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BlackBerry PlayBook OS Updated To Version 1.0.5.2304 With Several New Features

June 8th, 2011

OS__1_0_5_2304 It has been quite some time since last update of the BlackBerry PlayBook, and almost all PlayBook owners have been waiting for a new OS. Luckily, RIM has announced that BlackBerry PlayBook OS v1.0.5.2304 now is available. This update brings several new features and performance enhancements to the BlackBerry PlayBook:

  • Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook – The first Facebook app optimized for tablets now comes preloaded and introduces new features including video uploading, message deletion, Facebook search enhancements and more
  • In-App Payments Support – Enables developers to create apps for the BlackBerry PlayBook using the BlackBerry Payment Service, which will allow users to purchase enhancements within apps such as another level in a game or a new edition of a magazine
  • Additional Language Support — Updates language support to include: French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch and UK English
  • BlackBerry PlayBook Charging Enhancements – By simply touching the battery indicator on the BlackBerry PlayBook home screen, users can easily adjust the screen brightness or choose to restart, turn off, or put the tablet into standby mode.  Other charging improvements include the ability to charge the PlayBook while it is turned off, as well as an on-screen alert to notify users if they accidentally have plugged in an incorrect charger into their BlackBerry PlayBook
  • Video Chat Connectivity – Adds support for the TURN (Traversal Using Relay NAT) protocol, which enhances Video Chat connections between users on home, public and enterprise Wi-Fi networks
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot Detection – Automatic Wi-Fi hotspot detection in the BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.5 makes it easier to connect to a Wi-Fi hotspot (at a coffee shop or an airport, for example)