Mobile subscribers in Singapore who are currently on BlackBerry Bold 9900 devices, you can now upgrade to OS 7.1. The new OS brings bug fixes along with battery saving mode and the new BlackBerry Tag feature which lets you take advantage of NFC. Continue reading for press release.
Singapore – The latest version of BlackBerry smartphone’s OS, BlackBerry 7.1, is now available for BlackBerry Bold 9900 customers in Singapore. Starting today, current BlackBerry Bold 9900 customers can upgrade the OS of their smartphones to BlackBerry 7.1 for free via sg.blackberry.com/update, or the BlackBerry Desktop Manager software.
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 and other multimedia content, and they can also pair their BlackBerry smartphone with an NFC enabled Bluetooth device.
With BlackBerry 7.1, 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.
In addition, a new Battery Saving Mode feature has been added which allows customers to extend the battery life of their BlackBerry Bold 9900 when it is most needed. The new feature provides customers the option to have their smartphone settings automatically adjusted when the battery power reaches a level pre-defined by the users. Some of the settings the Battery Saving Mode will automatically adjust include the brightness level, backlight timeout, and also the mobile hotspot auto shutdown timer.
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 sg.blackberry.com/update, or using the BlackBerry Desktop Manager software.
7.1 Available here