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    RIM Co-CEO Jim Balsillie Confirms OS 6.1 to be called BlackBerry OS 7



    Yesterday we posted a rumor that BlackBerry OS 6.1 would become known as BlackBerry OS 7. That rumor now becomes fact as RIM co-CEO, Jim Balsillie has confirmed that OS 6.1 will be now known as OS 7 during a Q&A Investors Call. His reasons are that 'OS 7' includes liquid graphics, magnetometer, and more, which gives the OS enough differences from OS 6. Therefore, labeling the new OS only .1 away is far too minuscule. They concluded that BlackBerry World attendees will not be let down on the coming announcements and clarification.

    The negative about this report is that many users are speculating on whether their newly bought devices that run the current OS 6 will be getting the update to OS 7. Any thoughts to this? Let us know in the comments below.



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    Will the Torch 9800 be getting OS 7 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayman View Post
    Will the Torch 9800 be getting OS 7 ?
    We hope this will be clarified at the upcoming BlackBerry World event, where they are said to announce the OS 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Jerde View Post
    We hope this will be clarified at the upcoming BlackBerry World event, where they are said to announce the OS 7.
    Something is gnawing at me...I can't see designing an OS with the abilities that 7 is touted to have, AND be able to work in our 6.0s. I think. as Joe eluded to in this postthat if we get anything, it'll be an OS7lite or a modified 6.1 upgrade.:irked: Oh well, we'll see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostryder12 View Post
    Something is gnawing at me...I can't see designing an OS with the abilities that 7 is touted to have, AND be able to work in our 6.0s. I think. as Joe eluded to in this postthat if we get anything, it'll be an OS7lite or a modified 6.1 upgrade.:irked: Oh well, we'll see.
    Right, could just be UI improvement with the new OS 7 icons that were leaked recently. I think a lot of run of the mill users would be content with a UI update, but your more avid user will be disappointed if that is all it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Jerde View Post
    Right, could just be UI improvement with the new OS 7 icons that were leaked recently. I think a lot of run of the mill users would be content with a UI update, but your more avid user will be disappointed if that is all it is.
    Yup, and I'm becoming a total BB junkie...:Eyecrazy:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostryder12 View Post
    Yup, and I'm becoming a total BB junkie...:Eyecrazy:
    And I'm almost thinking that the new OS will require touchscreen capability.

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    It will be interesting as to what RIM will release to us 6ers.

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