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BlackBerry OS 6.0 revealed - snazzy looks, multi-touch support, and more

An article detailing the new features of the new BlackBerry OS 6.0.

By Abhinav Lal | Published 21 Apr 2010 12:45 IST
BlackBerry OS 6.0 revealed - snazzy looks, multi-touch support, and more

Home Screen BlackBerry OS 6.0

The BlackBerry OS 6.0 has been revealed to the public with details and screenshots, and it certainly sports a fluid and snazzy interface, system-wide multi-touch gesture support, an enhanced homescreen, and a new music player and WebKit browser.

Interface - new features:
Pop-up options or modal context meny (up to 9 options)
Enhanced Messaging GUI
Enhanced Music Player GUI (Cover Flow style album art)
Enhanced Browser GUI (pinch-to-zoom)
Enhanced Picture/Video Gallery GUI (optimized thumbnail view)
System-wide gesture-based multi-touch support
Kinetic scrolling

WebKit-based browser - new features:
Tab-switching
Favourites

Inbox - new features:
Facebook/Twitter/RSS integration

Homescreen - new features:
Page view (up to 6 pages)
App shortcuts

 

 

Webkit Browser on BlackBerry OS 6.0

Music Player on BlackBerry OS 6.0

News on BlackBerry OS 6.0

These features and screenshots look great, but so far, no proper release date has been set, or a list of compatible/new devices published. We do know that it will be around June/July, and further information will come at the BlackBerry WES 2010 at the end of April.
 

Abhinav Lal

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BlackBerry BlackBerry OS BlackBerry OS 6.0 BlackBerry OS 6 BlackBerry OS 6.0 RIM Research in Motion multi-touch gesture support kinetic scrolling UI user interface touch web kit
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