RIM to Announce New Blackberry 7 OS Devices Today

The official account of Research in Motion on Twitter, @BlackBerry, just tweeted out that RIM will be announcing some new devices running the new Blackberry 7 OS today.

You got it! New #BlackBerry devices are coming w/ our new OS, BlackBerry 7! Check back tmrw 4 deets on #BB7FanNight. ^CHless than a minute ago via CoTweet Favorite Retweet Reply

They haven’t specified which device launches they will be announcing, but we do have a rough idea of what they will announce, based on the multiple leaks and announcements in the last couple months.

If I was a betting man, my money would be on these devices being announced, along with the launch details:

  • Blackberry Bold 9900
  • Blackberry Torch 9810
  • Blackberry Touch 9860
  • Blackberry Curve 9360
  • Blackberry PlayBook 4G

Most of these devices will be launched on multiple carriers, and should be available by the end of August. Most of them have been announced already, but we should see exact release dates on various carriers today.

This will probably be the last major release of devices running the Blackberry OS. The next series of Blackberry devices will likely be powered by a QNX based OS, and will sport dual core processors. While all the devices I listed above are much better than their predeessors, they still leave a lot to be desired when compared to the current crop of Android smartphones. With the iPhone 5 launching in September, it’s only going to get tougher for RIM.

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