Blackberry OS 6 teaser shows much improvement

Posted by Mark Raby

Research in Motion has released a video giving viewers a taste of what the new Blackberry OS will looks like, giving the crusty old interface a much-needed overhaul.

Although the Blackberry OS continues to be one of the top-selling mobile phone platforms, it has become in dire need of a touch-up ever since the iPhone and Android brought cleaner, streamlined software to the industry.

The 6.0 version of Blackberry's operating system, a platform that has been around since the turn of the century, will bring brand new features such as multi-touch support, social networking feeds, a cleaner home screen, universal search, and a fluid visual interface.

It also takes a page out of the Android book and puts a notification bar at the top of the screen for instant information about new e-mails and messages, and it also gives a fresh new update to Blackberry Messenger.

For those who have avoided getting a Blackberry because they're not sleek and sexy enough, this new operating system may be worth checking out.

Here's the official RIM video showing exactly what to expect when Blackberry 6.0 goes live later this year: