Research in Motion is rolling out a software update for BlackBerry users in the UK. No, it’s not BlackBerry 10 — no current handsets will get that as a software update. But BlackBerry 7.1 does include a number of nifty new features, and it’s available today for half a dozen existing phones including the latest BlackBerry Torch, Bold, and Curve devices.
BlackBerry 7.1 includes a number of improvements, including:
- You can finally now use your phone as a mobile WiFi hotspot and share your 3G internet connection with up to 5 devices.
- Mobile Media Server lets you stream games or videos to a TV screen.
- Battery Saving Mode reduces power consumption when your battery is low.
- BlackBerry Tag lets you share documents, photos, and other content with BBM contacts by tapping your phones with NFC chips.
- BlackBerry 7.1 also adds FM Radio support to existing handsets.
If you’re in the UK you should be able to upgrade from BlackBerry 7.0 to 7.1 by installing an over-the-air update or using BlackBerry Desktop software.
via Geeky Gadgets