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New BlackBerry 7 Features Ranging From Awesome To Helpful

August 15th, 2011

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The new BlackBerry 7 devices are out in the wild and being tested. Different people have different reviews. Here are some fun features of BlackBerry 7 in no particular order:

Manage Panels

One thing we liked about BlackBerry 6 was the introduction of panels, but there was a lot of redundancy.

Add to Existing Contacts

One of the more frustrating elements of adding contacts with your BlackBerry is there was no “add to existing contacts” field and you would have to either create a new contact or navigate to the contact and copy and paste. Now the feature is baked right in.

Custom Search Engines

It’s great to see that custom search engines are built into BlackBerry 7. One of the downsides is that it isn’t all that easy to add custom search engines and it would be nice if it were as easy as Firefox. We’ll have a tutorial coming on how to add a variety of search engines for those not sure how to enter the search fields properly.

Device Switch

The device switch options located in the Setup app, has some really helpful features for backing up and restoring your device. The app allows you to backup and restore using the SD Card which helps if you’re not big on using data.

HTML 5 Video Support

HTML 5 is fast becoming a great new standard for the web and many sites are specifically adopting HTML 5 video. Popular video sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion and others have either already implemented HTML 5 video or have a beta player available to the public. Great Suite of Preloaded Apps

BlackBerry 7 comes with a host of awesome apps that make the overall BlackBerry more enjoyable.

Browser Speed Improved by 40%

If you want to experience this features, when you pick up a BlackBerry 7 device, you can really feel the difference.