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Announcing BlackBerry Device Software 6.0

BlackBerry Device Software 6.0 


Product Overview


BlackBerry® Device Software 6.0 features a redesigned interface that seamlessly works with a touch screen and trackpad, expanded messaging capabilities that simplify managing social media and RSS feeds, an advanced multimedia experience that rivals the best in the industry, a convenient new Universal Search tool, and a new and efficient WebKit-based browser that renders web pages quickly and beautifully for a great browsing experience.





  • Support for  slide-out keyboard, touch screen and trackpad
  • Enhanced Webkit-based Browser

    • Open multiple web pages at the same time using tabbed browsing
    • Support for HTML 5 
    • View enhanced web page rendering
  • Universal Search

    • Available from the Home screen, Messages Application, Media application, Options application and more
  • Multimedia

    • Music

      • Support for Wi-Fi® music sync
      • Scroll through songs while playing a song
      • Select artist or album to view related songs while playing a song
    • Videos

      • Set video thumbnail
    • Pictures

      • Select multiple pictures at the same time
      • Sort pictures by date
  • Security

    • View IT policy information from the Security Status Information screen in the Options application
  • Pre-loaded applications:

    • Facebook® for BlackBerry® smartphones 1.8
    • BlackBerry Podcasts® for BlackBerry smartphones 1.0
    • Social Feeds® 1.0
    • YouTube™



Compatibility with Existing BlackBerry Smartphones


BlackBerry Device Software 6.0 will debut on the new BlackBerry® Torch™ smartphone and is also designed to run on select BlackBerry smartphones already in market. Subject to carrier certifications in the months ahead, the new OS is expected to be available for the BlackBerry® Bold™ 9700, BlackBerry® Bold™ 9650 and BlackBerry® Pearl™ 3G, as well as future BlackBerry smartphones.