What's new in BlackBerry 7 OS

Article ID: KB28878

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 05-04-2012


Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry Bold 9930
  • BlackBerry Curve 9370
  • BlackBerry Curve 9360
  • BlackBerry Curve 9350
  • BlackBerry Torch 9860
  • BlackBerry Torch 9850
  • BlackBerry Torch 9810
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  • BlackBerry® 7

BlackBerry® 7 introduces several new features to the BlackBerry® smartphone. These features are grouped into the following categories, along with an overview:


Liquid Graphics technology

  • Smoother, fluid graphics

    Enjoy a faster and more responsive BlackBerry experience. Thanks to a powerful graphics processor and blazing-fast CPU, Liquid Graphics™ delivers instant response times, smoother rendering and fluid animations.

  • Visually Stunning

    Combining Liquid Graphics technology with the high-resolution screen on the BlackBerry smartphone, the result is a stunning graphical display.

Fast BlackBerry Browser

  • Explore the web. All of it.

    Experience seamless panning and zooming, better web-based video and gaming, and the most powerful BlackBerry® Browser to date. With page load times 40% faster than BlackBerry® 6, HTML5 video support and industry‑leading JavaScript® performance, browsing the web or checking out friends’ newly posted videos on Facebook® can be done with ease.

Breakthrough technologies

Connect with the surrounding world in new ways with features like Augmented Reality, Near Field Communication and HD video recording.

  • A whole new world

    Interact and socialize with the world in an exciting new way with Augmented Reality2. Check to see which BBM™ friends are nearby, read reviews on local restaurants or get the story behind an interesting landmark. The possibilities are endless.

  • Tap and go

    The BlackBerry® 7 experience extends even further with Near Field Communication (NFC)1. With NFC technology built right in, the BlackBerry smartphone can link up with other NFC-enabled devices or authentic BlackBerry accessories—all with a single tap.

  • Capture and share in HD

    Leave the digital camera behind and record HD videos3 and take crisp photos anywhere you go. With outstanding multimedia functions and full HD 720p video recording capabilities, every moment can be captured in full detail.

Voice-activated universal search

  • Powerful searches—hands free

    The most powerful on-device search has gone hands free. With speech-to-text translation, a search for files, emails, contacts, music and more can be initiated without typing a thing. Comb through everything on the BlackBerry smartphone and even search the web.

Pre-installed app and services

From productive to playful, discover a new world of pre-installed apps and services4. So, right out of the box, the powerful features needed to get from the coffee shop to that important meeting, then back home for dinner, are available right away.

  • BlackBerry Protect

    Log in to the BlackBerry® Protect website to lock, locate or wipe the smartphone from any location.5

  • BlackBerry Balance

    With BlackBerry® Balance™ technology, work and private lives never mix—so one device is all that's needed to do it all.

  • Music Storefront

    Powered by Amazon’s huge catalog of music, discover, instantly preview and buy songs or albums just about anywhere.

  • Documents To Go®

    Create and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint docs, and view PDF docs anywhere, anytime with this free mobile document suite.

  • Social Feeds

    Stay up-to-date with social networks and receive the latest news and information from favorite blogs and websites.

  • BBM

    With BBM™ features built right into many favorite apps, it's now possible to share or chat with BBM friends while using other applications.


1 NFC technology not enabled for all carriers. Please check with your service provider for availability. NFC technology is only available on BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 and BlackBerry Curve 9350/9360/9370 smartphones.
2 Augmented Reality is not available on BlackBerry Curve 9350/9360/9370 smartphones.
3 HD video recording is not available on BlackBerry Curve 9350/9360/9370 smartphones.
4 Not all apps and services are pre-installed on all BlackBerry smartphones. Please check with your service provider for availability.
5 The BlackBerry Protect application is available at no charge to the user. Check with your service provider to determine costs that may be associated with downloading and using the software.



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