Screenshots of BlackBerry OS 6.0 gets leaked

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Screenshots of BlackBerry OS 6.0 gets leaked
Just waiting in the bushes to perfectly time its attack, there were screenshots leaked that gives us some indication on what to expect with BlackBerry OS 6.0. BGR's AT&T sources were nice enough to include several images that take a quick peek into the development of the latest platform for BlackBerry. When the BlackBerry Bold 9000 came around, it was able to refresh the platform in many ways and brought the onset of RIM's line of current generation smartphones. Since that launch, we've been fortunate enough to witness some fierce competition going around in the mobile operating system market as webOS, Android, and now Windows Phone 7 have come to fruition.

Although RIM's portfolio of handsets offers one of the best email experience out there, the same could not be said about its native web browser. From the looks of it, RIM has done a lot of work in bringing it up to par with some of the competition as they've skinned it completely from the bottom up – tab switching, new favorites, and multi-touch look to be on board. There are also some nice graphical touches such as the transparent overlay being used when the tab switcher view is enabled. The media player also has been retooled, but we can't rush into judgment seeing that it's only pictures we are being treated to for now. Finally, RIM has decided to fully implement kinetic scrolling with rubber banding in all of its applications – so scrolling through a web page, address book, email, and the likes will be a better experience. Additionally, multi-touch will be in implemented in a lot of the native applications like pinch to zoom in the web browser and photos application.

Although RIM's platform looks to be ideal for business users, some might argue that it still is lacking some punch to catapult it over its competition. As we've seen with Android 2.1 and iPhone OS 4.0, there are plenty of graphical eye candy and intuitive applications that complete the overall experience. Nonetheless, RIM  will primarily focus on the business segment more seeing the core of their installed base comes from that area.

source: BGR



1. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

I personally like it. I'm not into eye candy; however more importantly functionality We have overall as a society become way to into pull down bars and docks etc: altogether forgetting about what really matters and that's a platform that just works. I don't think any OS is better however they all have advantages and disadvantage's I'm glad RIM has got on the ball and come to the plate with a solution that I think all blackberry fans will love Personally I'm still a Windows OS however android is growing on me day by day as I use my Droid. Any how good work RIM! if these screen shots are even legit.

2. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

If blackberry does not fix up their browser in this new software i think they will be going the way of palm

3. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

Any word if OS 6 is compatible with non-touchscreen Blackberries and will the Bolds, Curves, and Pearls of the world will be getting an update?

9. merkeke

Posts: 62; Member since: Jan 03, 2009

why wouldnt it be? v5.0 runs on the storm 2 as well as the tour

4. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

If blackberry doesn't fix their browser they won't go the way of palm. But I do believe thy will start to lose their non business consumer base. But the browser is only part of that reason.

5. awesomeanthony

Posts: 51; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

I want to see the weather somewhere on here...

7. kinetik

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

lol HTC's Sense UI :P

6. 3watts

Posts: 56; Member since: Jul 28, 2009

Look out the window bro.

10. awesomeanthony

Posts: 51; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

Haha good one.

8. dyster

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Jimmy? Ha! Silly RIM.

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