RIM’s BlackBerry OS is known as the workhorse of modern smartphone operating systems. While multimedia, gaming, and third party apps are front and center to the iOS, Android, and even Windows Mobile experience, the first thing most people think about when they see the word BlackBerry is push Email. Ooh, exciting.

But it looks like RIM is hoping to shake things up a bit with the launch of BlackBerry OS 6. We’ve already seen that the software will ship with new audio, video, and photo apps as well as a vastly improved web browser. Now the company is giving a sneak peek at the BlackBerry Desktop Software version 6.0. Among other improvements, it looks like the ability to synchronize media between a BlackBerry mobile device and your computer are now much more tightly integrated in the desktop software.

BlackBerry Desktop v6.0 is due for a public launch later this summer, but RIM has started sending out invitations to beta testers. You can join the beat program at blackberry.com/beta. And you can find more screenshots at the Inside BlackBerry blog.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...