RIM Announces Updates to Blackberry 7.1 OS at CES 2012

Research in Motion has demoed the BlackBerry 7.1 OS and updates to some of its proprietary apps at the on-going International Consumer Electronics Show.

The company announced the software update for BlackBerry 7.1 OS will start rolling out to customers today and will reach everyone within the next few weeks, according to a press release from the company.

RIM also demoed updated versions of its BlackBerry Messenger, BlackBerryTraffic and BlackBerry Travel apps and informed that the updated apps had been made available on the BlackBerry App World for people to download.

"BlackBerry 7 delivered a next-generation platform for our customers around the world and the range of software updates announced today build upon the strengths of that platform to further enhance the mobile experience and make life easier, from managing daily tasks to planning big adventures," said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO at Research In Motion.

The company announced that BlackBerry 7.1 will come with BlackBerry Tag platform, which will allow NFC enabled BlackBerry users to share contact information, documents, URLs, photos and other media. Users will also be able to send BBM requests to their friends who also have a NFC enabled BlackBerry.