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Research in Motion has released a teaser video showcasing some of the new features of its upcoming BlackBerry 6 operating system.
The redesign of the BlackBerry OS is RIM's attempt to bring it in line with its key competitors in the smartphone market. The revamp places some emphasis on providing "a more fluid touchscreen interface", Andrew Bocking, head of handheld software product management at the Canadian company, said in a post on the InsideBlackBerry website.
The video, released on YouTube on Monday, shows a flurry of new features as well as tweaks to existing functionality, which include a redesigned homescreen and a visual redesign of context-sensitive menus.
A universal search box has been added to the OS, bringing it in line with the Google Android operating system. The box allows a user to simultaneously search all the content on the phone, including contacts, messages and media files, as well as allowing them to expand the search online to sites such as YouTube.