BlackBerry updates PlayBook Tablet, adds email client, Android apps

BlackBerry PlayBook

BlackBerry has released an update for its PlayBook Tablet, bringing new features including an email client and support for some Android apps.

The free OS 2.0 update is available now via a wireless download and adds plenty of new features, many of which should probably have been on the PlayBook from the start.

Alongside the email client and support for selected Android apps is a new calendar app and a contacts app.

There are improvements to video chat, the virtual keyboard and the BlackBerry Bridge features.

Head to the BlackBerry PlayBook website and click on 'latest software release details' for more information.

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Joe Cox
Content Director

Joe is the Content Director for What Hi-Fi? and Future’s Product Testing, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for almost 20 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).