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BlackBerry OS 6.0 details and photos revealed

Apple isn't the only one suffering from smartphone-related leaks, as details and screenshots of RIM's upcoming and highly-awaited BlackBerry OS 6.0 have spilled out early.
Written by Rachel King, Contributor on

Apple isn't the only one suffering from smartphone-related leaks, as details and screenshots of RIM's upcoming and highly-awaited BlackBerry OS 6.0 have spilled out early.

Thanks to some mysterious sources at AT&T, Boy Genius Report has gotten a closer look and published a breakdown of what we can expect in the next BlackBerry OS version.

At first glance, the OS 6.0 is a lovely sight with a clean and modern interface. Starting at the home screen, BlackBerry users have the option of developing pages for your applications, which you can toggle between left and right.

BGR also reports that the Inbox app got a design face lift with some minor changes (incorporating RSS feeds, designating message sources like Facebook), but overall the heart of the program remains the same. Being that this new OS is obviously graphics-heavy, the Photos app nabbed some attention as well. Reminiscent of the iPhone's Photos app with selecting thumbnails to screen-filling photos, BGR seemed relatively satisfied but complained about the lack of fluidity when scrolling between snapshots.

However, other aspects of OS 6.0 seem to be fluid enough. What appears to be the most significant change is the addition of "system-wide, kinetic scrolling with rubberbanding." Along with the exciting integration of multi-touch and "pinch to zoom" support, BlackBerry owners can expect smoother scrolling when operating their smartphones.

Eager BlackBerry enthusiasts won't have to wait long either, as the OS 6.0 should be released in June or July. How excited are you about the BlackBerry OS upgrade?

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