I just had an unusual experience watching a YouTube video for the new OS 6.0 being released by RIM for its Blackberry devices. The OS will only be available for certain models, and from the looks of the vid I’m guessing it’s only going to be available for the newer BB models such as the Storm, Bold, and Tour. It seems to rely on touchscreen technology, so I’m not sure how it will work on the non-touch models, but I’m not too worried since I have the Storm 2.
The reason I had an unusual experience watching the video is because it’s super-fem. You can’t really even focus on the new features because you have a bunch of actors shaking in epileptic fits in the background. It also uses “Boom Boom Pow” from the Black Eyed Peas as the soundtrack, which has lost its appeal since it’s almost a year old. The video is just an odd way of promoting an otherwise huge advancement in your product’s technology. I’d rather see some nerd on the screen with black horned-rim glasses and a lab coat talking about the new features, rather than a wannabe hip portrayal of your new software, mmmmm beat.
Cracked out video aside, the Blackberry OS 6.0 looks wonderful. Although, it really is a cheaper version of the iPhone OS. I won’t try and pretend that it isn’t trying to mimic the touch mastery that Apple has in place on its iPhone OS devices. I guess if you can’t beat them steal their innovations.
The OS 6.0 update should be available sometime in the 3rd quarter of this year, which is between July and September. Check out the clusterbang of a video which RIM debuted at the WES 2010 conference this week. You’ve been copied…
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