RIM today announced a new improvised version of Facebook for BlackBerry v2.0 Beta available only for Beta Zone. The new version comes after almost gap of three year and brings in tons of new features like Chat for real time conversation. It also brings in new notification bar through which you can check out notifications, friend requests, and messages. User can access these notifications even if they are not inside the app.
News Feed also has been improved with ability to add photos to friends Walls, update, check in to Facebook Places etc and makes it easier to like/comment on friends update without accidently clicking on like.
Initially the app is app is available only for Beta Zone users and only for those sporting BlackBerry OS 6 device. All in all this is a pretty huge update from the previous version of the app and since there are very limited number of downloads available be quick to get hold of your copy of Facebook for BlackBerry v2.0 Beta.
Research In Motion (RIM) is expected to launch three new BlackBerry handsets, along with an update to their OS soon. Now the folks over at Salomondrin have got their hands on another upcoming BlackBerry the 9780. The BlackBerry 9780 features an HVGA (480×320) screen, along with Wi-Fi b/g, 2G and 3G connectivity. However, from the available information the screen of the phone does not look like a touch-screen one.
The BlackBerry 9780 looks similar to the BlackBerry 9700 Bold. In all probability, the 9780 will be a successor of the 9700 Bold. The handset will also be running on the upcoming BlackBerry OS 6. Other specifications of the 9780 are similar to the 9700 Bold, except for the 512MB of RAM and a 5MP camera.
BlackBerry, like Nokia have been unable to catch up with the touchevolution in mobile phones. The BlackBerry Storm and the Storm 2 were a major failure, thanks to the out-dated BlackBerry OS. Now all the BlackBerry fans have pinned their hopes on the next generation BlackBerry OS, and it looks like they won’t be disappointed. Salomondrin have posted a video of the new browser in the upcoming BlackBerry OS in action.
The new browser on the BlackBerry OS 6 is based on the same webkit code used by Apple’s Safari web-browser and the Android web-browser. In the Acid3 benchmark, the new BlackBerry browser outperformed both the iPhone 4 and HTC Incredible. However, users should keep in mind that the HTC Incredible was running on Android 2.1, and not on Android 2.2 (Froyo).
Here is the video I am talking about :
The HTML5 score of the webkit browser is impressive as well. Looks like RIM has been working hard behind the scene to make sure BlackBerry OS 6 and its future devices meet the expectations of the general public. Kudos to RIM for this!
RIM just announced the Blackberry 6 OS at the ongoing WES 2010. The new Blackberry 6 OS features multi touch support, a new HTML 5 compatible web-kit based web browser, a brand new UI and a cover flow like music player.
RIM did not mention anything about the new features of the upcoming OS, but some information did leak out. The new OS will feature a brand new homescreen, along with smooth transitions and new pop-up menus. The Messaging and the Gallery application of the phone have also been revamped. It is also said that the web browser will support multiple tabs. The phone supports pinch zooming as well. The new OS is also more touch optimized.
The company also released a demo video of the new OS at their official youtube channel.