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BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0.1 Now Available



Back in February, RIM rolled out the major BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 update, an update that brought a number of welcomed improvements and features. Today, the company has followed that update up with another update, OS 2.0.1, an update that brings a number of fixes for the device’s software.

The update is currently available Over-the-Air (OTA) for PlayBook owners.

While it’s not as big as the OS 2.0 upgrade, it does bring some remedies that should please the million or so owners of RIM’s tablet device.

RIM has confirmed some of the features on its blog, a list that includes:

  • Browser enhancements to address performance with some websites
  • Improvements to support Android apps
  • Optimizations to Video Chat, PIM and BlackBerry Bridge applications

The company also says that the new software has a lot more that comes along with it, but it doesn’t specify that that more actually is.

This update follows the OS 2.0 update which brought native email, contacts, and Android app support amongst other things. And while the update certainly made the tablet better, it just about a year after RIM released the tablet to the market.

It also arrived shortly before Apple unveiled and launched the new third-generation iPad, which sold three million times in the first three days of availability.

As for the PlayBook, RIM revealed that the tablet was in the hands of over a million consumers which puts it on par with the likes of the Motorola Xoom.

The company has been rumored to be releasing a 4G LTE version of the tablet device but has not yet given that model an official release date.



  1. Lot7mckellar

    04/17/2012 at 5:47 pm

    Do not accept the update!!!! It has a bug that actually stops the keyboard popular word suggestion in the Bridge programs.  I confirmed with RIM support and have a pending ticket. Optimize BlackBerry Bridge my ass, it just made its internal keyboard the exact opposite. 

  2. Gerryland

    04/18/2012 at 5:14 pm

    I just updated and did not notice any difference.  Still very limited availability of apps; very disappointing.  RIM has never adequately supported their products.

  3. Smilz

    04/18/2012 at 6:31 pm

    I updated and now I do not have any way to power off the playbook. The icon I had has disappeared. Any ideas?

    • Sara Jacobs

      04/21/2012 at 9:50 pm

      2 ways —  Tap the green battery icon at the top right of your icon screen, then tape the red “Turn Off ” button at the right on the battery screen – OR – Press the tiny red On/Off switch on the top edge off the Blackberry.  Hold it down until  the Red Turn Off button shows up on the screen then press it.

  4. Bigbang_tilen

    04/22/2012 at 4:42 pm

    Nthnig special.ant uodate

  5. Peppuukko

    04/27/2012 at 3:34 pm

    RIM really has their head up their arses. What else they need to realize that they are so far behind heir competition?  we know they are incapable of awe us with new products, at least keep up with your competitors or you,please keep loosing us as clients!!                                           look at your market share lost in general USA!!! Hello!!! 

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