BlackBerry OS 6.0 being planned by RIM?

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BlackBerry OS 6.0 being planned by RIM?
We recently reported that RIM is going to upgrade the BlackBerry Tour 9630 to the 5.0 OS later this month or next. Last year, RIM upgraded the first-gen Storm to 5.0 and it became a different, much more usable phone. The exciting news for 'Berry fans is that while RIM has been spreading the 5.0 OS to some of its more recent launches that had 4.x on board, the firm is moving forward and working on the 6.0 build of the BlackBerry OS. This comes from a tipster for BGR whom they characterize as one of their most "solid" sources. Right now, RIM is putting together OS 5.2 which is expected to see the light of day later this year. Obviously, it is way too early to know what RIM's plans are, but hopefully for current BlackBerry users, the 6.0 platform will not have too lofty spec requirements so that current models like the Tour and Storm will be able to get upgraded when the new OS is launched. No time frame for a release was mentioned.

source: BGR



1. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

I personally like the Blackberry design and I don't want RIM to change the typically Blackberry layout. Upgrades such as the trackpad are nice to see, but I think it's time to bail on the clicking touch screen. Anyways.. That said, lately it seems RIM is spending too much time upgrading and not enough putting out the normal solid product. If RIM was to reduce their line to 2 or 3 phones offered on all service providers with similar OS versions they could probably minimize their duplicated efforts and development expenses. Add features like the trackpad, bluetooth, wifi, upgraded processors, but stick to the solid design us Blackberry users have come to love.

2. odeccit

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 02, 2010

I agree. I will take Verizon Tour tonight if it will have trackpad and Wi-Fi.

3. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i don't really miss my blackberry.


Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

Same here. But that was to expect... the HTC HD2 >>>> BlackBerry Bold. I am just not the right type for a BlackBerry.

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