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Discover things and stay in touch with BlackBerry 7.1 OS

Enjoy new sharing experiences with BlackBerry® Tag and connect in real time with BBM™ and new BBM connected apps. Update your BlackBerry® 7 OS to 7.1 today.

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.1

Pull up documents on your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet while tethering it to your fully functional BlackBerry smartphone and still have three other devices connected to Mobile Hotspot at once.

BlackBerry 7.1 Mobile Hotspot

New Features in BlackBerry 7.1

Make sharing exciting

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 an app from BlackBerry® World™ storefront
  • Share working files, videos, pictures, music and voice notes
  • Permanently pair your BlackBerry smartphone with your NFC-enabled Bluetooth® device
BlackBerry 7.1 BlackBerry Tag

New Features in BlackBerry 7.1

Get things done

While you’ve got Wi-Fi connectivity by connecting to Mobile Hotspot1, make calls over Wi-Fi instead of using your plan’s minutes.3

BlackBerry 7.1 Wi-fi Calling

New Features in BlackBerry 7.1

Enjoy information and entertainment at your fingertips

With FM tuner support, tune in to your favourite FM stations on the spot, from virtually anywhere.4 Local news and music are now at your fingertips.

BlackBerry 7.1 FM Radio

New Features in BlackBerry 7.1

It does the thinking for you

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 what you’re looking for and provide you with options.

BlackBerry 7.1 Auto Suggest
Icon Mobile Hot Spot

Mobile Hotspot

Icon BlackBerry Tag Gray

BlackBerry Tag

Icon Wifi

Wi-Fi calling

Icon FM Radio

FM Radio

Icon Auto Suggest

Auto suggest

Snipe Updated Apps

Updates for apps you love

Twitter

Twitter® is now a BBM connected app, which means BBM is built right in. Quickly and easily post your latest tweet as your BBM status by selecting the Share with BBM icon. The best part? You can do this right from the Twitter app.

BlackBerry Travel

The updated BlackBerry® Travel™ app makes it easier than ever to share your travel activities.5 BlackBerry Travel is a BBM connected app, so you can instantly update BBM contacts on your travel status with just a few clicks—you won't even have to leave the app.6

BlackBerry Messenger

With BlackBerry Tag integration, invite a friend to BBM or accept an invitation by aligning the back of your NFC enabled BlackBerry smartphone with the back of their smartphone.1 BBM is also built into many of your favorite apps—like Facebook, Twitter and BlackBerry Travel.

Facebook

Share even more without ever leaving your Facebook® app. It's now a BBM connected app and that means BBM is built right in. Post a status update or location check-in on Facebook, then easily make it your BBM status by selecting the Share with BBM icon.

BlackBerry World

BlackBerry World is a BBM connected app, so your most recent app download can be automatically shared to your contacts via your BBM profile—without ever having to leave BlackBerry World.

Liquid Graphics technology

Smoother, fluid graphics

Liquid Graphics™ is the graphics processing technology that makes the BlackBerry experience faster and more responsive. Through the combination of hardware and software engineering, it delivers instant response times, smoother rendering and fluid animations.7

Visually stunning

When combined with the high-resolution screen on the BlackBerry smartphone, you get a stunning graphical display—whether you're opening apps, zooming in on pictures or browsing the web.

Fast BlackBerry Browser

  • HTML5 video support
  • Industry-leading JavaScript® performance
  • Seamless panning and zooming
  • Better web-based video and gaming
  • Page load times 40% faster than BlackBerry® 6

Breakthrough technologies

Near Field Communication (NFC)

With Near Field Communication (NFC)2 built right in, you can get information and link up with other NFC-enabled devices or authentic BlackBerry accessories—all with a single tap.

And with BlackBerry Tag, available with BlackBerry 7.1, you can invite a friend to BBM and share an app from BlackBerry World, videos, pictures and music by aligning the backs of any two NFC enabled BlackBerry smartphones.

Augmented Reality

Interact and socialize with your world with Augmented Reality8:

  • Check to see which BBM friends are nearby
  • Read reviews on restaurants you just passed
  • Get the story behind an interesting landmark

HD video recording

Leave your digital camera behind and capture every moment
with full HD 720p video recording capabilities.9

Voice-activated
Universal Search

With speech-to-text translation, search for files, emails, contacts, music and more—all without typing a thing. Comb through everything on your BlackBerry smartphone and even search the web.

Auto suggest via Universal Search

Find what you need, and sometimes things you didn’t even know you wanted, with the auto suggest feature in Universal Search. It filters local search results and suggested Bing™ web search terms with each key stroke.

 

Pre-installed apps and services

With pre-installed apps and services10, you get the powerful features you need to get you from the coffee shop to that important meeting, then back home for dinner.

BLACKBERRY PROTECT

Log in to the BlackBerry® Protect™ website to lock, locate or wipe your smartphone from wherever you are.11

SOCIAL FEEDS

Stay up-to-date with your social networks and receive the latest news and information from your favourite blogs and websites.

BLACKBERRY BALANCE

With BlackBerry® Balance™ technology, your work and private lives never mix—so you can do it all on one device.

BBM

With BBM features built right into many of your favourite apps, you can share or chat with your BBM friends while you’re in the app.

DOCUMENTS TO GO®

Create and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint docs, and view PDF docs anywhere, anytime with this free, mobile document suite.

Unlock your potential

Your BlackBerry® ID is your master key to BlackBerry products, sites, services and applications. One login. One password. One less thing to worry about.

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  1. 1

    Dependent on carrier and device capabilities.

  2. 2

    NFC technology is only available on the BlackBerry Bold 9900, BlackBerry Bold 9790, BlackBerry Curve 9380 and BlackBerry Curve 9350/9360 smartphones.

  3. 3

    Check with your service provider for availability, cost and restrictions. Subject to change.

  4. 4

    FM Radio only available using BlackBerry® Curve™ 9360, BlackBerry Curve 9320 and BlackBerry Curve 9380.

  5. 5

    The BlackBerry Travel application requires activation with a data plan with internet service. Certain features of the BlackBerry Travel application may not be available for all geographic locations or from all service providers. Check with your service provider for availability, cost and restrictions.

  6. 6

    Separate update required via BlackBerry World.

  7. 7

    Liquid Graphics technology is not available on BlackBerry Bold 9790, BlackBerry Curve 9380, BlackBerry Curve 9350/9360 and BlackBerry Curve 9320 smartphones.

  8. 8

    Augmented Reality is not available on BlackBerry Curve 9350/9360 and BlackBerry Curve 9320 smartphones.

  9. 9

    HD video recording is not available on BlackBerry Bold 9790, BlackBerry Curve 9380, BlackBerry Curve 9350/9360 and BlackBerry Curve 9320 smartphones.

  10. 10

    Not all apps and services are pre-installed on all BlackBerry smartphones. Please check with your service provider for availability.

  11. 11

    The BlackBerry Protect application is available at no charge to the user. Check with your service provider to determine costs that may be associated with downloading and using the software.