Blackberry OS 6 specs and pics leak onto the ‘Net

Posted by Aharon Etengoff

An anonymous "source" at AT&T has reportedly leaked pictures and specs of RIM's BlackBerry OS 6.

The pictures - which were obtained by the Boy Genius Report - purportedly show a new (WebKit) browser with tab switching (transparent overlay), new favorites and multitouch.

In addition, the new OS 6 boasts a "redone" media player with "finger" navigation capabilities that allows users to browse album art work and touch specific album covers to start playing.

"Here is what we can tell you about OS 6.0 that we saw in action. RIM has finally implemented system-wide kinetic scrolling with rubberbanding," wrote BGR.

"This makes the experience a bit more fluid when scrolling through lists, web pages, emails, and the like. There is also multitouch system-wide, from the web browser to the photos application, and yes, pinch to zoom is in there."

Other key features include:

  • New inbox, with larger thumbnails to clearly identify message source.
  • Integrated RSS feeds (inbox).
  • Upgraded, completely customizable homescreen.
  • Modal popups with gestures.
  • Improved photo app navigation.

BlackBerry OS6 is expected to hit the hot city streets by June or July.