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BlackBerry 6 makes appearance in official video

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BlackBerry 6 makes appearance in official video
This summer, RIM is expected to start showing off a number of major changes to its BlackBerry handsets. The goal is to make the businessman's hard working corporate tool an all-around device that will also flourish out of the office and challenge Android, webOS and iOS in multimedia. Toward that end, we have seen clips of a new touchscreen/slider that combines what worked on the Storm with the fantastic typing capabilities of the Bold. As we reported, the BlackBerry 9800 is expected to launch later this year by AT&T, with the latest OS build for RIM, BlackBerry 6. Not only is the UI more intuitive and finger-friendly, it also is expected to offer the new WebKit browser that RIM has been working on. The official video below takes you on a quick tour of the new OS and it looks like RIM has nailed it this time. Combine the new software with a drool producing piece of hardware like the 9800, and it would seem that the Canadian based firm has learned a lot since surviving that torrential Storm more than a year and a half ago.

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9800 Preliminary Specifications

source: BlackBerry

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:47

1. hmcougar09 (Posts: 137; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

Looks good! :]

posted on 12 Jul 2010, 14:18

2. mg1326 (Posts: 14; Member since: 25 Jun 2010)

Sounds good

posted on 12 Jul 2010, 14:45

3. ace1122 (Posts: 237; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)

Looks good and sounds good... but not great.

posted on 12 Jul 2010, 16:18

4. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)

cannot compete with Android and Apple iOS with a few 1000s

posted on 12 Jul 2010, 16:56

5. xtroid2k (Posts: 534; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)

Stop comparing oranges to apples guys. This is OS looks solid and will meet and exceed the Blackberry users expectations. Remeber bb has its own fanbase as well. While android is great its just not a viable buisness solution yet. This is excellent and I give 2 thumbs up. Thanks RIM for listening.

posted on 12 Jul 2010, 20:50

6. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

it is apples to oranges, your right. It looks quite solid as a demo video, so let's give em a chance. If it looks like that on the real thing, then they may finally be back in the fight. As far as android not being a viable business solution, thats incorrect. The only time it wouldnt be would be if the company uses a RIM email client and requires BB's to run. Android is quite capable with exchange. In fact, the MotoBlur enhanced android sets have extended exchange capabilities that outmatch windows phones.

posted on 12 Jul 2010, 22:09

7. xtroid2k (Posts: 534; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)

While you are correct about androids capabilities: overall android is still very new and alot of companies would rather purchase solutions which have been established for years in enterprise environment. Its just late last year that android took off because of the google/verizon marriage. Android might be better however windows and blackberry will be a premier choice for a long time just because of established reputations in the enterprise arena. So es google is still not yet a viable enterprise option. Thanks for your support though.

posted on 13 Jul 2010, 00:05

8. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)

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posted on 13 Jul 2010, 04:34

9. vinsterdamus (Posts: 58; Member since: 20 Feb 2010)

first time a bb os looked good to me. I'm happy for bb that they finally understand what they need to do to stay relevant in the new mobile business for the enterprise and commercial side

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