5/3/2012 1:54:04 PM
BlackBerry owners to share content remotely through new OS
BlackBerry owners with NFC-enabled phones will be able to share content remotely between two devices after the manufacturer rolled out the latest version of its operating system.
BlackBerry 7.1 is available for free to download over-the-air (OTA) or via its desktop software. The OS includes BlackBerry Tag, which allows owners to share contacts, pictures, web addresses or documents between devices using NFC. Owners can turn their BlackBerry device into a mobile hotspot that can be shared by up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices, including laptops and tablets.
The platform also has a new battery saving feature that adjusts settings automatically when power reaches a predetermined level.
At its BlackBerry World conference earlier this week, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins revealed the latest BlackBerry OS, BB10, to developers. The platform will be rolled out during the fourth quarter of 2012.
Editor: Graeme Neill