Video shows BlackBerry OS 6 in action on the 9800 Bold Slider

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Video shows BlackBerry OS 6 in action on the 9800 Bold Slider
In the last few days we have had the pleasure of passing on some pictures of the hottest looking BlackBerry to ever grace the hand of a corporate chieftain. The BlackBerry Bold 9800 Slider has the Storm's modern, sleek navigation that today's touchscreen devices bring, but also includes the Bold's easy to use physical QWERTY keyboard that is the mobile typist's dream. Had this handset been launched in November 2008 instead of the Storm, the cellular landscape would probably be much different than it is today. A look at the new BlackBerry OS 6 in action shows off a nice homescreen with see-through icons after the AT&T boot-up screen. Flick scrolling appears to be very smooth and the music player resembles Apple's cover flow. The touchscreen appears to be very responsive and the accelerometer works perfectly. One negative thing we noticed was that the device used the mobile version of YouTube leading us to believe that there is no special client for the video site. The landscape virtual keyboard was very Storm-esque but without SurePress. The WebKit browser showed off tabbed browsing. Take a look at the video and let us know if you think that RIM has a big winner here.

RIM BlackBerryBold Slider Preliminary Specifications

source: TheBerryFix

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8 Comments

1. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Its an improvement but they still have some work to do.

2. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

I am dead set against blackberry unless u need to use bb exchange servers or ur company requires u to have a phone that let's then lock out features, Like camera or mms. That said this looks great. The ui looks nice. Smooth for a beta and dare I say fun? Bb 6.0 looks to be a real winner. I won't compare it to android or iPhone. But for what it's worth it looks good. And for once looks like blackberry will be consumer friendly not just business friendly. But in a world where almost all high end smartphones can do almost the same thing it needs a kickass camera, and rim needs to step it up with apps. These are the 2 selling points thy actually mean something

3. arash84v

Posts: 28; Member since: Nov 18, 2009

WIll u be able to install apps on the External Memory???? or we are stuck with the 256MB memory(but u wont get more than 120MB).

4. vinsterdamus

Posts: 58; Member since: Feb 20, 2010

does anyone want to know what the ui actually looks like? we only saw the music player and the browser :S they should show where the ui got better. with that said i never really used a bb but as far as i know the ui was way to business for me.

5. phoneguru173

Posts: 54; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

I'll take a very dependalbe BB over the as yet still unreliable Android OS any day and the iPhone has proven to have crap for reception!

6. jd829

Posts: 155; Member since: Feb 24, 2010

Looks amazing, I can't wait!

7. sleepyjohnny

Posts: 151; Member since: Dec 16, 2009

why do you say android is unreliable? ive heard countless stories of blackberries having many random issues, hardware and software related. and not that i havent heard of android phone problems, they never seem to be quite as serious and usually can be quick fixed. BTW, i dont have any problems with my phone, and its an eris. so....

8. breal525

Posts: 27; Member since: May 24, 2010

I agree it looks amazing!!

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