The OS for BlackBerry Playbook has been updated. Version 1.0.5 available

blackberry-logoThe v1.0.5 of BlackBerry Playbook tablet was launched today and brings a new Facebook application, more languages support and more new cool features.

What is new in version 1.0.5 of BlackBerry Playbook OS: 

  • a new Facebook application
  • In-App Payments Support – The BlackBerry App World storefront now enables BlackBerry PlayBook applications with in-app payment support. Whether it’s buying another level in a game, or a new edition of a magazine, in-app payment support means dynamic possibilities for BlackBerry PlayBook applications and better apps for users.
  • Additional BlackBerry Tablet OS Enhancements
  • playbookbatteryBlackBerry PlayBook Charging and Battery Pop-up:
  • The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet can now be charged even when fully powered down.
  • BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.5 now alerts you if you are using an incorrect charger with your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. For example, if you accidentally plug a BlackBerry smartphone charger into the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet you will now receive an alert on the screen to let you know that this charger will not charge your tablet.
  • After touching the battery indicator on the top right corner of the home screen, a pop-up will appear and you can now choose to restart the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, turn it off, or put it into standby mode. You can also adjust the screen brightness from this same pop-up.
  •  Additional Language Support – the OS 1.0.5 has support for French, Italian, Dutch, German, Spanish and UK English languages.
  • Video Chat Connectivity – We’ve added support for the TURN (Traversal Using Relay NAT) protocol, which enhances Video Chat connections between users when their call is crossing between a public network and an enterprise network behind a firewall.
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot Detection – Automatic Wi-Fi hotspot detection in the BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.5 makes it easier to connect to a Wi-Fi hotspot (at a coffee shop or airport, for example) during the set up process.
  •  Headset Audio Boost – This new option allows you to add an extra level of volume to help maintain an enjoyable audio experience with your headset in noisier areas, such as airplanes.

This update is already installed on all Playbook tablets that were shipped after June 7th, 2011. For all customers who has bought the tablet until this date, the v1.0.5 of BlackBerry OS for Playbook will be presented with a software update notification on the BlackBerry PlayBook status ribbon, or they can go to check for the software update at any time in the Settings Menu under Software Updates.

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