With the great new features in PlayBook 2.0 software, my favorite is the native email client. I think we can agree that we got more than expected with the new Messages application.

The new Messages application not only lets us compose and respond to our emails in both plain and rich text, we also have the option of checking and responding to messages from our social network sites' (Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn) in the unified inbox. Messages in your inbox can be sorted by accounts and are easily identifiable by the social network icon or standard envelope (email) icon. Compose multiple emails and easily switch between them by swiping down from the top. This feature makes copying a selection from one email and pasting into another quick and easy. With a few taps, you can attach pictures, documents and more from files stored on your PlayBook. Another great feature is the option to view your messages in a Single Message view or the popular Conversation (threaded) view. Watch the video above to see just how easy it is to read and compose messages on the BlackBerry PlayBook or read Gary's great step-by-step guide, including instructions on setting up the notification alert here.

From the new notification options to the integrated social networking sites, the new native Message application is a fantastic (and most welcome) addition to our PlayBooks. When you add the new BlackBerry Remote feature that allows you to use your BlackBerry device's physical (or onscreen) keyboard, creating and responding to your messages is a snap! You can click on any of the links within this post or the link below for a look at all the other things you can do with the new BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 software features and the new Messages application. Lots of other tips and tricks coming soon so keep it locked to CrackBerry for all the latest and greatest of the new PlayBook OS 2.0 software features.

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