Research in Motion held the first conference in the Middle East in Kuwait inviting all bloggers for a sneak peek of what is coming soon from BlackBerry. The place was really well organized and the conference had some interesting data on how well BlackBerry is doing worldwide. A lot has been said but I’ll summarize to what I found worth noting.
BlackBerry OS 7.1 which has already started rolling out worldwide will be bringing some much anticipated features. My favourite being the Wi-Fi hotspot. Meaning after updating to BlackBerry OS 7.1 you will be able to make your phone act as a router and share your internet with other devices(upto 5 devices at once).
Another cool feature 7.1 will be bringing is adding FM Radio. But this will be limited to the BlackBerry Curve family, like the Curve 9360. I have heard that the update will also bring Wi-Fi calling but this was not mentioned in the conference so I’m looking forward to checking it out once I receive the update.
The BlackBerry Playbook was also mentioned. What I liked about the tablet was that it had the ability to use Android applications. It had an application called Android Player which was basically an emulator for Android. This means you will be able to use apps from the Android Market but not all of them, likely just a few of them.