has been added.
A software update notification on the PlayBook will appear when it is ready to be downloaded, or owners can check for software updates manually by accessing the Settings menu under Software Updates.
To enable the features, users will also need to update the BlackBerry Bridge on their smartphone devices, the manufacturer added.
RIM sold 500,000 PlayBooks in the first quarter despite a mixed reception at launch. V3 awarded the business-oriented BlackBerry PlayBook four stars, highlighting the small form factor, enterprise grade security and good quality screen as plus points.
The PlayBook also managed to hold its own during the V3 tablet group test, coming out top in terms of security.
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