RIM has recently announced that it will come up with a new Operating system (OS) that will empower its Blackberry devices. RIM hopes that the new Blackberry OS 6.0 will help it to change the mindset of its customers regarding the Blackberry devices. The main focus of new Blackberry OS will be on web browsing. RIM has also said that the new Blackberry OS will be released in the third quarter of this year.
Though the e-mail experience with the Blackberry platform is very strong, however the web browsing experience for many customers has been disappointing. In order to improve the browser experience RIM announced in February, that the next browser that the company will be launching will use WebKit. WebKit is a browser engine that can be found on handsets that run on Android OS as well as on the Apple iPhone.
The new web browser in the Blackberry OS will include features like support for tabs, improvised design on favorite section and pinch to zoom. The Blackberry OS 6.0 possesses multi touch support for suitable devices. Moreover, it will be bundled with new a photo viewer and music player that will improve the multimedia handling of the Blackberry devices.
Also there are some changes that have been made on the home screen of the Blackberry OS, as users now user will be able to customize the home screen of the Blackberry OS by organizing the applications and favorites.
The new OS is compatible with current devices in the market—so unlike Android, iPhone, and the forthcoming Windows Phone 7, RIM clearly has no intention of going down the mandatory touch interface road any time soon.