BlackBerry has a new software update. BlackBerry maker Research in Motion has released the latest version of its smartphone operating system in SA.
BlackBerry 7.1 is available for the BlackBerry Bold 9900, Torch 9810, Curve 9360 and 9380 smartphones, and the Porsche Design P’9981. The new software boasts and plethora of feature that will take BlackBerry USA by storm…
The new software includes BlackBerry Tag, a way of sharing content with other BlackBerry customers using near-field communications (NFC) technology. By tapping two NFC-enabled BlackBerry smartphones together, users can share contact information, pictures, a URL from the browser or documents. It can also be used to invite a friend to BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) or to pair their BlackBerry smartphone with an NFC-enabled Bluetooth device.
Another amazing feature is the software also allows users to turn their phones into a mobile hotspot that can be shared by up to 5 Wi-Fi-enabled devices. Also included is a new battery-saving mode, which provides the option of having device settings automatically adjusted when the battery power reaches a user-defined level. Some of the settings the mode will automatically adjust include the brightness level, backlight timeout and the mobile hotspot auto shutdown timer.
For fans of the Curve 9360 and 9380 smartphones, users now also have access to an FM radio application. Research in Motion says customers can upgrade their smartphones to the new software for free over the air by visiting this website:
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Apple has touted over 200 new features for its latest iteration of its mobile OS – iOS 6. One of the main features include new maps at the expense of Google who Apple has dumped…
Apple’s new Maps application – available on iOS 6 when it launches in August – will feature Siri integration, turn-by-turn navigation and live, crowdsourced traffic data. A new Flyover feature features 3D models of cities with photographic textures – similar to Google’s own 3D maps.
Although it’s bad news for satnav manufacturers – well, except TomTom – it has yet to be confirmed whether iOS 6′s Maps app will feature downloadable maps. After all, smartphone maps are only as good as your data connection.
Until next time I leave you with the words of Mark Twain who said, “The world will not stop and think-it never does, it is not its way; it’s way is to generalize from a single sample.”