RIM’s BlackBerry OS 6.0 Hits the Internet
There’s just something about having a device you know is going to get upgraded eventually with (hopefully) a far cooler version of the current features you’re running right now. And, for BlackBerry owners out there, that’s definitely no different for them. In this case right here, we’ve got the latest screenshots of BlackBerry OS 6.0, which have been recently tipped to Boy Genius Report.
Thanks to their AT&T contact, they not only got some screenshots, but also a quick run through of the OS. It’s got a quite a few changes, but the more noteworthy ones are detailed here in pictures, and we know you’d much rather look at the nice images than listen to us blabber on about them. Although, we do have to touch on the noteworthy parts, which is definitely the new browser. It’s of the WebKit variety (which was made famous by Apple, and now utilized by Android, too), which means it should be far easier — and fun– to use. Plus, as you can see from the image, there’s tabbed browsing, which is a huge improvement over the current methodology for browsing on your favorite BlackBerry.
Also worthy of mentioning, is the new homescreen. While many BlackBerry owners are used to the static, icon-friendly homescreen, it looks like RIM has changed things up. According to BGR, the homescreen now features pages, which you can customize to your liking. As you can see from the image of the homescreen, there’s a sliding field, where there are more options to the left and right. You can slide to the left and right to access more applications, and that’s where that part of the customization comes in. It’s a nice alteration to the current generation of devices, but looks similar enough to obviously by a RIM device. And, the best part? Apparently the new OS will be in the market by some time in June or July. We’re thinking RIM will announce something more official soon, so stay tuned.