Tag Archives: OS 7
2:54 pm on Apr 20, 2012 |
The BlackBerry OS dam burst this morning and out came leaks for a “bunch” of BlackBerrys! The OS build that has leaked is OS 18.104.22.1682. There’s no word on what has changed in this build, so if you find something, let us know what device you’re and what changes you see. This leaked OS is now available for the following BlackBerry devices, just click on the name of your device to download the corresponding leak.
- BlackBerry Bold 9900
- BlackBerry Bold 9930
- BlackBerry Torch 9810
- BlackBerry Torch 9850
- BlackBerry Torch 9860
- BlackBerry Curve 9370
**WARNING: This is not an official release for BlackBerry and therefore has not been fully tested and may contain bugs. TheBerryFix.com cannot be held responsible for any issues that may arise ether during or after installation. You are installing the leak by choice. To help the BlackBerry community please don’t forget to post your findings in the comments.
12:13 pm on Mar 13, 2012 |
Research In Motion and security, two words that are nearly synonymous. RIM has been know for making the best security-enabled mobile communications devices for quite a few years and that hasn’t changed with the launch of BlackBerry 7. Adding to their already storied line of security certifications, RIM announced that BlackBerry Os 7 has just been security certified by TÜV Rheinland i-sec GmbH. This certification shows that RIM’s security on the BlackBerry is top-notch. We also see this level of security on the PlayBook tablet and can expect it when BlackBerry 10 launches later this year. Read on past the break for the full Press Release about this certification.
3:58 pm on Mar 6, 2012 |
**Update: Currently this offer is for BlackBerry Subscribers in the US only.**
RIM has been offering some Free PlayBook games to promote PlayBook OS 2.0, and now they are doing a similar promotion for owners of BlackBerry OS 7 devices. Anytime between now and May 31st, BlackBerry OS 7 users can download a ton of free apps and games “Compliments of BlackBerry.” Some of the offered apps include:
- Fixmo Tools
- Screen Muncher
- Color ID
- Pinball Deluxe
- And many, many more!!!
As long as you’re on BlackBerry OS 7, hit the link below to check out all of the games that RIM is offering “Compliments of BlackBerry.” Make sure you check it out and download the ones you want before May 31st. The games you’ll be looking for will clearly state “Compliments of BlackBerry” in the app title. Happy Downloading!
11:56 am on Mar 5, 2012 |
RIM has let us know about one of their latest posts on the BlackBerry Developer Website. This posting contains some interesting information on App World, the BlackBerry OS, and BlackBerry Development. First, as seen in the image above, the majority of BlackBerry users are on OS 5 or 6. 78% of all free apps and 57% of paid apps are downloaded by these users.
That’s the first challenge that RIM needs to attack. Getting people to upgrade to the latest OS and/or latest device is a big part of a company strategy. RIM seems to be doing well with this on the PlayBook, where 90% of device owners upgrade to the latest OS in the first month of release, but they are falling behind in all other areas. I realize that many companies use older BlackBerry devices and that fact makes up for a huge part of these statistics, but RIM and developers shouldn’t have to be focusing on OS 5 at all.
Hit the break for the read more about these statistics…
9:40 pm on Jan 8, 2012 |
If you’ve been waiting for an official OS 7.1 to leak for your Torch 9860/9810 or Bold 9900, then you’ll have to wait a little bit longer. But to tie you over an unofficial version of the OS has made its way onto the web. The latest version includes the BlackBerry Tag application, and mobile hotspot. If you’re daring enough to take the dive and load a leaked OS onto your berry they hit up the links below. Oh, and don’t forget to toss in a comment to let others know how this OS is treating you.
Source : N4BB.com
12:56 pm on Nov 18, 2011 |
It’s a well known fact that a lot of the new BlackBerry 7 devices have been equipped with the latest in NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, but you might be wandering how it will be implemented on your new BlackBerry. While we were in Waterloo (the birthplace of the BlackBerry) I had a chance to sit down and get a demo of the new NFC features that will be making their way into a BB7 OS update in the near future.
RIM is looking to equipped the new devices with the ability to send videos, photos, contacts and even add a BBM buddy through NFC tech, and the best part is that they’ve also enabled the use of Bluetooth as a bridge to make the whole process a lot quicker. Take a look at the video above and see it in action for your self.
3:26 pm on Nov 16, 2011 |
Just says ago RIM announced the all new BlackBerry Curve 9380. Now if you’ve been following the news about this device, it’s no normal curve. The new Curve touch features a full 3.23″ touch screen giving users another way to experience the BlackBerry 7 OS. One thing I did notice was that the Curve touch looked almost identical to the Curve 9360 on the back, but once you flip it over it’s a whole new experience. Hit up the link below to check out a few close up photos of the new all touch Curve.
8:25 pm on Nov 1, 2011 |
Last September RIM came to the table with the all-new BlackBerry Torch 9800, a device that was greeted with less than stellar reviews from the tech community and consumers alike. Just under a year later RIM launched what they hoped to be a powerhouse upgrade, a new phone, a new beginning. The big question is, did the Torch 9810 live up to its hype, did RIM deliver with the new BlackBerry 7 OS and hardware accelerated graphics? Follow me after the break and find out.
The new BlackBerry Bold 9900 packs a punch when it comes to multi media. The 1.2ghz processor powers the 640 x 480 screen and 720p video camera, giving you fluid graphics and media playback. The processor also powered the 720p video camera, letting you capture moments in high definition. Yesterday I was out at the lake and had the chance to test the camera out, while it did provide video at 720p I did notice a little bit of stuttering, which could be contributed to the image stabilization being turned off. Take a look at the video above and let me know what you think.
6:53 pm on Aug 12, 2011 |
Looks as though Rogers is feeling the heat and as lowered to price of the BlackBerry Bold 9900 to $199.99 on a 3yr term. Seems that they’ve done this to compete with Telus and Bell who’s prices are $149.99 and $169.99 respectively. So if this enough to persuade you to sign up with Rogers? Or is that $50 still pulling you to the competition?
Well, now that most of the announced BlackBerry 7 devices have launched it’s time we start talking about the next round of phones that should be making their way into our hands this year.
A device that we’ve heard about before but haven’t really seen much of is the all new Curve 9380, a Curve with a full touch screen. Theres not much we know about this device at this time but my guess would be that it’ll have better specs than any in market BlackBerry smartphone. Check out another photo after the break and keep it locked to TheBerryFix.com as we bring you the latest in BlackBerry news and reviews.
Flixster, the popular movie application for BlackBerry Smarpthones, has been updated today. The update brings Flixster to v1.8 and adds some new features and bug fixes. The additions in this update include:
- Improved trailer playback for OS 6 and OS 7 devices
- Bug fixes for localized support
- Updated app icon
It’s always great to see some of the classic and most popular apps for BlackBerry get new updates, especially when the updates specifically mention changes for the upcoming, BlackBerry 7 OS. If you’re a Flixster user you can grab the update from the App World link below, and if not, give Flixster a try today.
CrackBerry has gotten word from several sources that the OS we have been seeing and hearing referred to as BlackBerry OS 6.1 is now BlackBerry 7. We have previously heard that OS 6.1 would be the 2011 version of BlackBerry OS and that BlackBerry 7 would be the new, QNX based version of the OS. Reports are now suggesting that BlackBerry 7 will debut next week at BlackBerry World and that the QNX based OS will be labeled as BlackBerry OS 8.
There’s no word on why RIM is choosing to skip 6.1 and take the naming of this new OS build straight to 7. It could be that the changes are so great from BlackBerry 6 that they wanted to differentiate the new OS from the old. Also, being able to market the 2011 BlackBerry devices with BlackBerry OS 7 should give RIM some additional sales momentum. It’s only a matter of days till BlackBerry World 2011 gets started up and we get some official announcements on the upcoming BlackBerry devices and OS.