BlackBerry 6 Officially Announced – Video & Features!

bb-os-6The upcoming BlackBerry Operating System OS 6.0 has been referred as BlackBerry 6 by RIM during the official announcement at WES 2010 at Orlando, Florida. RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis provided a sneak peak of BlackBerry 6 and shared the creatively designed promo video of BlackBerry 6. The expected release date is sometime in Q3 of 2010 and may come to end users as official release little late after carriers go through their in house testing. As usual, chances are we may get the leaked version sooner on the Internet.

Key highlights of BlackBerry 6 include:

  • New graphics including animations and transitions, crisp and more immersive visuals
  • Multi-touch support while browsing, viewing photos, etc.
  • Unified search framework included in 3rd party app data
  • New WebKit browser with support for multiple sessions
  • New Home Screen experience; multiple views based on content type, universal search
  • Graphical, context-sensitive menu pop-ups
  • Redesigned core apps, plus a new media player UI
  • Wi-Fi lBS supports, reverse geo coding (geo to zip) travel time service within Canada and USA
  • New app for integrating RSS and social networking feeds
  • Barcode 1D/2D scanning support

There is no official list of supported devices yet but the most obvious devices are the newest released BlackBerry models. Stay tuned until we get more info and hands on with BlackBerry 6.

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  1. Duncan Leung

    Thanks for the key highlights- I couldn’t really garner anything from the promo video!

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