New Blackberry Update Details

Let’s face it – the BlackBerry line isn’t as cool as the iPhone and other multimedia phones. So it’s good to know that Research in Motion (RIM) is working to improve the software in the competitive mobile phone market. PC Magazine has posted an article regarding the newest BlackBerry software update which wireless providers should be releasing shortly. The biggest new features are the ability to display HTML email, edit Microsoft Office documents and to stream media from places such as YouTube.

This version was originally known as 4.3.1 but will officially be called 4.5.

Here’s the scoop by model number:

Note that an H designates a feature available on the handheld, and and S for the server.

If you have a BlackBerry Pearl 8100 or BlackBerry 8800, you’ll get:

• Spell check (H)
• BlackBerry Maps with Points of Interest (H)
• Improved media player with playlist support and automatic playlist generation (H)
• Voice note recording (H)
• Streaming support for YouTube and Sling Player (H)
• Bluetooth stereo music (H)
• Microsoft Office document editing with DocumentsToGo (H)
• Native format attachment downloading (S)
• HTML e-mails (S)
• Over-the-air device upgrades (S)
• Free/busy calendar lookup (S)
• Searching the server for old e-mail messages (S)

Full story and other models to be updated here: http://www.neowin.net/news/main/08/02/03/new-blackberry-update-details

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