We have recently seen the announcement of new operating systems from several big names in the mobile phone industry. The most publicised of these has been Apples announcement of the 5th version of the iPhone operating system however two intriguing new platforms have slipped under the radar. Windows 7 are rolling out an update to their relatively new platform. This "Mango" version of the OS offers some improved features over the original platform. Blackberry have also introduce the latest platform in the form of Blackberry OS 7.0. The first model to be rolled out incorporating this will be the Bold 9900 but how do the features measure up against Microsoft's Mango system.
The Blackberry Bold 9900and the new operating system benefit from the new Liquid Graphics system to make all manner of material look more vivid and react faster than ever before. This system is a form of graphical processor acceleration support and it ensures that images render faster than ever before. It also improves responsiveness from the touch panel screen which adds to the user friendliness of this model. Even with this boost the platform cannot quite match up to Windows for stunning visuals and the Microsoft phone arguably offers the best looking interface of all the systems available including Apple on Android. Windows 7 Mango will be available us an update for everyone who owns a handset running on this platform whilst unfortunately Blackberry lovers will need to invest in a new phone such as the Bold 9900 in order to take advantage of the changes.
Both of these system updates improve upon what were already good operating systems. Blackberry has the fan base and will inevitably prove a huge success whilst the changes on the Windows system will further enhance this newcomers appeal.
The Blackberry Bold 9900 and the Blackberry Playbook are coming soon.