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BlackBerry OS 6.0 release date: Q3 2010

Research in Motion Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis told analysts on Monday that BlackBerry OS 6.0 will arrive in the third quarter of 2010.

Research in Motion Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis told analysts on Monday that BlackBerry OS 6.0 will arrive in the third quarter of the 2010 calendar year (between July and September). Lazaridis made the announcement during his keynote at the Capital Markets Day program (view archived replay) in Orlando, ahead of RIM's big Wireless Enterprise Symposium 2010.

In a brief demo, Lazaridis explained that BlackBerry OS 6.0 will be available for both touchscreen and QWERTY devices and that it will deeply integrate RIM's new Webkit mobile Web browser technology. At his WES 2010 keynote on Tuesday morning (see ZDNet's live blog), Lazaridis revealed even more details about OS 6.0 and the future direction of the BlackBerry platform.