BlackBerry 6 announced
What better way to introduce a new smartphone in the form of the BlackBerry Torch than to accompany it with a spanking new operating system as well? That’s what we’re talking about today with the BlackBerry 6 heading your way from Research in Motion. Boasting a redesigned interface which seamlessly works with a touch screen and trackpad, it will also throw in expanded messaging capabilities that simplify managing social media and RSS feeds. Apart from that, you will find your BlackBerry 6 powered device to double up as an advanced multimedia device as well, touted to rival the best in the industry. Since search is such a big thing these days, RIM also threw in a convenient new Universal Search tool, alongside a new and efficient WebKit-based browser which ensures your favorite web pages are rendered in a quick and beautiful manner.
It has taken a long time in coming, and BlackBerry 6 could very well up the ante in the smartphone market, helping slow down the super fast march of Android-powered smartphones alongside jostling for market share with the Apple iPhone and their iOS 4. One of the main advantages of the new operating system would be its visual, fluid interface compared to its predecessors. Being redesigned from ground up, it is by far easier and much more intuitive to use, featuring clean, sleek visuals and natural, fluid navigation. Despite that, it remains fresh and familiar at he same time, delivering a productive, fun and highly satisfying user experience whether using a touch screen or trackpad and keyboard.
Multiple views help you organize your applications and content in a better manner, where all icons are arranged on the Home Screen in 5 customizable views (All, Favorites, Media, Downloads and Frequent) which can then be navigated using simple swipes. You have full freedom to arrange where the icons should show up, while adding contacts or web page shortcuts directly to the Home Screen. With RIM’s new Text Messages application, it will also introduce new features for users who communicate mostly via SMS and MMS, finally bringing threaded conversations from different streams to the platform. Apart from debuting on the BlackBerry Torch, it will also make its way to the BlackBerry Bold 9700, BlackBerry Bold 9650 and BlackBerry Pearl 3G in due time.