RIM Releases More Details On Blackberry 6

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.

Written by Toby Leftly

Toby is a Mac nerd, a hardware nerd and a web nerd, rolled into one. You can find him at accentmedia.ca or on Twitter.

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  • Aaron Beasley

    I am really enjoying watching the mobile battles heating up. You have iOS 4, Android, soon Windows Mobile 7, an new offering from Samsung I have heard great things about and now BlackBerry 6. The desktop market is dying a slow death as far as consumption devices go and mobile is driving the nails in the coffin.

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