BlackBerry 7.1 OS out now, brings Wi-Fi hotspot and calls

09 January, 2012 | Comments (43) | Post your comment

RIM has just released an update for its lineup of BlackBerry 7 OS-running smartphones. Version 7.1 brings a few new features and updates a few of the native Blackberry apps.

The new features are:

  • Mobile Hotspot - up to five devices supported at once
  • Wi-Fi calls - does not use minutes of your plan
  • BlackBerry NFC Tag - easy accessory paring, BBM invitations, exchanging info and multimedia
  • Autosuggestions within the Universal Search
  • FM radio support and app

The updated apps are BlackBerry Messenger 6.1, BlackBerry Traffic, BlackBerry Maps and BlackBerry Travel.

If you want to learn more about the 7.1 update just follow this link.




BlackBerry 7.1 OS out now, brings Wi-Fi hotspot and calls - reader comments


Pls I uses a bold 3, how do I upgrade it to 7 OS to be able to use Hotspot

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  • 2013-03-12 08:12
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  • Anonymous

Hi. I am using my wifi hotspot to use the internet on my laptop, (I have a 9360 curve) can anyone tell me if I am using my bb data allowance when I do this? Many thanks Paul

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  • 2012-08-25 08:31
  • 3sE3
  • hakam

seems that the update is not working well with Blackberry 9900. it is causing troubles with mobile signal in WIFI areas.

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  • 2012-06-14 10:44
  • mTWv