BlackBerry OS 6.0 pinned for summer launch, revealed RIM's Mike Lazaridis

RIM plans to launch BlackBerry OS 6.0 in the summer, according to Mike Lazaridis, who provided the first official teasers during an analyst talk. RIM has been known for their staple of QWERTY devices that business professionals tend to gravitate towards to, but RIM is promising that OS 6.0 will offer an improved experience for […]

RIM plans to launch BlackBerry OS 6.0 in the summer, according to Mike Lazaridis, who provided the first official teasers during an analyst talk. RIM has been known for their staple of QWERTY devices that business professionals tend to gravitate towards to, but RIM is promising that OS 6.0 will offer an improved experience for touchscreen phones without dropping support for trackpad devices. In addition, WebKit-based browser will play a central role and should affect both the web and apps that depend on the web engine to work. It wasn't made clear whether or not OS 6.0 will make its debut on a totally new handset or if it'll become available first as a software update to some existing phones. However, existing BlackBerries should have the option of upgrading to 6.0, though this may not apply to every model.

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