BlackBerry 6 makes appearance in official video

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



9. vinsterdamus

Posts: 58; Member since: Feb 20, 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

8. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

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5. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 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.

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

7. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 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.

4. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

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

3. ace1122

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

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

2. mg1326

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 25, 2010

Sounds good

1. hmcougar09

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Looks good! :]

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