Black Berry OS is a proprietary mobile operating system developed by Black Berry Limited for its Black Berry line of smartphone handheld devices.
The operating system provides multitasking and supports specialized input devices that have been adopted by Black Berry for use in its handhelds, particularly the trackwheel, trackball, and most recently, the trackpad and touchscreen.
Research from June 2011 indicated that approximately 45% of mobile developers were using the platform at the time of publication.
It was officially released in August 2011, making its appearance on the Black Berry Bold (9900/9930), Black Berry Torch (9810/9850/9860), and the Black Berry Curve (9350/9360/9370/9380).
Any smartphones running an earlier version of the Black Berry OS could not be updated to version 7.0.
It has now been superseded by the Black Berry 10 operating system, but is still sold by Black Berry on its smartphones.
This was an update to version 8.0 and added several new features compared to 7.0, including The Black Berry 9720 runs a version of Black Berry OS 7.1 with updates to the user interface, such as a new lock screen that lets you swipe to unlock the phone or access the camera, and redesigned Application Switcher, Music, Pictures, Videos, and Phone apps. develops and releases updated versions of its operating system to support each device, it is up to the individual carriers to decide if and when a version is released to its users.
For the Black Berry 10 series of devices see Black Berry 10 Devices.
A free Black Berry operating system upgrade is available to Videotron subscribers who own a Black Berry Bold 9900 device. Procedure Go to this link to download the latest version of the Black Berry Bold 9900 software Select “Videotron” and go to the next screen. Accept the contract terms and conditions, then click on “Suivant”.
In the drop-down menu, select “” then click on “Suivant” (the interface is in French). When it says that the installation is complete, select “Terminer”.
Make sure that version 22.214.171.1248 is selected, then click on “Téléchargez”. Accept the terms and conditions by clicking on “Accepter les conditions”, then on “Suivant”. Next, make sure you have the latest version of the Black Berry Desktop Software installed on your computer.
Select your preferred language, then click on “Suivant”.
The application can be downloaded at the following address: It is recommended that you download the application, evenif you already have it installed on your computer, to ensure that you have the latest version.