Enterprise Mobility: BlackBerry 6 Appeals to Business Users, Media Junkies

 
 
By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2010-08-02
 
 
 

BlackBerry 6 Appeals to Business Users, Media Junkies

by Nicholas Kolakowski

BlackBerry 6 Appeals to Business Users, Media Junkies

Home Screen

RIM wanted to retain the BlackBerry home screens familiar look, but also update it with sleeker-looking icons and a somewhat more streamlined interface.

Home Screen

Interface

The BlackBerry 6 interface has been designed for easy access to the Connections, Alarm and Options screens.

Interface

Notification Bar

In that "easy access" theme, BlackBerry 6 allows you to tap the home pages Notification Bar to see your most recent e-mails, phone calls and calendar updates.

Notification Bar

Universal Search

BlackBerrys Universal Search application not only hunts through your smartphone, but also Web resources such as Google and YouTube.

Universal Search

Multimedia

BlackBerry 6 takes a multimedia-centric approach, in a bid to compete more heartily against Google Android and the Apple iPhone.

Multimedia

Customization

BlackBerry 6 allows users to customize their home screens.

Customization

Loading Music

Music can be loaded onto the device via BlackBerry Media Sync.

Loading Music

Organizing Photos

Photos can be organized by event or date, viewed as a slide show, shared and explored via "pinch-to-zoom."

Organizing Photos

Managing Videos

Videos in BlackBerry 6 can be played in three sizes (original, fit to screen, full screen), and shared via the YouTube video uploader.

Managing Videos

Camera Mode

The BlackBerry 6 camera mode offers a variety of scene modes, including "Sports" and "Party."

Camera Mode

App Search

Users can search for new multimedia apps via BlackBerry App World.

App Search

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