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.

via Engadget and SlashGear

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5 replies on “BlackBerry OS 6.0 due out this summer – preview video available today”

  1. yes, but the new BBs aren’t all that better than the curve. the newer BBs have better screens/cameras, but how nice do you need the screen to be when it’s still too small to comfortably view videos/web? some have wifi (which is almost pointless unless you really have no signal since the broser isn’t fast enough to take advantage of higher download speeds and nothing else is really all that data intensive).
    Brus Martin from Blackberry developers

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