Update: RIM has temporarily pulled the update after users reported issues with the BlackBerry Bridge app. A new update will be available later this week to address those issues.

Nearly a month after the the last software update for the Blackberry PlayBook tablet, RIM has bumped BlackBerry Tablet OS for the PlayBook to version 1.07. While those of you who took the plunge and picked up a PlayBook are liking hoping “this will be the one!” that finally brings Android app support to the platform, I’m sorry to disappoint. The Android VM has not come along for the ride this time.

BlackBerry Tablet OS 1.07 does add a few improvements to BlackBerry Bridge — the software that allows you to pair your BlackBerry phone with the tablet for enhanced functionality. That includes the ability to save email attachments to your phone’s internal memory or SD card, and .ZIP files are now supported.

The Pictures app has been tweaked, and finally has the ability to view images in portrait mode, and pinch to zoom has been added to the Videos app.

That’s about it as far as additional functionality goes — though RIM has added support for more than a dozen new languages, including Russian, Swedish, and Czech.


Lead blogger at Download Squad at the time of its shutdown by AOL, Lee has moved on to join Ziff-Davis sites Extreme Tech and Geek.com. He's been a contributor before at sister site Liliputing, where he...