Some leaked slides showing Research in Motion’s upcoming BlackBerry phone plans have hit the web, including some details about the next-generation of BlackBerry OS.
While the update to OS 6 in 2010 was pretty major, bringing a completely refreshed user interface, web browser, and social features, the next OS update will be a bit more modest. But BlackBerry OS 6.1 still looks like it will pack some interesting new features including:
- Support for Near Field Communications (NFC)
- HD video recording and playback
- HTML5 rich media support
- Support for magnetometer/compass
- Improved virtual keyboard
- 24-bit graphics support
- OpenGL graphics with hardware acceleration
- Integrated mobile hotspot feature
There’s no word yet on when BlackBerry OS 6.1 will be available or which phones will be supported.
You can find more slides at PocketBerry.