RIM Announces BlackBerry 7.1 OS

Eight months ago, just a couple of days shy, Research in Motion announced the BlackBerry OS 7, bringing an easier and faster user interface, universal voice searches, an enhanced browser, HTML5 Video support and more. Now the company has just announced the updated version of the platform, BlackBerry 7.1 OS.

Alongside the OS, other popular RIM apps have been also updated: BBM (which is now version 6.1 with BlackBerry Tag Support), BlackBerry Traffic, and BlackBerry Travel. The 7.1 iteration of the BlackBerry OS will roll-out from carriers starting today and over the coming weeks, bringing a number of great features.

Your BlackBerry 7.1 OS device will be able to act as a mobile hotspot for up to five Wi-Fi devices. Universal Search now has a “new auto-suggest feature that that intelligently filters Bing results”, and NFC support has been unleashed via BlackBerry Tag that allows you to share contacts, media and files, and invite friends to BBM.

BlackBerry 7.1 OS also brings WiFi calling (where available) and owners of the BlackBerry Curve 9360 and 9380 will be able to enjoy FM radio. BlackBerry Maps make it easier to discover special offers, coupons and discounts from nearby vendor.

If you want to know more details about the OS or the other popular BlackBerry applications which have been updated, make sure to hit up the source link below.

Source: BlackBerry

Via: BlackBerryOS

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