RIM has unveiled an all-singing, all-dancing video demo of the upcoming BlackBerry OS 6 and, dancing aside, you can colour us impressed. Some time in Q3 this year, the new software should be making its way to a BlackBerry handset near you – so what can you expect?
Well, the video makes it seem very touchscreen-heavy, complete with multitouch browser. The feel of the OS is very iPhone-meets-Android. The media player has had a makeover (that’s right folks, BlackBerry handsets do have media players) and it’s very coverflow-esque, with the emphasis on album artwork. The homescreen has pull-up mini-menus which look much more straightforward than the web-like single menu current models are stuck with.
Have a gander at the video for a more indepth feel of the OS – you might want to mute it if you’re not a Black Eyed Peas fan though.