BlackBerry OS 6.0 leaks

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blackberry OS 6.jpgIf the iPhone 4G furore this week has left you BlackBerry aficionados feeling a little unloved this week, relax; you’ve got your own leak too, in the shape of BlackBerry OS 6.0.

Plenty of new features and UI changes have been made at RIM HQ, with many taking a cue from the Android interface.

First up, multi-touch is now rolled out across the whole system, including pinch-to-zoom. Kinetic scrolling (where the speed of your swipe translates into momentum to scroll through longer lists faster) has been added, while context menu’s now expand into a 9 button dial menu. It’s all looking very tidy.

The homescreen can now be customised pretty much as desired, with sliding left and right homescreens housing any apps you choose. An Android-like bottom sliding menu reveals every app installed on the phone, with complete search across the whole handset now included too.

Other improvements include a new browser with tabs and favourites, and a new iTunes-esque media player with a cover-flow interface.

No word on an official release yet, but what do you think of the changes listed above? Up to scratch or is something missing? Let us know in the comments below.

Via: BGR

Gerald Lynch
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