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BlackBerry PlayBook OTA update rolling out

If you happen to be an owner of Research In Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook you just might like to keep an eye on your tablet as RIM has announced that a software update for the BlackBerry PlayBook is rolling out over the air that will bring the QNX slate up to version 1.0.8.4985.

According to an article over on Ubergizmo by way of the BlackBerry Blog, the OTA update for the BlackBerry PlayBook will deliver an updated version of Adobe Flash Player version 11.1 along with Adobe Air 3.1.

Other stuff included in the v1.0.8.4985 update includes updated WiFi and Bluetooth for improved connectivity, improved syncing when restoring apps with BlackBerry Desktop Software, daylight savings time updates for time zones in Central America, Australia, and Latin America, and fixes for an issue some BlackBerry PlayBook users were experiencing with account payments in BlackBerry App World.

BlackBerry PlayBook owners should start seeing notification of the new software update in the status ribbon of the slate or you can of course check manually for the update by hitting up menu and looking under “Software Updates.”

If you purchase a new BlackBerry PlayBook after the 24th of this month the tablet will already come with v1.0.8.4985 pre-installed. So if you have received or still waiting to receive the update to your PlayBook feel free to let us know how it all goes and if you experience any issues by dropping us a line to our comments area below.

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3 thoughts on “BlackBerry PlayBook OTA update rolling out”

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    Ghgammon says:

    Did the upgrade and it went off without a hitch. I didn’t notice any performance improvements but I hadn’t had any issues in any of the upgrade areas anyway. I don’t have a Blackberry phone so the next big step to 2.x will be the real test. The Playbook without the core apps is pretty lame but at half price it is a good gamble. Don’t fail us now RIM!

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      a7cebu says:

      Good thing you got it on sale and these minor bug fixes do not change my intentions of disposing it for good. 

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    Yellowfever says:

    It is actually quite useful. The only part I do not like about it is how it dims and brightens automatically.. I tried changing the settings, but that still occurs.

    This is a pretty good price for a seven inch tablet considering that most tablets are above $300. the multitasking is very powerful, but BETTER APPS ARE NEEDED.

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