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    Rumor: BlackBerry 6.1 will be known as BlackBerry 7





    Rumor is spreading fast from information that CB has received from "numerous sources" that RIM will be revealing, not OS 6.1, but rather OS 7 at the upcoming BlackBerry World conference. It seems that RIM has decided to re-brand the OS 6.1 update completely as BlackBerry 7 without adding any type of OS QNX to the design base. This sudden move may be a way to further separate the OS from the BlackBerry 6 name, and give the upcoming devices their own OS 7 flavor. However, rumor also has it that current phones running BB6 may not get any BB7 action right off the bat - which could make sense, given that new features like NFC are only present in upcoming devices. Keep in mind that all of this is as of now unconfirmed, but we hope to see that any changes won't affect the user in a difficult way.

    Will this affect you in how you see the upcoming OS?




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    let me just state, that i am going to be seriously disappointed (i am being nice here) if my torch will not support the new 6.1./7 update!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbugsb View Post
    let me just state, that i am going to be seriously disappointed (i am being nice here) if my torch will not support the new 6.1./7 update!!!
    If NFC capability is what makes the big difference, then I see RIM perhaps having to tweak OS 7 for those using OS 6 now.

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    It actually makes sense to rename it OS7 if the current phones won't be able to support it. Lord knows my OS6 can't handle anything else as it is practically out of memory with 9 apps I have installed in it lol. Definitely looking forward to upgrading soon.
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    So it means that my Curve 9300 can't run OS6.1 (OS7)?
    Too bad..

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    If this is true then i think it is damn foolishness...i currently have a torch and to get OS 6.1/7 i now have to go get another blackberry...maybe its time to stop being so patient with RIM...

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    I see the current OS 6 getting an OS 7 Lite udpate. Perhaps it will be like a OS 6/7 hybrid.

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