The BlackBerry Bold 9790 has received a leaked update to the most recent version of RIM’s mobile operating system, the BlackBerry 7.1 OS (Note: This is an unofficial release so proceed with caution).
The BlackBerry 7.1 OS update, which arrived in early January of this year, is already officially available to the Bold 9900/9930, the Torch 9810/9850/9860, and the Curve 9350/9360/9370.
The update brings Wi-Fi-enabled Internet calling, NFC-tagging, Mobile hotspot and FM radio support to supported BlackBerry smartphones among several enhancements and program upgrades that include BlackBerry apps such as Maps, Messenger, Traffic and Travel.
The BlackBerry Bold 9790 arrived early in the UK on January 17 courtesy of online retailer Clove, features a 2.45in (480 x 360 pixels) touchscreen, a trademark BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard, a 1GHz processor, 768MB of RAM, 8GB internal storage, a 5MP rear-facing camera, and runs on BlackBerry OS 7 (eligible for RIM’s BlackBerry 7.1 OS update).
Like every unofficial firmware, eager BB 9790 users who want to experience the new OS must read and follow all necessary precautions and guidelines before flashing.