We’ve seen a few leaks, but now it’s official: BlackBerry OS 6.0 will be available this summer. Research in Motion co-CEO Mike Lazaridis said today that the operating system will launch in the third quarter of 2010. The update will bring a new WebKit-based web browser and an improved interface for touchscreen phones. There will also be a version of BlackBerry 6.0 for phones without touchscreens.
At an event today, the company showed off the first video overview of the new operating system, which you can check out below. It shows off the phone’s business and multimedia features including the touch-friendly contact and phone apps, calendar, and on-screen keyboard.
There’s also a closer look at the web browser, which supports browser tabs, and multimedia features such as the new music player, a YouTube app and video player. There’s also an awful lot of dancing in the video.