We just told you that RIM updated the BlackBerry News app for devices to support OS 7. Now, RIM is also updating the PlayBook’s News app to v1.1. Several new features to the BlackBerry News app for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet are now available. BlackBerry News is a news aggregator that enables subscribing to RSS feeds provided by many different content providers to enable a single location to get your latest news. New functionality includes:

  • Portrait mode support for all screens
  • “Read” articles are marked as such
  • “New” content indicator on home screen
  • Ability to update channels through data tethering
  • Ability to switch channels in magazine view
  • In the article view, ability to go to previous/next article
  • View a feed immediately after subscribing to it
Download BlackBerry News app v1.1 for PlayBook in App World >> (Could take up to 24hrs to see the update)