So you have a Blackberry? You were relieved when they finally gave us the OS 5 and our phones didn’t freeze so much. But I must say I am very excited about the new OS 6 due out in June/July of this year. There are some very good improvements, here are a few:
- RIM has implemented kinetic scrolling with rubber banding throughout the OS (more fluid experience)
- RIM has implemented multitouch throughout the OS – web browser, photos (including pinch to zoom)
- Re-vamped inbox – w/ large thumbnails to identify the type of message (facebook, twitter, etc.) and features built-in RSS.
- Homescreen change up: No widget support, but RIM has implemented something called Pages. You can have your applications on the main page, then slide left or right to another page with different applications and browse that way.
- On touchscreen device, new modal popup with gestures – tap and hold, pops up an icon set (menu) with context menu items.
- Updated media player, photos app and of course the WebKit browser.
Check out the video below that showcases the upgrades.