RIM’s BlackBerry 6 OS Rolled Out

August 3, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

RIM has released the new version of its BlackBerry operating software titled BlackBerry 6.  The software, which first appeared in teasers at the WES event held earlier this year, includes features such as a new interface and a Webkit-based browser and will be available on the BlackBerry Torch handset that was also announced by RIM today.

The new interface allows users to view the content on their home screen in five separate views called Downloads, Media, Favorites, Frequent and All, which can be customized to include different icons and widgets. Contacts as well as shortcut icons to different web pages can also be included in the home screen.

The Webkit-based browser that is a part of BlckBerry 6 contains features such as tabbed browsing that allows users to open several websites using different tabs within a single browser window. A new Universal Search tool helps to find videos and photos while a podcast application present in the OS makes it possible for users to manage their podcasts.

RIM has also released a version of the new BlackBerry operating software for developers, which could bring a host of developer applications for BlackBerry handsets. The company has also said that it will try to provide the BlackBerry 6 as an upgrade for certain BlackBerry handsets such as the Bold 9650, Pearl 3G and Bold 9700.

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