A new update for the BlackBerry Playbook (v188.8.131.5204) is available for download today. This release contains a cleaner Facebook application that enables you make minor improvements and in- app purchases.
The free update is accessible through the PlayBook settings menu at this moment, also available at the BlackBerry AppWorld store. In an article by Robert S. Anthony at PCWorld, he is reporting about the new update, and notes that there is no native email or Android emulator yet.
This native Facebook application is ideal for photo and video uploading. The PlayBook supports 480p, 720p HD and 1080p HD video recording, which is a feature the Apple iPad 2, is unable to do. The revised app has improved the way you search Friends, Pages or Everyone, and there is also an option for deleting messages.
Facebook Pages have had a makeover with new bottom-screen Pages tab on the friends screen for simple and fast viewing of certain pages. You now have an option to drop new photos into albums you’ve already created and the ability to add comments to items in your news feed without leaving the news feed view. A dialog window with room for your comment will appear.
More information is available from your home screen, the exclamation point and a number in the top left corner and shows how many app updates are available, no need to enter BlackBerry AppWorld. App developers will be pleased that they can now sell added games within their game. The new function of battery icon lets the PlayBook charge when it is off.
This new update for the BlackBerry Playbook looks to be a step forward in competition with other devices and their applications. For more details, visit PCWorld.com.