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BlackBerry OS 6.0 coming to Curve

BlackBerry OS 6.0 coming to Curve

Research in Motion (RIM) has announced that version 6.0 of the BlackBerry operating system (OS) will work with Curve 3G smartphones sold from the end of August.

The BlackBerry 9300 Curve 3G supports Wi-Fi connectivity, GPS navigation and multimedia functionality, along with the key emailing capabilities, which the BlackBerry range is built upon.

RIM CEO Mike Lazaridis said: "The majority of people in the worldwide mobile phone market have yet to buy their first smartphone and the BlackBerry Curve 3G is designed to provide an extremely attractive and accessible choice, that will help convince many of them to make the leap."

The 9300 Curve 3G currently uses BlackBerry OS 5, but Mr Lazaridis confirmed that it would be ready for version 6 when it is launched.

However, RIM would not say which network providers would act as partners under this intended launch.

It is safe to assume that UK consumers will have the chance to experience BlackBerry OS 6 on a model other than the recently unveiled 9800 Torch.

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