Blackberry OS 7 release date coming next week
Operating system won't be QNX-based as previously expected.
Research In Motion is likely to unveil BlackBerry 6.1, its evolutionary operating system upgrade, as BlackBerry 7 next week at the BlackBerry World conference in Orlando, Florida.
These are expected to be retained although those waiting for an operating system designed for a QNX-based smartphone may have to wait until BlackBerry 8, according to BlackBerry blog Crackberry.
It is also possible that the BlackBerry 7 OS requires hardware not contained within BlackBerry 6 smartphones to function.