OS 7.1 update for the Sprint BlackBerry Bold 9930 and Torch 9850 packs mobile hotspot functionality

OS 7.1 update for the Sprint BlackBerry Bold 9930 and Torch 9850 packs mobile hotspot functionality
Call it a long time in the making, but Sprint BlackBerry Bold 9930 and Touch 9850 owners have something to be excited about with the latest software update that’s available for the two devices.

Almost a couple weeks ago, we got wind that a new OS build for the BlackBerry Torch 9810 was leaked, but most important, it provided users with the useful feature of mobile hotspot functionality. Well, seeing that Sprint’s BlackBerry Bold 9930 and Torch 9850 recently received software updates bringing them to OS version 7.1, they’re blessed the ubiquitous new feature! Needless to say, there are going to be plenty of owners extremely excited to finally see this one being available, since RIM’s devices never offered the feature before.

Naturally, owners began seeing the notification popping up on their devices, but if you’re still twiddling your thumbs away waiting for it to arrive, you can bypass it and simply download the update directly through RIM’s web site via the BlackBerry Desktop software. Now it’ll be interesting to see whether or not other carriers will follow suit and enable their new BlackBerries for mobile hotspot functionality – we'll cross our fingers!.

source: RIM via The Verge & Berry Review

Related phones

Bold 9930
  • Display 2.8" 640 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1230 mAh(5.90h 3G talk time)
Torch 9850
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1230 mAh(6.10h 3G talk time)



1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Meh. The mobile hotspot probably will be slower than Sprint's dedicated mobile hotspots (MiFi).


Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

is that a racing game in the picture? bout time bb, finally updated to 2010 sofware slowly but surely :)

3. GeekMovement unregistered

wish RIM was in a better state, the bold 9930 is such an awesome designed device )-:

4. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Unfortunately for RIM, their arrogance caused them to slow-walk the product and software development pipeline. They are paying for the arrogance big-time. It is anyone's guess whether they will be around in 24 months. Each quarter is going to see further drops in market share. At some point, they cease to be a relevant participant.

5. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

you make no sense.... rim being around in 24 months? where do you get this assumption. idiot stick to verizon droid sections

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