The new BlackBerry 6 OS will run on the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and 9650 smartphones, RIM said in a statement on Tuesday. The announcement came as RIM launched the Blackberry Torch 9800, which PCMag.com was able to examine via some hands-on time.
The BlackBerry 6 OS updates almost everything about the BlackBerry experience. While it seems to be best designed for touch screen phones like the new BlackBerry Torch 9800, it will run on the older, non-touch-screen phones as well.
BlackBerry 6 gives BlackBerry users a new, WebKit-based Web browser that should be on par with the iPhone and Android browsers. It offers new social networking and text messaging applications. The OS also supports basic features like multitasking and copy-and-paste, just as previous versions of the BlackBerry OS did.
The new OS will also be available for the BlackBerry Pearl 3G, which is not currently available from any
If you plan to spend much time in Saudi Arabia or Unite Arab Emirates, you might consider not taking the Torch or any other BlackBerry. Both countries have said that they plan to ban the use of BlackBerry messaging and web browsing for "security reasons" because the data is encrypted and processed outside of their borders.
And maybe India & Bahrain could be the next that will also in banning the use this functions.