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RIM Announce BlackBerry 7 OS, Changes Include Improved Browsing

Remember all of those BlackBerry OS 6.1 features we spoke about previously? Well, it turns out that RIM thought that it outgrew its name and have instead called it BlackBerry 7.

A press release which was posted on Engadget tells us all about BlackBerry 7, apparently you should expect a faster and easier user experience, voice-activated searches, improved web browsing, more pre-installed apps and the ability to manage personal and corporate content separately.

We are most excited about the web browsing improvements as this is something which hasn’t been great previously. The BlackBerry Browser in BlackBerry 7 features a new JavaScript compiler, support for more HTML5 elements and general performance gains, also as the new Bold 9900 and 9930 feature touchscreens the browser will be tweaked to suit this.

BlackBerry Balance is the software which keeps personal content and corporate content separate, this is great as it will allow people to use their BlackBerry for games and apps etc whilst allowing companies to securely manage the business side of things. We can also confirm that all BlackBerrys will come with the full versions of Docs To Go installed with all the premium features enabled out-of-the-box, this will allow people to work with Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents and also view PDF files.

We will hopefully get to see some hands on videos showing BlackBerry 7 OS in action, when we do we will be sure to post them on What do you want to see different in OS 7?

Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.



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