RIM confirms BlackBerry 7 OS release for today on Twitter

By Posted 26 Jul 2011, 08:23

While visiting BlackBerry’s Facebook page we were surprised to see that they have something planned for today, we have some ideas and maybe something official as well. RIM has not given any other details, except it will be shiny, new, and social all over.” Now there’s already confirmation that it will be BlackBerry OS 7, but what else, maybe the Bold Touch 9900/9930 or the new Torch 2 – maybe even three if we are lucky.

This could be perfect timing for RIM, as Apple is about to launch iOS 5 in just over a months time, but we do fear that it could get lost once the iPhone 5 strolls into town? Do not get us wrong BlackBerry 7 OS looks set to be awesome, but RIM are struggling to shine through this tough period. Who knows, maybe the release of these two new handsets will be able to kick start things off once again – although that does not help the thousands of workers who are set to be laid off?

The Facebook page where we got this news from does not give away any clues, but good old Twitter does. While looking through some of the tweets we can see that a few have been trying to guess what is coming, and we can see that Research in Motion has confirmed that there are new handsets coming today, and they will be running BlackBerry 7.

There have been a number of guesses going on following what was put up on the BlackBerry Facebook page, and were shocked that RIM answered back on Twitter saying, “You got it! New #BlackBerry devices are coming w/ our new OS, BlackBerry 7!” Now we do not know about you, but this looks like confirmation to us?

OK, so you would have seen that there is no mention of the new Bold Touch or Torch 2, but we know that they are coming, so today would be the ideal time – talk about pulling a surprise on us. Normally we have a few days/weeks notice when such an event is taking place, but one day does not give us enough time to do some digging.

There seems to be a lot riding on the success of the Bold Touch, maybe too much just for one handset. You look at any phone maker and they all have a flagship model, such as Samsung with their Galaxy S II and Motorola with the upcoming Droid Bionic. So the Bold 9900/9930 will be RIM’s flagship, but does it have what it takes to turn things around? As for the Torch 2, the jury is still out on this one, because the first Torch was more of a candle flickering in the wind rather than a bright light trying to see the end of that dark tunnel.