Research In Motion is having a pretty good week. Apple tried to drag them into Antennagate but they fought back, and now some more details of Blackberry 6, the upcoming operating system update for RIM’s flagship product.
Blackberry 6 features a new user interface, new social networking features and finally a WebKit browser.
RIM might be confident in their antenna technologies, but they know Apple has the mobile multimedia market cornered. Apple sets the standard for audio and video on smartphones, and this is an area where Blackberry has traditionally been weak.
Users will be able to browse music with album art via an on-screen carousel. Blackberry 6 will also offer better control of photos with the capability of working and reviewing groups of images.
Other new features include a dedicated YouTube uploader app and a podcast subscription app.
Will Blackberry 6 put RIM ahead of Apple in the mobile game? Probably not, but it is a good step in the right direction.