BlackBerry OS 7.1 released

Alexandra Petruș

By Alexandra Petruș

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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
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.

About the author

Alexandra Petruș served as Reincubate's VP of Product for a number of years and remains a friend of the company. She's recognised as a Google Developer Expert for Product Strategy, and is a co-founder of Bucharest AI.

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Comments (3)

How are you? I have a Blackberry Bold 9780, running on OS 6.0. I was wondering if Blackberry Software OS 7.1 is compatible with my device.

It's not. Sorry!

Short and simple post but all the information required is there..I am presently using Blackberry Bold 9900 with OS 7.1 and i love all the new features. Previously i had Blackberry Curve 8900 and a samsung phone which i specially bought for FM..It wasnt expensive but a load to carry and one more connection..Now i just have one sleek phone..Thanks for the pos

I have OS version 10.2.1.3247 And software version 10.2.1.2977.....can this be right? I own a Q10 and since my latest upgrade, my device constantly restarts itself. When trying to turn the device on, it shows the bold blackberry, then restarts itself over again....

1.) is there a solution for this? 2.) is it possible to downgrade to a previous more stable version?

We reckon there's something wrong there. Try upgrading the firmware again?

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