PlayBook OS 2.0

Research In Motion just announced that BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 is now available. It’s not as big of an update as the shift to BlackBerry 2.0 was, but it’s still noteworthy. The update offers enhanced security features, the ability to text via SMS using BlackBerry Bridge version 2.1, support for Messages, Contacts and Calendar apps in portrait mode and the ability to easily send documents from a PC to a BlackBerry PlayBook using a new “print” option.

RIM said the update also includes features that will make it easier for IT departments to deploy the tablet to employees using BlackBerry Mobile Fusion. The enhancements include over-the-air enrollment, ActiveSync certificate-based authentication support and more.

Finally, the in-app payment option now supports Android applications. The update is free and is available under the “Software Updates” section in settings, but is only available for the Wi-Fi BlackBerry PlayBook.