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BlackBerry OS 7.1 released

Alexandra Malureanu

by Alexandra Malureanu

BlackBerry OS 7.1 brings new features and capabilities to the following devices:

  • BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930
  • BlackBerry Bold 9790
  • BlackBerry Torch 9860
  • BlackBerry Torch 9810
  • BlackBerry Curve 9380
  • BlackBerry Curve 9350/9360

BlackBerry OS 7.1

New BlackBerry OS 7.1 features

  • Mobile HotSpot: Connect up to five Wi-Fi devices at once
  • Wi-Fi Calling: Make calls over a Wi-Fi network and keep your plan's minutes
  • BlackBerry Tag: invite a friend to BBM simply by tapping your NFC-enabled BlackBerry smartphone against theirs
  • Auto-suggest: Device searches also use Bing to provide additional search results
  • FM Radio: You can tune in to your favourite local FM stations on the spot

See more about updating BB OS on BlackBerry's site.

Remember to create a backup of your BlackBerry’s data before starting the OS 7.1 upgrade, and sync your phone with BlackBerry Desktop Manager first, so that if something goes wrong you'll have a backup. BlackBerry Backup Extractor is able to open, recover and extract data from a locally created backups in both of BlackBerry's formats: IPD and BBB.

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