Blackberry Bold Touch, the first Bold smartphone with touch&type capabilities, is now officially official, and the new BlackBerry 7 OS along with it, just as reported only a few days ago.
Today, at the BlackBerry World 2011 conference that kicks off in Orlando, Canadian mobile phone maker Research In Motion unveiled the new platform as the perfect software to power the new performance-driven BlackBerry Bold platform.
The leading handset vendor announced that the new OS is capable of offering an easier and faster user experience than before, and that Blackberry smartphone owners would enjoy improved browsing and voice- activated searches, as well as various other personal and productivity apps and capabilities.
The platform was packed with voice-activated search, a capability built upon the Universal Search feature that was packed with the BlackBerry 6 platform released last year.
Another important addition in BlackBerry 7 OS would be BlackBerry Balance, which was designed to offer a separation of user's personal and professional lives on the smartphone.
Corporate content is kept separated from the personal files, so that one would be able to use the device for personal email, Facebook, Twitter, multimedia, games and other apps, while also benefiting from the security required in corporate environments.
“BlackBerry Balance works in conjunction with BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0.3, which provides a number of unique IT policy controls such as wiping only corporate data from the handset or blocking work related content and apps from being copied or forwarded to personal contacts,” RIM notes.
BlackBerry 7 on BlackBerry Bold 9900 also brings forth the full version of Docs To Go with access to all of the premium features of the application right out of the box. Working with Word, Excel and PowerPoint files directly on the smartphone just got easier.
Not to mention that the platform comes with support for location-based services and augmented reality, as well as with OpenGL 2.0 support, and that RIM will deliver APIs so that third party developers would include the functionality with their applications.
The Blackberry Bold Touch, set to land on shelves in summer, is only the first in a series of new BlackBerry smartphones that RIM is expected to bring to the market with the new BlackBerry 7 OS on board, so stay tuned for additional info on the matter.