New BlackBerry 7 OS
The new BlackBerry 7 OS brings the “liquid graphics” ability, which we’re sure to hear more about at the BlackBerry World trade show later today. According to RIM’s press release, it offers “60 frames per second performance with instant UI action/response,” which doesn’t necessarily mean anything. We’ll have to see how it performs in demos today.
Rather than being an entirely new OS, BlackBerry 7 is an upgrade to the existing BlackBerry 6 OS. It’s “designed to power the new BlackBerry Bold platform”—implying it may not work on earlier phones—and it adds better graphics capabilities, a faster browser, and BlackBerry Balance, which lets users segregate personal from business content on their smartphones.