BlackBerry 2011 Software Roadmap – Leaked! Shows OS 7, and BIS 4.1!


Back in January of this year, we told you about the RIM device roadmap.  It really looks to be an exciting year for RIM with the Dakota/Montana, Malibu, Apollo/Sedona, the Monaco, and the Torch 2.  These new devices will most likely launch with BlackBerry 6.1.

Most people want to know RIMs plans with bringing QNX to BlackBerry Smartphone devices.

According to the roadmap, we could be seeing integration of BlackBerry 7.0 begin towards November 2011.  It’s unclear if 7.0 is going to be an ‘update’ to 6.1, or if we’ll see it on newly released devices first, and then released to older devices later.

Coming in 2011, will be BIS 4.0, in March or April and 4.1 in late August or early September.

Facebook 2.0 beta 1 and 2, App World for the BlackBerry PlayBook (coming in March), and update to BlackBerry Protect, bringing it to v1.1 and 1.2.

Identity Service and Social Feed 2.0 coming in May and also BlackBerry News  1.1.

There will also be an EOL (end of life) placed in apps like Flickr, and Viigo in August.

There are a lot of RIM built apps coming later this year which will be exciting.  There still is not a lot of information about OS 7.0, but it’s good to see that RIM is working on it and has a “time-frame” for its release.

We’ve already seen what the new version of Facebook will look like, and I have to say I’m excited to use it.  It’s a much needed update from the current version used right now.

It would seem that RIM is working hard to get their native applications up to the levels of Android and Apple.  I’m excited to see where this goes.

That being said, I’m excited to see what RIM has in store for OS 7.  What are your thoughts on this leaked software roadmap?  Share them with us!

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