What is inside the Playbook software update ver 1.0.7 ?

Once again, a new software update has been released for the Blackberry Playbook – version 1.0.7.2670

The software update is of course free and simply can be downloaded straight to your Playbook. click either the Notification or the Software Update option in the Settings sections.

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What does the ver 1.0.7 have ?

In this one there seems to be a focus on Email enhancements, some Multimedia enhancements, and Language support.

Email Enhancement:

  • Attachment Flexibility: When you install the new Blackberry Bridge app on the phone (Download it from App World: Blackberry Bridge ver 1.0.4.9), you are now able to save attachments for viewing and editing on either the SD card or the Blackberry’s internal Flash memory.
  • Zip Support: with the same Bridge app, you can now access the Zip files which you receive as an email attachment. You download the zip from to your SD card and then extract the contents for viewing or editing on the Playbook. Nice !

Multimedia Enhancements:

  • Portrait in Picture App: Crazy as it sounds previously you couldn’t view any pictures as landscape or portrait when you flipped your Playbook around. Now you can with this new version.
  • Zoom in video app: now you can also zoom in when in the Video App. Whilst the video continues to play you can use the pinch gesture to zoom into a specific section of the video.

Language support:

Good news if you are from any of the following 15 countries. Playbook now supports the following languages:

1. Basque
2. Catalan
3. Czech
4. Danish
5. Galician
6. Hungarian
7. Bahasa Indonesia
8. Norwegian
9. Polish
10. Portuguese Brazilian
11. Portuguese European
12. Swedish
13. Turkish
14. Romanian
15. Russian

There is also a new Airoplane Mode option now in the setting that turns off all wireless connection.

Aeroplane Mode

So once again, the Blackberry team are continuing to up the game, take into account user feedback and release better software on the already awesome hardware.

and once again, Blackberry people are not forced to buy a new device like the  Playbook2 or Playbook3 or Playbook-insert-more-money-to-apple-here

3 comments

  1. Your “before system updates” article is doing a disservice to yourself : loads of people will read it and conclude the playbook is a piece of sh*t, not buy it, and therefore contribute to developpers not developping applications for it.
    How about updating your title and the content of your review to reflect what is available today? I have one and I sure love it! It powerful and well tought out, although many improvements are still welcome!

    P.S. I am talking about this review : http://thetechieguy.com/2011/05/18/blackberry-playbook-what-a-let-down/ which is where Google took me first, before I clicked two consecutive “update” links to get here.

    1. Thank you for your comment.
      I don’t think I hold enough clout that loads of people don’t buy it or don’t develop app for the Playbook because of my personal take on it.
      When I was given one to play with, I wrote my review as things were happening. As it improved, I updated my blog with more posts which were marked in red and linked with a date stamp. so anyone following it, would be able to either read the old stuff or simply skip to the newer article. I am not a Tech journalist nor do I get paid. I call is as I see it from my personal point of view.

      I must say that I, like many others, were bitterly disappointed with the Playbook’s rushed feel to market. However, what I have always maintained is that the hardware is superb and with every software update it gets better and better.
      As soon as they will release a native Email client, which they promised would be done in June 2011, that will change the game.
      I am a firm RIM believer but very worried about the future…

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