Review: Blackberry Bold 9780 – Part 4

This is the first Blackberry that I’ve used that runs Blackberry OS 6. It’s different than what I’m used to, but I think it’s long overdue. As I said before, it’s far more media friendly as it does a limited amount of Flash and it has a variety of media types. It also comes with a webkit based browser which means surfing will be closer to what you would find with the iPhone. Universal Search is a welcome addition as I can find whatever I am looking for with ease. BlackBerry OS 6 includes a Social Feeds application which allows you to follow updates on your contacts from social networks and IM clients including all in one place. Integrated applications by default include AIM, BlackBerry Messenger, Facebook, Google Talk, MySpace, Twitter, Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo! Messenger. If you’re a social butterfly, you’ll love this. The only things that I am not thrilled about are that some of my favorite apps won’t run on Blackberry OS 6. That’s minor. The other thing is that Blackberry OS 6 seems to me to be a touch screen operating system that has been force fit onto a non-touch screen device. Some of the functions to do certain tasks like scroll through applications seem more at home on a Storm 2 rather than on this Blackberry. But that too is minor. Overall, Blackberry OS 6 is what every Blackberry user should be running.

I’ll finish up my review with the camera functionality and a final wrap up.

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