Latest in Blackberry

Image credit:

BlackBerry 6 coming in third quarter of this year

Chris Ziegler
04.26.10
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

RIM's co-CEO Mike Lazaridis just announced in an analyst call today that the company's next platform -- coined BlackBerry 6 -- will be available "in the next calendar quarter," which we take to mean the third quarter of 2010. We weren't able to see a video preview of the platform that was shown to analysts attending the event, but the demo apparently showed a touchscreen interface; a follow-up question from the audience confirmed that it'll be available for both touch and non-touch devices, though. Interestingly, Lazaridis said that the company's all-new WebKit-based browser is part and parcel with 6, pointing out that the rendering engine will have implications throughout the platform and the apps that run on it, not just on the browser alone; in other words, we wouldn't expect a release of a WebKit browser from these guys for OS 5.0-based devices. Speaking of OS 5.0, the intention is that every device in RIM's portfolio will eventually run 6, but not everything in the market today will necessarily be upgradeable -- Lazaridis says that they'll "do [their] best," but he's not making any guarantees. More on this as we get it.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

View
TiVo gave its unannounced Edge DVR to a customer

TiVo gave its unannounced Edge DVR to a customer

View
Facebook will shut down Group Stories on September 26th

Facebook will shut down Group Stories on September 26th

View
The best Alexa-compatible smart-home devices for Amazon Echo

The best Alexa-compatible smart-home devices for Amazon Echo

View
After Math: Being better than being best

After Math: Being better than being best

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr