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Monday, May 2, 2011

RIM Launches New Blackberry OS 7, Two New Phones And Announces Video Chat Coming For Playbook

















Seems like someone’s trying to overcompensate for all those bad PlayBook reviews, Research in Motion has gone announce crazy today. RIM announced two new phones, a new OS and said that they will be brining WiFi video chat to the PlayBook soon.


First Off BB OS 7:

RIM has integrated what they call Liquid Graphics into their new OS which according to their press release will help deliver “faster rendering and seamless panning and zooming.” Sounds Spiffy, although they didn’t say exactly how it achieves this faster rendering and whatnot. Another big addition to the new OS is a better browser that comes with a JIT (Just in Time) JavaScript compiler which is cool, I’ve heard some good things about JIT compilers and their performance, should make things load a little faster. Along with that JIT action the new browser will be coming with additional support for HTML 5 tags such as <video> (yay!!).

The new BB OS 7 also comes with voice activated search and a feature RIM is calling BlackBerry Balance, which separates personal content from corporate content. I guess that’s their attempt to make it easier for people to have one device for personal and business use, rather than having to carry around a separate phone for each. BlackBerry balance also works in conjunction with a little thing called BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0.3 to add better controls over blocking certain content from certain contacts.

Second The New Phones:

They are the BlackBerry 9900 and 9930 and are the Thinnest, most powerful BlackBerry smartphones to date.  The 9900 will be available on AT&T/T-Mobile’s HSPA network while the identical 9930 will be coming to Sprint/Verizon’s CDMA.HSPA+ network. Here's the stats:

  • Screen Size: 2.8
  • Interface: Touchscreen/Physical Keyboard
  • Resolution: 640x480
  • Processor: 1.2 GHz Qualcomm
  • Storage: 8GB
  • Camera: 5MP (capable of recording 720p video)
  • Wireless: Bluetooth, WiFi

The new phones will be running the new BB OS 7 and apparently thanks to it’s aforementioned new liquid graphics, will be able to run games and video at a full 60 FPS.

Third PlayBook Video Chat:

Pretty much the same as any other OS’ chat functionality. You’ll be able to chat with other PlayBook owners face to face over a WiFi connection, I’m assuming it will be a free app and is all set to be unleashed upon the droves of PlayBook owners May 3rd (tomorrow).

Research in Motion also announced they’ll be releasing an official Facebook for Blackberry PlayBook app sometime in the near future. But no announcement of a native SDK so developers can get cracking on those apps that seem to be all the craze nowadays.

Related Stuffs:

Video: BlackBerry PlayBook Demo

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