RIM Updates BlackBerry Bold 9900 to OS 7.1; Brings NFC and Hotspot Functionality

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Published on May 03, 2012 with No Comments

Right before BlackBerry World Developers Conference, RIM releases BlackBerry OS 7.1 for the Bold 9900. The release brings Near Field Communication (NFC) functionality called BlackBerry Tap that allows the Bold 9900 to tap another NFC-enabled BlackBerry phone to transfer content such as contacts, media, and even invite to BB Messenger.

Another feature of OS 7.1 is the HotSpot functionality. The function allows the ability to tether with 5 different devices using WiFi on the Bold 9900.

Bold 9900 owners can go to ph.blackberry.com/update or go through the BlackBerry Desktop software to get the OS 7.1 update.

Press Release:

The latest version of BlackBerry smartphone’s OS, BlackBerry 7.1, is now available for BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900 customers in the Philippines. Discovering new things, staying in touch, and doing things that matter in real time is now easier than ever.

The BlackBerry 7.1 OS incorporates a new feature called BlackBerry® Tag that can change the way BlackBerry users share information and content. By simply tapping their NFC enabled BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone against another NFC enabled BlackBerry smartphone, users can make sharing easier than ever. They can instantly invite a friend to BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger), exchange contact information, documents, URLs, photos, apps and other multimedia content, and they can also pair their BlackBerry smartphone with an NFC enabled Bluetooth® device.

With BlackBerry 7.1 OS, customers can be productive from virtually anywhere. They can now turn their BlackBerry smartphone into a mobile hotspot that can be shared by up to 5 Wi-Fi® -enabled devices, including laptops and tablets.

The new BlackBerry 7.1 OS is now available for BlackBerry Bold 9900 customers to download. Customers can upgrade the OS of their smartphones by visiting ph.blackberry.com/update, or using the BlackBerry®  Desktop Manager software.