VIDEO: BlackBerry OS 6 Preview
New BlackBerry user interface will debut July-September
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