RIM launches BlackBerry OS 6



This one was  just round the corner – few hours ago Blackberry’s Canadian maker Research in Motion launched the eagerly awaited Blackberry OS 6 at a press event in New York . To say RIM has a lot riding on BlackBerry 6 is an understatement. With new kids on the block like Android and iOS stepping in with drool worthy apps and attractive User Interfaces, the BlackBerrys (along with Nokias) have been sitting in a corner.

The press event, co-hosted by AT&T also saw the company unveiling the BlackBerry Torch smartphone which in U.S. will be available exclusively from AT&T starting August 12. BlackBerry 6 will also have backward compatibility for select BlackBerry smartphones, quite probably the BlackBerry Bold 9700, BlackBerry Bold 9650, and the BlackBerry Pearl 3G.

RIM is also releasing a new SDK (software development kit) for BlackBerry 6, so developers can get a start creating OS-specific apps and updates.

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