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RIM Releases BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 OS Update

BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 update

Research in Motion has finally pushed out the long-awaited BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 OS update for its debut tablet.

The software, which weighs in at 505MB, introduces a ton of new features, including “built-in communications capabilities (email, contacts, calendar), productivity tools and application enhancements, plus features that enable your BlackBerry smartphone and PlayBook tablet to work together,” according to its description.

Undoubtedly the most important of those features is the email client, which has been sorely missed since the PlayBook made its debut back in April 2011. It offers a unified inbox that brings all of your messages — including those from Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn — into one place, tabs, and a rich text editor.

Other application enhancements include updates to the Documents To Go app, a new Print To Go function, the ability to provision PlayBooks through BlackBerry Fusion, and enhanced web browsing capabilities.

The update is available to download now through the PlayBook’s Software Updates menu. Its release is accompanied by the launch of the BlackBerry video store in the U.S., and “thousands of new apps” in BlackBerry App World, some of which are Android apps that now run on the PlayBook.

Have you downloaded your BlackBerry PlayBook update yet?

[via The Verge]

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