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BlackBerry PlayBook tablet receives an update

Canadian email mobile phone maker Research In Motion has released an update to their PlayBook tablet device, which brings with it a new version of Adobe Flash Player amongst other additions.

RIM has published a posting (opens in new tab) to their website, which announces the new platform's arrival for their PlayBook device, although this isn't the much anticipated 2.0 version of the OS - only v1.0.8.4985.

This update includes a security fix for Adobe Flash Player, which addresses issues that can potentially affect any operating system that supports Adobe Flash. Whilst there are no known reports of any BlackBerry PlayBook tablets being affected, RIM encourage PlayBook users to update to the newest version of Adobe Flash anyway.

The updated version of Adobe Flash Player is version 11.1 and Adobe AIR is 3.1, whilst there are also daylight savings time updates for time zones in the regions of Latin America, Australia and Central America.

Inside the new OS is an update to Bluetooth and WIFI software to improve connectivity, where some issues have also been fixed around account payments in the BlackBerry App World storefront.

The upcoming version 2.0 of the PlayBook OS has been caught on video here (opens in new tab), which reportedly brings in the Android Player that enables the tablet to run Android applications.

Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.