RIM gives three reasons why you should upgrade to BlackBerry 7 OS
The first reason to upgrade to a BB 7 OS phone is the browser, according to RIM. The WebKit based browser is the best found on any other BlackBerry OS and you can check it out for yourself by viewing the video below. Watch as the browser in the new BlackBerry Curve 9350 (running BB 7 OS) takes on the browser on an older version of the Curve.
The second reason for upgrading to a BlackBerry 7 OS powered phone is the "Fast Fluid Graphics" found on the operating system. This brings new icons that are more visually attractive and have smoother transitions. The hardware is more powerful and the higher resolution screens allow for a better user experience, according to the Canadian based manufacturer. Photos appear brighter, games run smoother and the scrolling gives users more satisfaction.
Check out the video of the BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 against the phone that it should have been, BlackBerry 7 OS powered BlackBerry Torch 9850.
The last reason for BlackBerry users to upgrade to BlackBerry 7 OS according to RIM, is the Touchscreen. No, not all handsets running BlackBerry 7 OS employ a touchscreen but some of them do. Take a gander at this video comparing the BlackBerry Bold 9700 with RIM's current flagship model, the BlackBerry Bold 9900.
Now, we know that a lot of you are thinking that with BlackBerry 10 OS about to launch by the end of the year, why burn an upgrade on BlackBerry 7 OS? All we can think of is that old saying about a bird in the hand.
1. beefsupreme (Posts: 32; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
I actually do still use a storm 9530, I can't even get bb5 on it.
2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5856; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
One reason not to upgrade to a BB7 device is stability. A friend who has been 'issued' a 9930 by their employer has experienced numerous occurrences of spontaneous rebooting. They are on the phone, and voila - the handset reboots as if the battery had been pulled. They are on v. 7.1 of the OS at the moment, and they are experiencing fewer of the reboting events, but they still occur.
16. slaggyb (Posts: 191; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
About the rebooting issues maybe your friend got a faulty unit....i use the 9900 running software version 7.1 and never experienced such right from day one....
3. Alistaire (Posts: 132; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
why bother? What's the point, when BB10 should be out in less then 5mths.... hopefully.
4. jibraihimi (Posts: 695; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
RIM plzzz give three reasons, why OS7 devices will not be upgraded to Blackberry OS 10 ?
5. bigdawg23 (Posts: 382; Member since: 25 May 2011)
Reason two not to upgrade BB OS Blows. My wife has a Torch and it has many issues. Constant Battery pulls. No chance in Hell she will go to any BB device. She is not considering an iPhone or Android. She is tired of watch my phone dance circles around it in speed and other features.
9. axllebeer (Posts: 265; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)
Ok, then feature phone or WP7? Not much left in the mix.
17. slaggyb (Posts: 191; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
It's quite strange... why is she always pulling her battery?if her bb happens to freeze the easy and most reliable way to restart the phone is hold alt key and cap letter key and tap the del button and the phone simply restarts and let her consider upgrading to the new torch with 1.2ghz processor running os 7....
6. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)
The 9900 has been out for several months now, and it's still freaking expensive. For a phone no one wants, they are more expensive than an iPhone 4.
7. bovcrx (Posts: 67; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
I will agree that RIM put this out too late, but BB7 is good. Good thing I already have a 9900 and an upgrade at the end of the year. Yeah buddy
8. axllebeer (Posts: 265; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)
I've used a lot of phones out there and other than the camera on the iPhone 4s being all that and a bag of chips, (and it really is), nothing works for me the way I want if other than a BlackBerry. I currently have the BlackBerry Bold 9930 on Sprint and I absolutely love it.
12. DerryAhmad (Posts: 245; Member since: 05 May 2012)
I think the owners of Full Touch screen berries should wait till BB10 comes out later this year. While 9850/9860 is great, the BB10 is going to be a different (greater) experience. Not to mention better hardware.
For those with keyboard berries.. Yep.. The upgrade to OS 7.0 is going to be great for those three reasons mentioned. Unfortunately not for the battery life, which is quite the shame. I love my 9900. But I wish the battery could last longer. Thank God a spare battery comes in handy.
13. axllebeer (Posts: 265; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)
True. Something that some handsets do not offer. I've always thought the ability of a spare battery is a plus that many don't consider until they are hit with a dead phone.
14. bovcrx (Posts: 67; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
7.1 offers a battery saver option. I must not be a heavy user because mine lasts me all day. Only when I bridge to my PlayBook will I see my juice go down like the gas needle of a V8.
15. DerryAhmad (Posts: 245; Member since: 05 May 2012)
My 9900 (on OS 7.1 with battery save mode) last only 7-8 hours on 3G network and 12-15 hours on 2G on medium usage. Yep.. I blame my country crappy network for unstable connection but my previous 9700 could last all day (min 18 hours) with a single charge. Battery life in 9900 is quite horrible IMHO.
On the other hand, the keyboard experience on 9900 is unbeatable by any other devices IMO (including the good ol 9000). And for someone that often use BBM and twitter.. it's a big plus.
18. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1299; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
BRING OUT BB10, RIM!!!! I want to see what you have been cooking!!
19. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
Why buy bb7 device when bb10 is just around the corner ?