Once again, a new software update has been released for the Blackberry Playbook – version 188.8.131.5270
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.
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.
- Attachment Flexibility: When you install the new Blackberry Bridge app on the phone (Download it from App World: Blackberry Bridge ver 184.108.40.206), 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 !
- 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.
Good news if you are from any of the following 15 countries. Playbook now supports the following languages:
7. Bahasa Indonesia
10. Portuguese Brazilian
11. Portuguese European
There is also a new Airoplane Mode option now in the setting that turns off all wireless connection.
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