It is unusual for the BlackBerry Beta Zone to beat out OS leaks but OS 188.8.131.524 has just been released by RIM in the Beta Zone. T-Mobile USA just put out an In Market beta of OS 184.108.40.2064 for both the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and BlackBerry Torch 9810. I always thought that RIM should be doing this way more often and essentially replace leaked OSs with official betas.
According to the post in the Beta Zone BlackBerry 7.1 features include:
- Mobile Hot Spots
- WiFi Calling
- BlackBerry Tag (NFC Peer to Peer)*
- Universal Search Web Engine
*Only on 9900 Devices. Currently Disabled by TMO. Keep you posted on availability. You must have backdoor version PCB-39532-006 which contains the NFC antenna to use Tag and other NFC features. The PCB version is printed on the back of the BlackBerry door
Check out the beta available in the Beta Zone. Thanks Tashanna and Derek for the tip!