VIDEO: BlackBerry OS 6 Preview

New BlackBerry user interface will debut July-September

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VIDEO: BlackBerry OS 6 Preview Research in Motion showed off touch features of the new BlackBerry 6 UI at the Wireless Enterprise Symposium. (Getty Images)
By  Vineetha Published  April 28, 2010

During his keynote address at WES 2010, RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis showed a preview of BlackBerry 6, the new BlackBerry UI that will debut next quarter (July-September).

Key highlights of BlackBerry 6 include:

- Crisp, more immersive visuals, including new graphics, animations and transitions

- New WebKit browser; high-fidelity and very efficient, for fast, rich browsing with support for multiple sessions (i.e. tabbed browsing)

- Multi-touch support (e.g. pinch to zoom) while browsing, viewing photos, etc.

- Graphical, context-sensitive menu pop-ups

- Redesigned core apps, plus a new media player UI

- New Home Screen experience; multiple views based on content type (All, Favorites, Downloads, Media, etc.), universal search

- New app for integrating RSS and social networking feeds

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