BlackBerry OS

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BlackBerry OS is the proprietary software platform made by Research In Motion for their BlackBerry line of handhelds. It provides multi-tasking, and makes heavy use of the device's specialized input devices, particularly the thumbwheel. The OS provides support for MIDP 1.0 and WAP 1.2. Previous versions allowed wireless synchronization with Microsoft Exchange Server's e-mail and calendar, as well as with Lotus Domino's e-mail. The current OS 4 provides a subset of MIDP 2.0, and allows complete wireless activation and synchronization with Exchange's e-mail, calendar, tasks, notes and contacts, and adds support for Novell GroupWise and Lotus Notes.

OS Versions

Key: Old Version Current Version Developer Beta
Version Release date Features/details March 18, 2008
  • Latest for 8700 series March 18, 2008
  • Latest stable release
  • Ships with new 8300 series and 8800 series phones Release 58 June 8, 2008 June 12, 2008
  • Released by Vodafone Germany, contains bugs
  • Major changes:
    • Video camera
    • Youtube support
    • HTML Emails
    • Voice recording
    • Improved UI for media player June 22, 2008 June 29, 2008
  • slightly faster web browsing
  • slightly faster boot up time (by a few seconds)
  • a bit better camera quality July 22, 2008
  • Released by Orange Romania, posted through though its actually beta OS version repackaged. September 25, 2008
  • Released by Vodafone Fiji, posted through though it is actually just beta OS version repackaged.

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