Official OS 2.1.0.1753 for the BlackBerry PlayBook now available

By Adam Zeis on 10 Sep 2013 10:24 am EDT
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What the?!

As if the leaked Playbook OS wasn't enough, it (oddly) appears that there is an official update for the BlackBerry PlayBook today as well. As spotted in the CrackBerry forums, the update is to 2.1.0.1753 and looks to bring some small fixes including an Adobe Flash security update. It's sitting at 396MB so it should have more than a few tweaks packed inside but most likely no major changes outside of that. 

So if your PlayBook is charged up and ready to go, check for updates and you should see this one showing. If you do install it be sure to hit up the forums and let us know if you spot anything new.

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366 comments

GreenCopperz

First thing I will update when I get home!

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Dave79

Hopefully after installed the leak this update can bring back video chat and all the other apps that are missing..

Young Z

I wonder if BBM messaging and voice will ever come to the PlayBook. It would be ironic if iOS and android tablets were to get BBM messaging and voice, but not the PlayBook.

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Dave79

The PlayBook is end of life. Some mantainance updates but I would be really surprise they had new features.

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iwasspartacus

It's ironic.... the early adopters of PlayBook and 'first' users of what became BB10 will not enjoy BBM on their tablet.

As many posters have suggested, many of these users have or will 'move on'. So... everybody wins.

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9Jer99

Please don't include me in that "everybody wins".

BlueDusk99

BBM is now available on the PB through Bridge. :)
I would have loved the same for SMS, but...

Xandrex_BSCF

BBM will be available in Android/iOS phones, not tablets. So the PlayBook will not be alone without BBM.

doupold

BBM is available for IPADs...

BlueDusk99

The update brings BBM to the tablet.

luqman24

Hopefully Android player got updated to Jelly Bean in this update, this will kinda bring the playbook back to life since will now be able to sideload any android app.

paulschulte

Nor did it fix the problem with Stellarium that got introduced with the first release of PlayBook o/s 2.1. Dang!

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ssbtech

Isn't Stellarium open source? I wonder if someone can fix it and re-release it. I miss that app.

extisis

Fat Fat chance

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step07

Eurgghh these always come out just as I'm about to work haha

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ARWestenberger

Same here, read about this the minute I got to work for my 12 hour double :/

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GreenCopperz

You got it by 4 seconds...

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GreenCopperz

Wow the guy who put "1st LOL" 4 seconds before my comment just deleted his comment...at be afraid of the heckle and jeers LOL

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stabstabdie

No the mods removed it.
I couldn't resist when I saw nothing.
While I was following up with my real comment it was removed.
Now I'm sad lol

KermEd

Quality over quantity.

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stabstabdie

No but seriously, notice any changes??
I'm so glad to get one last update.
Now maybe some app world credit as a way of saying sorry we sh*t the bed with the playbook.

hf199

Great

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AshDeezy

It's the same version leaked by Berry Leaks. Cool to see it officially being released and supported by BlackBerry. Interesting that it came out after the leak though, I think I remember seeing the build date of this being in July. So it's been sitting for over a month.

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sk8er_tor

I would say it's been "sitting" for over a month. It's probably been in "testing." :)

SEAWARRIOR

not the same version,,, missing apps, vid chat, etc., are NOT missing in this release...

Baconwich

It can't be the same version. I installed the leak the other day and still had a 27mb update today. Same version number, but something is different.

"In vino veritas, in aqua sanitas."

hoodoo1966

The 27mb is the missing apps;

qwerty4ever

That is the time Thorsten pulled the plug on BlackBerry OS 10 for the BlackBerry PlayBook. I'm going to download the BlackBerry Tablet OS 2.1 update in a few minutes.

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Leafer80

LOVE BlackBerry. I knew they wouldn't forget!

Z10, PlayBook, 9810, 9000.

beantownwindsorite

If they were sorry they would give us additional features, many of which were promised, that would make the playbook reasonably functional. BBM coming to ios, but not playbook? What a joke

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kupfernigk

As I understand it, it is not coming to the iPad either.

breakingpoint0

I don't use iOS so I don't know for sure, but can't you load iPhone apps onto your iPad? Won't it just be smaller or look stretched out?

Anonymous2039

As far as I know, developers can choose on what devices it will allowed to be installed. There might be some way around this (ie jailbreak), but I wouldn't know.

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Aleij Barb

I have an iPad, and have installed a few apps that are only available to iPhone/iPod (Gold & Chocolate). It's 50% smaller, but you can stretch it out by pressing the "X2" button. So It's likely BBM can work on iPad too.

theHip

BBM isn't coming to PB, cry cry cry.

Honestly, I'm sick of hearing people bitch about this. It's worse than BB renegging on promises.

iwasspartacus

Haha. I much prefer listening to you bitch and complain.

Well done!

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StampyBeaverbrook

You can choose not to read whining posts but you can't choose to live in world where BlackBerry keeps it's promises.

extisis

Coming to iPhone, not iOS

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wasalph

Just when everything thought it is dead...

Z10 STL100-2 10.1.0.4181

yacoby54

It's still dead until they actually improve the product.

KermEd

An MR, by definition, is an Improvement. Quit crying millennial

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yacoby54

Tell me how it has improved the product then? Does it provide more functionality? I have used a BlackBerry long before you got your first Razr and yes based on your take on things I can tell that you were one of the douches that thought you were the man with your flip phone half hanging out of your pocket. Now you have a obsolete tablet that gets a security update and want to justify to yourself that you didn't waste your hard earned street walking money. Well you did get screwed because there will never be any functional updates to the PlayBook.

ARWestenberger

Brutal my dude...

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Marvin06

Wow. Why is there always an old technically challenged guy with marital problems venting on these sites. Go navigate back to the porn sites you were looking for when you stumbled upon this article.

yacoby54

Why is there always a 13 year old boy on these sites thinking a porn comment is shocking? Go back to bed so you can wake up in the morning and get to 8th grade on time.
Maybe reserve your comments for when you save up enough of your allowance to actually go buy a PlayBook.
If you think making a comment is venting your sad little world is going to get a lot worse if you make it to high school.

PatrickMJS

I for one am glad they decided to make this official.

It fixes the (minor) keyboard lag issue, so that's good.

I sure wish they could restore the bridge functionality we had with BB7. Dam_ that was sweet.

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evil

I stopped using my PlayBook because they didn't include those other bridge features with BlackBerry 10.

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qwerty4ever

BlackBerry Bridge was the cat's meow until BlackBerry OS 10 was released.

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Jason Savard Lapierre

download the blackberry bridge app on you z10 the playbook has the bridge incorporated in the system

ARWestenberger

While bridge does still exist, it is but a shell of its former self

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singh60

Native bbm needs to come to the PlayBook! iOS and Android will get it, why not the PlayBook? Paid full price for this thing on release day :(

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shlammed

Because 10 people still have a PlayBook

qwerty4ever

Since I own 5 BlackBerry PlayBooks and bought 2 BlackBerry PlayBooks for family members your claim means there are at most only 3 other BlackBerry PlayBook users.

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crackbb10

Didn't they sell 100.000 PlayBook's during last quarter?

From the Z...

scottcalvintech

Officially over 2.1 million Playbook owners world since its launch with the 62% of them purchasing the playbook during the last 4 quarters of 2012. That should give you an idea of the size of the market, it may not be massive but it is more than the size of some world countries which is not to be laughed at. It is a big enough market to be successful in as a niche tablet. In my house we have 4 (2 x 64GB, 1 x 16Gb and 1 x 32GB) we also have Z10's x 2 Q10 x 1 and numerous old bolds and torch phones.

Richard Johnson28

Where are they buying them from? All the places the playbook app has listed say that they don't have any.

TTQ225

It's 11. You forgot to include me.

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trynacu2

You missed me too. That's 12.

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travisp11

I'm number 13 and the PB I bought my grandma is #14!

Mohamed El_Prince

+ 1 here too !! i can't go anywhere without my buddies the playbook and the z10 !! keeeeeeeep going blackberry

NinjaChopstick

15 and 16 here, me and the wife.

bombastic

Me too, me too. I don't care about BB10 on my PB. Would have been great, but that's not why I bought it.

masterful

Damn. Loving it

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ShadowRaine

Gotta agree with beantownwindsorite, sad that they can bring BBM cross platform but not to their own tablet. Anyway, an update is an update, so no complaints I suppose

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treaker

Installed and running, not sure what the updates are.

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seemsixty7

Updating right now! Sweet...

kasedillz

Nice! Will update mine tonight

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leafs123

In before "Is this BB10?" lol

Mike_Luchia

Just downloading now but because I already had the leak installed, it's only 32 MB.

BoldWorld

Nice to see
Need to charge up and update

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XBSTANLEY

Wow! Super good news!

Z10/9220/PlayBook

jonassabatini

yeah saw it a few min ago... word

martinjdub

Best day ever!

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rikard27

Would really love the bridge functionality with the Z10 that we had with BB OS7!

Z10 / PlayBook / IPad Mini / Lenovo IdeaPad

Jason Savard Lapierre

got to download blackberry bridge on your z10 and voila

Nugzie

You must have never owned a legacy device with your PlayBook. Bridge is not the same on BB10 as it was on BBOS.

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TimJW

Just when I thought I was out... They pulled me back in!

etnt7

Waiting for a new 10.2 leak. For a moment a thought this was for the BlackBerry 10. :p

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EchoesFX

Good to see them pushing out this update. Now we just need a few more things tweaked this year... Like full bridge with BB10. :)

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Gearheadaddy

Downloading now! Things are looking up for the Playbook. Mine is a 64GB PB. Update size for me is 397MB.

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Kevstra

Dammit. I just loaded the leak version which, since non-regional, didn't come with video chat, podcasts, etc. I also had to battle the issue where wiping it post-install removed all apps but the browser. Four days after that they release the easy to install official version!

Well, despite my complaining it's great to see support for the PB! I still use mine every day.

RotaxPower

Still using Bridge and indeed it work fine. No issues with Bridge.

mrskycar

An actual update. Very well, I shall go download it.

Paunngaq

This was a pleasant surprise, I went and downloaded it right away.

Icarus3000

Please bring back bridge functionality with BB10!

What on earth were they thinking when they took that away? I bet most of the people who ran out to buy playbooks are the same people who ran out to buy BB10 devices when they first came out. BB has a diminishing user base and the majority of their decisions lately seem to be focused on angering their biggest fans.

TBone4eva

I agree, we really don't have bridge, just tethering. I took a customer service course in college and one of the main points was that it is easier to keep a customer than it is to get a new one and it is even harder to get a customer back that you have lost.

ukmight

Wondering why a July 26 build is first leaked and then released so late.

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Tomas Carrillo

Would be it possible to sideload BBM( android) on PlayBook?

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scalemaster34

Of course.

The question will be IF it will work or not.

I would "think" that if BlackBerry had an Android version of BBM working, that creating a port for PlayBook owners would be pretty simple matter - because it so easy to port an Android app right.

Killington

From yesterday's podcast one of the panel members tried to convert the APK file and side load it on both the Playbook and z10 without success. :(

Tomas Carrillo

Maybe the official BBM could work, or updating the Android Player in the PlayBook. I'll wait to see what happens.

staraf

Great news. Updating now

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ny1979

Nice unexpected tuesday surprise.

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tw820

Nice,and Twitter is back!!!!

JamesPtheNerd

You mean the twitter launcher?

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ARWestenberger

Right? What a crappy thing that was. Might as well have just left it off. Same with the YouTube "app" on BB10. No need for Web links, thank you.

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extisis

it's almost like a trick... the funny thing is those sites are bookmarked already in the browser... yet they feel the need to trick you into thinking that the twitter icon is a native app. the android twitter app works pretty well on the playbook though.

boss_hog

Alright!!! Now berry add BBM before it is released on Android or ios

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themyk

No joke! 2.1.0.1753, 397MB. What a pleasant surprise!

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birdman_38

Inching ever closer to PlayBook OS 3.0

scalemaster34

Glad I waited and didn't install a destructive leak.

JamesPtheNerd

Heh. Charging the PlayBook now.

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FR33MAN

Awesome !

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iqnetcomdotca

Downloading now. Thanks for the heads up.

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BBPandy

:) been wondering if this would be released after the leak

Kobe Barksdale

Oh goodness, gonna have to update mine today

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VR6

Noticeably snappier, I love it!! Who said PB is dead?

XPEH

Pretty much everybody including Thor.

qwerty4ever

I still use my BlackBerry PlayBooks and the BlackBerry PlayBook dedicated to professional use allows me to write research articles and develop software remotely via BBSSH Pro or the web browser accessing cloud services.

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darkehawke

Nothing is forgiven until they at least update Facebook on the PlayBook...

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GreenCopperz

Yes, WTF is with that, seriously the fb app is pathetic and half baked!?!

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preciousmetal

I deleted my Facebook account over a year ago and have no regrets. So much data available to so many people!

Gees97

Smart man

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mcstravi

Release Notes:
Software update v2.1.0.1753
Sept. 10, 2013

Includes the following updates for all models of the BlackBerry PlayBook (Wi-Fi only and 4G/4G LTE™)
Adobe® Flash® Player security updates to ensure customers remain protected from these issues
Resolves issues where some users were unable to either purchase or upgrade apps within the BlackBerry® World™ storefront

Updates for the 4G/4G LTE PlayBook are subject to carrier availability.

crackedZ10

Yay!!! My PlayBook is not forgotten.

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TREV_AC

Yes happy and can't wait to get home tonight.

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DementedDevil

Wahoo! Installing now!

Powered by Z10 on 10.2.0.1443 via DTAC 3G

texn884

I love my 3 playbooks

BigRob673

BBM will come to Palm before the PlayBook. :(

It's hip to be Squircle

Napatak

iOS7 update? Whoops, wrong site :p

qwerty4ever

ROFLMAO

Get off my lawn!

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rjkolo

This is awesome! I hope this isn't the last one but something tells me it is...2.5 years and my PlayBook is still going strong! I use if everyday!

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Superfly_FR

No BB10 doesn't eq. no more updates ... just sayin' ;)

DaedalusIcarusHelios

If you had 1753 from the leak, this does add the missing apps. Yay!

Notcho

I'll blow the dust off it and see what up

Sent from The Legendary Zed10

biggest BlackBerry fan

I'm so confused.... BlackBerry let's go all out with the new products and updates then in November we will break up the company and sell it piece by piece? WTH....

scottcalvintech

No-one has officially said the company is for sale or to be broken up, the media have said this. What has been said is that the company have a small group of senior executives looking at the best way forward for the business and these are to include an option to sell parts of the IP or to find an overall buyer potentially or private investment group owners. It does not say they will do this - the biggest trouble with media nowadays is they can become over enthusiastic and drive a company in the direction they want. The reality is what Blackberry is doing is good business sense finally, taking a look at the business now, where they would like to be what assets they have, can they compete in certain sectors what is the company strength and finding direction.

If I was running Blackberry as ceo (and I am ceo of 6 companies so I know what I am talking about) I would look to concentrate on the BB10 Operating System, BBM technology, and keep the Playbook going but look at enhancing this with a new playbook within 18 months running a BB10 system and finally launch a smaller tablet like phone similiar to the mini Galaxy etc... I would not rave about it, I would develop it by talking to existing customers and understanding frustrations and what they love and dislike and then develop the products. I see this is all happening to an extent currently but not in full. It would be a huge error again for blackberry to move away from the tablet for good but they have not said they will, they have kept this open if you read official statements and not media coverage. Don't give up on the company promote it. I forever joke about others who pull out an iphone brick etc... as I stand there typing fast with the Q10 - business is a full circle.

nick canada

Good I still use and love my PlayBook's especially in the car with the kids

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extisis

Hands you a dayquil

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tfitzpat03

If it makes it faster I'll take it. But everything else would be a plus. Can't wait to get home and blow the dust off it and see what it can do.

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electraz10

Yes it does, no more small squares! even CB's site loads faster and runs smoothly!

MrJohnyBoy

Can't wait to get home and update....hope there is some speed improvements. regardless it's nice to finally see an update as I still use my PlayBook daily

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alwaysonline#CB

Updating now

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bobshine

There is still hope!

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MultiPlatt

Will get it as soon as I get home. Was going to bring it today too.

saxxman

It added 22mgs to my leak install. Don't know what, but it's still improved...

Darren Clark1

Will dust off my PlayBook, charge it and update when I get home :D

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dfield

What the hell...let's do this.

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lou2969

Just finished installing.. wohoo..
Snappier smoother
I do use my PlayBook every single day
I did upgrade as soon the little red Spark showed up lol
Gonna take for a ride now and see how it runs
Lol

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russworman

Looks like I will be firing up the playbook tonight! :)

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cool_beans

As long as the browser got updated I'm happy

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dbsCabral

Good good news indeed for my PlayBook it's been awhile since I power it up

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Pulkit Kamal

Thinking of those who sold theirs.

Proudly Z10ing. 24F40D3B

GreenCopperz

Hmm would android bbm be able to be side loaded on this? Heheh

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silverbullet

Great! Time to load this up

Trying so hard to keep my z10 playbook combo as my road warrior system.

Hate to buy an Air book.

Black is best Z10!

Grzesiek Godlewski

What about sideloaded apps? It remain on my PB or... ?

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Shobhit pathak

they remain. no issues after my update!

sgt_snacks-64

Da fuq?

Gonna have to charge her up and get this I guess. Be like the old days :)

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revtech

Yup, Rewarding the Faithful and the Hopeful . . Love it!!!

Afourtrackmind

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eff me, this makes me very happy!

Zedtenislessoffensive.

EchuOkan1

I went in first thing in the morning. Downloaded it right away just in case this was a mistake on BlackBerry's part and gets pulled off. =0)

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Graham Ireland

Hey guys I'm in Spain with a Playbook 3G it tells me no update

Tried with and without sim card, any help greatly appreciated

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SparkyBC

Wait for the official release. Not ready in your country yet. Could install the leak but missing video chat etc

ShawonBold9900

I would be leaping for joy, but this isn't an update to OS 10
But I will power it on when I get home and get the update....(just cause, it's BlackBerry)

macspapa

Backed! Updated! 397mb. All seems good.
Browser seem to scroll much better.

Video chat work fine. Update my wife's PB and called her from my Z10 and all is good.
PB on wifi and Z10 on cellular.

I have been working for the last 5 days and was going to install the leak today.
Wake up and an OFFICIAL UPDATE Glad to see this update, hope for more.
Use my Playbook daily so this saved me some time.

Thanks to the Leaks Team and to BlackBerry.

dphjeff

Thanks BlackBerry you rock. Keep up the good work.

ots1960

Thank you BlackBerry!!!!

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amosfamos

Finally got update, let try update and see what's difference :)

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omekaac

My PlayBook seems dead. Refused to charge. I suspect battery issue. Or what do you think? Will someone help please!

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TabletsRUs

Have you tried hooking it up to your computer via its USB cable? I think theres an issue with Playbook if you let the battery get down to 0% it wont charge. I remember vaguely hearing a fix for it. Try to Google ''How to recharge Playbook with 0% battery'' and see what happens. As I said I remember hearing vaguely here in the forums of a fix. If you can just get a 5% charge into it, then do a hard reboot (hold down all buttons at once) it will come back to life. If you get this fixed never let your Playbook drain below 15%. Let us know how it works out for you my fellow Playbook owner.

SecurityPro2704

Get your self a docking station which is a much better way to charge your PlayBook. Most USB ports do not have enough power output to charge the battery pack from 0 voltage. But the charging dock is much more powerful and can wake a completely discharged device after about 15 minutes. It is wise not to allow the unit to get to zero charge all the time but every other month will help get rid of any kind of battery memory.

As for the improvements after the update on the PlayBook, I noticed an huge difference in how much faster the native email client software was in getting images and in deleting messages. At the time I was using the feature I was connected to a public wi-fi with just 1 bar of connection. I will definitely continue to use my PlayBook for a long time. It has been a great business tool and I use it every day to give presentations and while travelling to get emails from both home and office.

BlackBerry please don't give up on the PlayBook, continue to build applications and improve the quality of the OS.

ruylobo

I had this problem. The position of the cable was wrong. Try placing the logo blackberry up.

audirocs

Updating right now! So stoked!!!!! Lol

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Cafeina

Woot! I'm updating as soon as I finish reading a few more CrackBerry articles on my PlayBook! :D

curea

Awesome thank you BlackBerry!

I hope the Android player gets updated next.

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lyssaa

Bien mais et a quand la version OS10.2 officiel sur z10 et Q10???????!!

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beantownwindsorite

Comme d'habitude avec bb, seulement "bientôt" qui veut dire en retard et incomplete.

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Xandrex_BSCF

Que veux-tu dire par "incomplète"?

ken_mason

Even if its a mild update, I'm happy to see support for a product they are retiring.

beantownwindsorite

Why are folks excited about this? Where are the added benefits? They can't bring bb10 to it, fine, (although I think it had more to do with not wanting to canibolize sales of their upcoming phablet), give us something real. A usable browser, usable bridge, BBM, something. As usual with BlackBerry, I'm willing to meet them more than half way, something that most consumers will not do.

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TabletsRUs

Don't be so pessimistic and greedy buddy. People are excited because Blackberry is showing support on a tablet most thought was obsolete. I'm happy and thankful and hope this leads to the Playbook coming back. THANKS BLACKBERRY.

BB Adict

I agree with him. The general tone here is as if BlackBerry is doing us a favour. We shelled out hard earned money to buy their product that they must have known would not be fully compatible with BlackBerry 10. BlackBerry is obligated to its shrinking customer base to do whatever in its power to retain our loyalty.

We are the ones doing BlackBerry the favour, and keeping them afloat by buying their products.

Addict for 10 years, but it may be time to get off this drug.

TabletsRUs

Well to each his own and Blackberry is doing us a favor. Lest you forget this is an upgrade for a retired Playbook and that's unheard of. I'm very pleased with the upgrade. Streaming video is way faster and generally my Playbook is running much zippier. Thanks Blackberry.

dierre

Nah this is more of a farewell update

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dierre

I don't think they will issue anymore updates on the PlayBook, I hope so but it's just not likely

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Xandrex_BSCF

They will continue issuing security updates just like they do on old phones like the Curve 8900.

AUgirl_inTX

Awesome! Will update tonight! Now if they would just udpate the Android Player....a girl can dream! :-)

njrPTA9273

I hope that AU stands for Auburn ;-) hope they eventually return the bridge function and improve FB / YOUTUBE functions.

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AUgirl_inTX

It sure does....WAR EAGLE!!

hmorello

Good, playbook still alive then !

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donyyc

We bought 2 PlayBooks the first day that they were available. I picked up a Z10 (which I love!) on Day 1 as well. Heck, my license plate is BBRY10, and yes I take a lot of teasing because of it.

With all the disappointing BlackBerry news of late, I'm really discouraged. I can't believe it, but I really don't give a cap about the latest PB update! Not being able to Bridge with previous functionality (9990) has meant that I hardly use my PlayBook any longer.

Sorry to say this, but Windows 8 + Nokia is starting to look better every day.

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microfoneman

I named my cat blackberry... beat that.

Posted in landscape mode lying on my bed, cause portrait mode is too thin to hold upside down with two hands

Technology83

So what's really new on this update????

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Jerry Moua

Awesome!! I was really down when the news came that they were abandoning the PlayBook.

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TabletsRUs

Woah Heins took his head out of his a$$ and brought our Playbooks back from abolishment . Going to try it when I get home. Will let you all know how it works out. Thanks Blackberry :-)

Dave Bourque

I think they saw how many people downloaded the leaks and decided... " fuck it just officially release it..."

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markmall

I think the leaks are for beta testing. They see us complain about no twitter shortcut, etc., and they fix it. For me, this update is like having a new tablet. I was going to replace my two PBs with a Nexus. Not now.

Dave Bourque

Lol I had the leak installed and this patch brought me back all the apps that were missing.

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dgzmn

It's the most beautiful thing I've seen in my life!!

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nt300

Can't wait to get home and update my BeLoved PlayBook, good job BBRY, keep them coming and we will keep buying.....

euter69

Hahahaha let me find it, blow the dust off, charge it and see what we got here! Stupid playbook!

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euter69

They best thing to come from the playbook was their fast chargers! LoL!

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kennyb36

Already had the leak, so this was a short update and the video call is back and all the stuff that was missing, seems to be running alright!!
Yay

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surgeon1919

This version certainly solves some of the lag we experienced.

BB10 does really need better bridge capabilities.

Thanks BlackBerry and CB!

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preciousmetal

I loaded the leaked OS with several other .bar files I found and I still have 14MB to go OTA! The only files I did not reload were facebook and the video store.

svpoddar

I just sold my PlayBook and got a Nexus 7 instead

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TabletsRUs

That's sad. I got a Samsung Galaxy Tab2 back in April for all the Android stuff and my wife got herself an iPad mini, but I still use my Playbook daily and will never stop. Its an awesome tablet.

blackcaneaddict

I love my Playbook too. Minus the random browser crashes it been a pretty good tablet. Since I didn't want to deal with the Android player I bought the Nexus 7 last year. Both devices have been great but to bad the Nexus suffered a screen crack a few months back. Sooner or later ill find a good deal on another N7. Gotta have my favorite apps again.

TabletsRUs

Well I hear the Google Nexus 7, 2nd gen is an awesome tablet and only $225. If you want a really FANTASTIC browser for your Playbook, go to the Blackberry store and download Oragami Browser. Its really fast, fluid and intuitive. It does take a bit of a learning curve as its all swipe and gesture based, but after that its all smooth browsing.

markmall

It's a great browser. Fast and I can play videos on it like the stock browser. I couldn't on Dolphin for some reason.

TabletsRUs

+1 and I had a horrible time with Dolphin too. Since I Found Origami everything else is kind of secondary.

Weaser

Still no update for the Backlight time out and Standby time out. When are they going to allow us the option to keep the device on all the time!

qwerty4ever

NEVER. < evil laugh >

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Weaser

Well i hope they do it's so annoying to have the device's screen shutting off all the time

menshawy

Maybe we should expect an update coming in few days to our BlackBerry phones!?

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KidCaboose

I love life!

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jb325

Glad they are still thinking about playbook

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mscloutier

Yes! Thank you BlackBerry, I love my PlayBook and use it everyday now please update the facebook app.

andreirad

Side load Facebook. Android app works much better then what we have on the PlayBook.

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AUgirl_inTX

+1 Agree the Android app is much better, just sideload it.

mscloutier

Thanks, I've never side loaded a app, maybe now is a good time to give it a try.

Cafeina

The browser and onscreen keyboard are very noticeably improved! :-)

bbtino

Browser is perceptibly faster and.... wait for it ... or rather don't wait for it
.. the keyboard lag seems to have gone!!!!!

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bigais121

Currently installing....

My BlackBerry History: 6510, 7520, 7100i, Storm 9500, Storm 2, Torch 9850, PlayBook 64gb, Z10...

paulbb1

Just updated my wifi playbook.when checking my contacts i see all my phone numbers have moved from my htc android phone to playbook.Is this from the update?my phone is android and i dont have bbm or bridge ?

Xandrex_BSCF

Maybe it is simply the sync from your email contacts if you have connected your email account both on your Android phone and on your PlayBook. Over-The-Air is great with that respect.

andreirad

Updated and really happy with the new OS. Smooth and snappy also didn't loose my side loaded apps. Great :)

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toy4mud

It's funny how excited people get just because there is an update. My Web works app is still broken because of the stupid hexadecimal keyboard with no decimal.

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mmk1954

Just did the update, the blackberry bridge icons and the folder are now totally gone, BUT, when I look at the set up screen it says it is there. So how do I get the icons back?????

Before the update I had an empty bridge folder :-(

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