Thursday, 17 May 2012 17:56

BlackBerry OS 7.1 ready to go

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RIM's latest operating system update is now available to Australian users - including those in government jobs where security is an issue.

BlackBerry 7.1 OS is available from Vodafone and Optus for owners of the BlackBerry Bold 9900, Torch 9860 and 9810, and Curve 9360.

New features include support for Near Field Communication between BlackBerry handsets, using the phone as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, universal search, and an application to drive the FM radio built into the Curve 9360.

In related news, RIM announced that the Defence Signals Directorate has approved the use of BlackBerry 7.0 and 7.1 for government use up to and including the Protected classification.

"With the DSD approval of BlackBerry 7, Research In Motion continues to lead the industry when it comes to meeting the security certification requirements of governments around the world,” said Scott Deacon, manager, security certifications, Research In Motion.

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Stephen Withers

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Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.

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