New Emergency Alert Messaging System in BlackBerry OS 7.1?

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I am not quite sure what to make of this latest rumor coming from N4BB. They scored some screenshots of a new Emergency Alert Messages system showing up on BlackBerry OS 7.1. It could be that RIM is just rebranding the old broadcast messaging system that nobody has ever really used for years. Or it could be some new system in place to send out alerts.

There are different alert message types including Presidential Alert, Extreme threat, Severe threat, Amber alert, and Monthly alert tests. You can disable all of them except for Presidential Alerts whatever that means.

Anybody have some conspiracy theory to explain this one? Maybe RIM is taking over the Amber alert system?

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3 total comments on this postSubmit your comment!
  1. It is part of a new law in the US for wireless carriers.

  2. This looks interesting. It would be cool if the alert would scroll across your home screen.

  3. Wonder if you would get fined for releasing a hybrid that either removed or broke the phones ability to receive the alert. Kind of like removing the catalytic converter

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