BlackBerry PlayBook OS Update

Here it is BlackBerry PlayBook owners... your next OS update! This isn't the BIG update that'll bring things like native email and the Android app player, but in what has been a steady cadence of releases version 1.07 brings with it the following updates:

Improved connectivity & productivity with the BlackBerry Bridge application

  • Enhanced Support for Saving Attachments - The BlackBerry Bridge app offers you more flexibility around where and how you save attachments for viewing and editing. You can now save an attachment to a removable SD card, or to your BlackBerry smartphone's internal flash memory.
  • ZIP Attachment Support - The BlackBerry Bridge app now gives you access to ZIP files received as an email attachment. While bridged, you can now download a zip file from an email to your smartphone SD card and then extract compressed contents for viewing or editing on your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.

Additional Multimedia Features

  • Portrait Support in Pictures App - With BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.7, pictures that you've taken with your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet or transferred from your PC can now be viewed in either portrait or landscape formats for the layout that best fits your needs.
  • Pinch to Zoom in Video App - Use the pinch gesture to zoom in on the finer details of your favorite video content, just like you would with a website or picture today - all while the video continues to play.

Additional Language Support

With BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.7, RIM added additional support for the following 15 languages: Basque, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Galician, Hungarian, Bahasa Indonesia, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese Brazilian, Portuguese European, Swedish, Turkish, Romanian and Russian.

Download Now

To download, just fire up your PlayBook and Check for Updates from settings (damn I love how easy it is to do over the air updates on the PlayBook).  Don't forget to update BlackBerry Bridge on your BlackBerry Smartphone to the latest version too.

Discuss this PlayBook OS update in the CrackBerry forums

*UPDATE* Due to reported issues with BlackBerry Bridge on the new OS, RIM relayed the following via their Twitter:

Some users were experiencing issues with Bridge & 1.0.7. We expect to release an update with a fix later this week