Research In Motion let us know that the Citrix Receiver for the BlackBerry PlayBook is now available in beta in BlackBerry App World, offering IT managers enterprise virtualization from the PlayBook. With the Citrix Receiver, users can access virtual desktops on servers running Microsoft Windows, as well as an organization’s enterprise apps, enabling standalone app virtualization.

Features include:

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  • Multitasking – similar to the PlayBook’s multi-tab browsing experience, the Citrix Receiver allows for multitasking between virtualized apps and desktops, and between multiple desktops themselves – all on the tablet’s seven-inch screen
  • Single “Sign On” Access – one single sign on access point provides full access to virtual apps and desktops
  • IT Controlled Built-in Enterprise App Hosting – IT managers can give self-service access to enterprise apps, much like you select apps from BlackBerry App World
  • Security – the unique FIPS-certified BlackBerry PlayBook tablet security protocols protect your data when using the Citrix Receiver
  • Peripheral Integration in High Definition – by pairing a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, you’ll gain full access to your remote desktop and apps on the PlayBook’s brilliant HD screen

Download the Citrix Receiver in BlackBerry App World Test Center.