Is this BlackBerry OS 6.0?

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Is this BlackBerry OS 6.0?
BBLeaks has obtained some pictures that it says comes from one of its most trusted tipsters. The subject matter appears to be the upcoming BlackBerry OS 6.0. Right away you can see that RIM is taking very seriously the idea that BlackBerry handsets can be used for pleasure besides business. The picture of the OS strongly suggests the HTC style that appears on the Taiwanese based manufacturer's phones. It certainly is more graphic and lively than the current BlackBerry OS 5.0. And take a look at the widgets. This is a major step up for RIM. The resolution of the screen in the picture is similar to that seen on the BlackBerry Storm and Storm2. Or perhaps the picture was taken from the new BlackBerry 9900/9930 Slider that is expected to launch in the not too distant future on Sprint. No matter which device it was photographed on, BlackBerry fans should be feeling good. It really, really looks like RIM finally gets it.

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source: BBLeaks



1. phoneguru173

Posts: 54; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

well...."don't sing it....BRING it!"

12. snakemann

Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 17, 2008

lmao! yeah they said!!!!

2. z32589

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 19, 2010

Looks "okay," but unfortunately too little, too late. It will be difficult for RIM to entice those who have left Blackberry for more full featured OSes (i.e.: Android), thus the market share for RIM is once again locked to a "business-centric" following. Also, the re-growth of RIM does NOT just depend on a richer interactive experience. We also have to look at App development and over-all platform expandability - both are severally limited in RIM's situation because of hardware limitations and an extremely closed system. For die-hard Blackberry fans, the possibilities of OS 6.0 are obviously very exciting. For RIM's market share on the other hand, not so much.

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Agreed. They have to find a balance between what they do best (work and email and such) and what they need to catch up on... which is mostly app development. They need to get a lil geek exitement going. Noone ever talks about "ooh that BB has a snapdragon and XXX ram"... like the do with Android and now Windows phones. Making it flashier is definatly a step in the right direction but they really need to push some sizzle. BB is all steak with no sizzle.. Apple is all sizzle with no steak..(admittently id rather have the steak over some useless sizzle, but still) Find a happy medium like Android did and MS is trying desperately to do.

9. BBuser

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 29, 2009

You guys are right on. but i would add that if MS is making a come back RIM certainly can. But it is critical for them to get the developement side going.

3. scottmbolt unregistered

Way behind Android OS

5. tuminatr

Posts: 1168; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

Is it just me, this looks a lot like htc sense ui

7. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I guess RIM decided to take a UI that's been successful and make it "better" I guess.

6. jhoots

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 13, 2010

finally BB did something with their severly outdated OS!!

8. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

they are still waiting for a flash BB

10. jd829

Posts: 155; Member since: Feb 24, 2010

If they can couple this with new apps that don't cost $4.99, they may be on to something here...

11. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Garbage will still freeze and require a battery pull once every two hours. F*** Blackberry...go die with Palm.

13. merkeke

Posts: 62; Member since: Jan 03, 2009

i consider that a user error. you do not need to do a batt pull every two hours. maybe stick with your lg8300, that may be a better fit for you.

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