New Features in BlackBerry 7.1
Make productivity easier
Waiting in a coffee shop or airport but unable to find a Wi-Fi Hotspot? Turn on Mobile Hotspot on your BlackBerry smartphone, found under Manage Connections, and create a hotspot. Then share it by connecting up to five Wi-Fi devices at once.
With BlackBerry Tag, simply tap your Near Field Communication (NFC)2 enabled BlackBerry smartphone against another NFC-enabled BlackBerry smartphone to: invite a friend to BBM, exchange contact information, share files, videos, pictures and music, permanently pair your BlackBerry smartphone with your NFC-enabled Bluetooth® device.
While you’ve got Wi-Fi connectivity by connecting to Mobile Hotspot1, make calls over Wi-Fi instead of using your plan’s minutes.
With FM tuner support, tune in to your favorite local FM stations on the spot, from virtually anywhere.
With each key stroke you enter in your universal search, the auto suggest feature filters local search results and suggested Bing™ web search terms to interpret exactly what you’re looking for and provide you with options.
Updates for apps you love
Download the updated BlackBerry® Traffic app3 from BlackBerry App World™ and enjoy hands-free turn-by-turn voice guidance that gives you your route and estimated time of arrival (ETA) based on current traffic conditions—right from your BlackBerry smartphone.
Find special offers, coupons and discounts with the updated BlackBerry® Maps app.2 Just open up the app and watch as nearby deals and deals from points of interest pop up on screen. Act instantly by calling about the deal, finding a route there or saving the coupon or offer.
With the updated BBM app, you can personalize your experience even more with new emoticons, animated avatars and the ability to customize chat bubble colors. And, with BlackBerry Tag integration, you can invite a friend to BBM simply by tapping your NFC-enabled BlackBerry smartphone against theirs.
The updated BlackBerry® Travel™ app, virtually plans your trips for you. Download the updated app from BlackBerry App World to find a deal on hotels and car rental options, or arrange for limo service to and from the airport. Plus get notifications if your flight’s delayed or cancelled, and find a new one right away.