A roadmap detailing Research in Motion’s software plans for 2011 has leaked out, and BlackBerry OS 7, the next version of this company’s operating system makes an appearance.
BlackBerry OS 7 is set for core integration in late September or early October, with plenty of blank space in the months before then to suggest that during that time, RIM will be focused on developing the new operating system.
The leaked roadmap does not confirm whether or not we will actually see OS 7 on devices this year, however.
Moving Toward a Big Change
The introduction of BlackBerry OS 7 will take RIM one step closer to the launch of the QNX OS-based operating system it is developing for its smartphones, according to a statement from a RIM vice president last fall.
Since BlackBerry OS 7 will serve as a stepping stone, QNX is still a ways off and was subsequently nowhere to be found on the leaked roadmap for the upcoming months.
For BlackBerry OS 7 to see the light of day this year would be quite a fast follow-up, as OS 6 was unveiled last August, and RIM is still rolling out upgrades for some of its older BlackBerry models, like the BlackBerry Bold 9650 and the Curve 3G.