With the BlackBerry PlayBook WiFi having long recieved its update to OS 2.1 as a whole, it's now time for the 4G LTE PlayBook to get some love as well. Despite previous reports of it having already been sent out, if you go ahead and check for updates you'll find OS 18.104.22.1688 is available for download. As expected, you'll find this release has all the same goodies added as OS 22.214.171.1242 for the BlackBerry PlayBook WiFi and the fixes from OS 126.96.36.1998.
- Updated BlackBerry Bridge: Now you can view, respond and compose new SMS messages on their BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet when connected to a BlackBerry smartphone over Bluetooth®. You’ll also enjoy increased performance and speed of other BlackBerry Bridge functions as well. So you can do more, more efficiently. Txt away, my friends.
- Email and PIM Enhancements: You’ve asked for it and we’ve delivered portrait support for email, calendar and contacts, giving you the option to use your tablet in either orientation to message. This will definitely come in handy for those of you who enjoy thumb typing in portrait mode like I do.
- Improved Android Application Support: Includes Multi-Window Applications, Camera Support and In-App Payments. We all love a richer app experience, and with the improvements to the Android runtime, that’s just what you’ll get. Running the applications in separate windows allows you to multi-task between Android apps easier, and in-app payments will make it easier for you to enhance your app content. Game on!
If you're a 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook owner, go ahead and grab the update and don't forget to drop by the CrackBerry forums and let us know how things are working out for you.