A wide range of software improvements await BlackBerry 7 smartphone customers as Research In Motion is showcasing the new BlackBerry 7.1 OS as well as updates to the BBM (BlackBerry Messenger), BlackBerry Traffic and BlackBerry Travel apps at this year’s CES.
BlackBerry 7.1 will begin rolling out from carriers around the world beginning today and over the coming weeks, while the new releases of BBM, BlackBerry Traffic and BlackBerry Travel will be available on BlackBerry App World today.
“BlackBerry 7 delivered a next-generation platform for our customers around the world and the range of software updates announced today build upon the strengths of that platform to further enhance the mobile experience and make life easier, from managing daily tasks to planning big adventures,” said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO at Research In Motion.
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 smartphone against another NFC enabled BlackBerry smartphone, users can make sharing easier than ever.