RIM tweets that it will announce new BlackBerry 7 OS devices on Tuesday
RIM's new flagship model and the handset that is being counted on to get BlackBerry back in the game. Other possible handsets that could be introduced are the RIM BlackBerry Bold Bellagio 9790, a sequel to the Bold 9780, and the BlackBerry Torch 2 which is basically the same Torch model pumped up with much improved specs.
Some of you BlackBerry fans might find it hard to get to sleep tonight, knowing that some of those new 'Berry models that you have patiently been waiting for might become a big step closer to reality tomorrow.
1. biophone (Posts: 1900; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
I would like to see blackberry make a come back. A three hourse race will make for some serious advancments.
4. snowgator (Posts: 3452; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
See no reason why RIM can't stay competitive. They still have 20% or greater of the world wide smartphone market. New, quicker devices will keep them in that range.
I hope. Still have a small spot in my heart for the my first smartphone.
5. biophone (Posts: 1900; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
They have been fading its time for them to advance.
9. ptb127 (unregistered)
what do you mean a 3 horse race? It's already a 3 horse race with iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 7.
2. Sewerlid (unregistered)
i wonder if os7 will be available for older models
3. snowgator (Posts: 3452; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
No. RIM announced a while back no legacy device support for OS7. The processors in the current devices are not compatable.
Also, please buy with caution: The gossip on 2012 devices is that they will need dual-core to run the next OS, as it will be based off of the Playbook. So, this years devices may not get that software update. Just a "buyer beware" thing.
6. Jdog (unregistered)
I guess the so called BB Touch, (Storm 3) is just a myth?
7. vzwbb21 (Posts: 33; Member since: 05 Jun 2010)
can't wait! i know something cool is going to happen
8. knowledge (unregistered)
Jdog... have you not seen ANY of the recent posts of the blackberry monza?!?!?
10. snowgator (Posts: 3452; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Monza doesn't have the Sure Press touch screen, so is not a direct Storm 2 follow up. There were rumors about another Storm-style device, I have no idea if they are doing it or not.
11. wtf (unregistered)
Can't wait to switch back to 9790 Berry its keyboard and hopefully superb battery life.
Sick and tired of the touch screen phone and its keyboard, not to mention horrendous battery life.
12. Andy (unregistered)
RIM do us all a favor and close the doors. Your products are terrible and the new operating system will be a joke just like the rest of them. You are done!
13. fasdf (unregistered)
go isuck your iphone off fannyboy!!
16. rj123 (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Jul 2011)
There's more to life than Apple, believe it or not.
14. TJ Kirchner (unregistered)
I'd like to see RIM make a comeback too. I'm sure a lot of developers, advertisers, etc. etc. would like to see a 3 man race between Apple, Google, and ANYBODY ELSE. However, I have some serious doubts that this push is gonna be what puts back in the race.
Oh wait, maybe I should correct myself, according to their CO-ceos they never left the race :P
Good luck BlackBerry.
15. jackie ramon (unregistered)
I so excited they need to just hurry and release, Ive dealing with this touch for a year want my bb back ,I so hope the wait will be worth it
17. Tyler 2_233 (unregistered)
Awesome, we got absolutely NOTHING today! Way to go RIM. Thanks!
18. Whuddddup (unregistered)
lets go rim i need this informaciones...BBM!
19. RJ440 (unregistered)
Ok, what happened to the announcement Tuesday? Anyone, Bueller? Bueller?