Thorsten Heins usually talks about Blackberry 10, but in yesterday’s earnings call he wanted to clear something pretty major up for everybody.
” So just to be very clear, we will not just kind of stop BB7 from being supported. We have a significant R&D team working and continuing to work on BB7. And you just saw us innovating on BB7 as well when we announced the BBM voice capability. So we will maintain BB7. There is a strong success with BB7 devices in the Asia Pac markets. And as you can see on the devices that we’re launching with BB10, you can probably get an idea of in which price points they fit.
So no, we will support those on-boarding, entry-level smartphone markets. We will continue to support them with BlackBerry 7, and you might expect us to even build one of the other new products based on BlackBerry 7. Because for those messaging-oriented markets, it’s an exciting platform and its a really perfect platform.”
If you have a Blackberry 7, your device will still be supported by RIM. They haven’t forgotten about the 7s! And it will give you time to decide if you want to go with BB10.