Will RIM Be Able To Compete With iPhone OS 4.0 With The New BlackBerry 6 OS?

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One of the most striking aspects about BlackBerry 6 is the focus on networking, media consumption and user interface of the device. Here are some of the most notable aspects about the newly unveiled BlackBerry OS.
BlackBerry's UI has apparently been one of the key focus areas in the new BlackBerry platform. The new OS platform includes multitouch featureswith many new gestures. The home screen has been significantly revamped with pop-up menu options, pull-down notifications and the ability to search from home screen. Also, the web browsing experience has been given a face-lift with the introduction of tabbed browsing and a Webkit rendering engine that reduces the page-loading time.
As RIM's official teaser video (embedded below) demonstrates, BlackBerry 6 OS brings a lot of new updates to the native media app, which is predominantly focused on improving the overall media consuming experience for the user.
BlackBerry users have enjoyed the Messenger service for quite some time. However, Lazaridis' statements signal a new strategy to aggressively market the Messenger on the new BlackBerry platform as a social networking tool.
The video of new BlackBerry OS looks pretty good butBlackBerry 6 OSis not exactly revolutionary since many of these features already exist on the iPhone OS. However, as folks at
note, the launch of the new BlackBerry 6 platform could be in an attempt to target the iPhone user segment with improved social networking features that do not currently exist on the Apple platform.
What do you think? Will RIM be able to finally compete with the iPhone with its new BlackBerry OS Should Apple be worried with the release of
in summer? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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