Research In Motion (RIM) today announced BlackBerry News 1.0, a new app for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet that will allow users to consolidate all their subscription-based (RSS) content within one app.

New feeds can be added by browsing the content library or searching for specific keywords or URLs. The app comes pre-populated with feeds from various news channels, including coverage of: Arts & Entertainment, Business, Health & Lifestyle, News Headlines, Science & the Environment, Technology and Travel. 

The BlackBerry News Feed application for BlackBerry smartphones was introduced by RIM last year, and customers who use the BlackBerry news feed apps on both their BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and BlackBerry smartphone will have their subscriptions automatically brought over and synced up between their devices based on their BlackBerry ID.

The application is currently available in the U.S. and Canada and will be available in other countries later this year. Users can download the BlackBerry News app for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet for free here.