Having been given a sneak peak at RIM’s forthcoming Blackberry 6 OS, we already know the business-orientated guise of the current OS is being reinvented as something significantly more fun and interactive. And while wandering the virtual streets of the web this morning, we stumbled across a new video from RIM showing off the new OS in all its entirety. Only this time, it comes sans the irritating dancing. Phew. As we already know, there’s a huge emphasis on social stuff and everything multimedia. Aggregated social network integration has been revealed, alongside some pinch-to-zoom multitouch action, a new WebKit-based browser, a Cover Flow style media player, better looking pop-up menus, universal search and a more visually engaging blackberry Messenger. While we’ve seen a lot of aforementioned features in the last video, they were revealed at such a fast pace we didn’t have time to ogle them before the video moved on. And then there was the dancing. Now, we’ve been treated to much nicer (and slower) visual goodies.
The huge emphasis on full touchscreen activity probably hasn’t gone unnoticed. But surely RIM isn’t going to ditch the QWERTY form-factor that made it the emailing behemoth it is today? I’m sure all will be revealed in due course. For now, why not tell us what you think in the comments below? Does Blackberry’s OS have the potential to commence battle with the iPhone and Android?