Video shows off new BlackBerry 6 OS

Video shows off new BlackBerry 6 OS
Judging by the brief video that RIM has put up on its YouTube channel, the BlackBerry 6 operating system brings the most modern and up to date support to 'Berry devices. From the new WebKit based browser that supports pinch-to-zoom, to the way album covers move like Cover Flow on the music player, this new OS brings a fresher, modern look to BlackBerry. While the interaction with the OS is done by touch on the video, devices that are not touch screen will be able to navigate using trackpads and other methods. For RIM, the new software is a major step in the right direction and will probably give long time 'Berry users a reason to stay with their phone.

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15 Comments

1. tiolawa

Posts: 115; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Looks promising... could help keep blackberry current.. looks like they nabbed a few things from Android and Symbian.. hope Apple doesn't sue them over there new music player UI.

2. jhoots

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 13, 2010

still not as rich a UI as most of the current smartphone UIs.. Not enough change for me to change and i hated th dancing by the way. looks like they had their moves on loop...

3. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

looks promising, but not enough for me to go back to blkberry

4. 3watts

Posts: 56; Member since: Jul 28, 2009

Now they need to get more than 20 apps to choose from and I might get interested. Oh, and they need to be reasonably priced.

5. ZeroC00L

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 22, 2010

With all the lost confidence from consumers over the last models (Storm, Tour, Bold) and OS updates (5.0) and the overpowering dominance of Android, its going to take alot more than copycatting to get back into the niche!! So many customers (NOT ALL!!) have given up on Blackberry, and switched over to something not as volatile... Just my perspective, but with Android 2.1 and iPhone 4 (which may suck, according to the articles on this site!! It may just be for the lower end users rather than innovating), and soon Windows 7... Blackberry doesnt have the edge they used to have. Of course, they wont go away all together, and hopefully the new OS will be as successful as their competitors... We'll see!! Good luck RIM!! :)

6. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Actually, the Blackberry BOLD with AT&T was a great success - if anything failed it was their models with Verizon - In their 4Q stats they mentioned they were able to survive without much business from their Verizon customers.....and now they are soon releasing BOLD to other carriers....

7. iheartblueberry

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 26, 2010

Your a moron. They survive because of Verizon. Verizon sells more blackberries than any carrier in the world. Look it up.

9. Crossfire945

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 27, 2010

Actually, you're the Moron. Yes, Verizon does sell the most Blackberry's in the country, but if you had your facts straight, Verizon has by far the greatest return rate of Blackberry's in the country, mostly from the Storm 1 and Tour. Taking that into account, AT&T actually sells the most Blackberries to people who keep them. RIM released a statement, and they are making the most profits from AT&T in the United States. How are you going to argue against that when RIM has the statistics to prove it. Numbers don't lie...

11. iheartblueberry

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 26, 2010

Lol. I'm still right. They do sell more. But regardless of me being right if blackberry doesn't do something soon they might turn into another palm.

8. neutrality

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 28, 2009

Little do people know, it's not enough to simply touch the screen to navigate. You'll have to perform the exact dance moves to get any of the functions to register on the device.

10. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

am a blackberry user, but i never like its graphical ui, this one still looks the same to me... and more importantly hopefully the OS itself is better, i mean it doesn freeze or have glitches as i'm experiencing though not often, but quiet a few times... but bb is one fantastic communication/messaging device......sure this OS 6.0 can bring us excellent browsing experience like other platforms....

12. tallica05

Posts: 93; Member since: Dec 26, 2009

I love blackberry, but they need to get with the times.. I know this is to be compeditive but its in my opinion a year or two too late... I was a avid believer in blackberry till more iconic phones came out. When i was using one i felt like i was behind in times lol.. Hense my move to the DROID... Sorry blackberry your too late to pull me back now.

13. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

I think that the blackberry OS right now looks ok. Just that some of the icons look exactly alike. And also, they just did a visual upgrade from the last OS that was on phones like the pearl 8100. The same icons, just looking more modernized. It was just your everyday, "boring" interface that was organized in a simple way. Now, it will turn them into a device that also focuses on media or something, while keeping B.B.'s business standards.

14. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

Anybody know if the Curve 85xx will get an upgrade to the new operating system?

15. jcoberg10

Posts: 112; Member since: Oct 30, 2009

This operating system is the same, a few minor tweeks. The main problem with the storm series, and all the BB lately is relability, they are always freezing or malfunctioning, blackberry used to be know for their reliablity, not anymore. And the Boring GUI doesn't help them hopefullly their browser is the biggest change with this OS, We won't know till it's in the hands of consumers.

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