Research In Motion (RIM) has launched the much-anticipated BlackBerry Style 9670 smartphone. The new flip smartphone features a full QWERTY BlackBerry keyboard that makes email, messaging and real-time chats with BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) easy, the new BlackBerry 6 operating system and a wide range of advanced communications and multimedia capabilities.
Apart from these, the phone also includes a 5 megapixel camera with flash and support for video recording, built-in GPS for location-based apps and geo-tagging, Wi-Fi for faster connectivity and extended data coverage, and an expandable memory slot for up to 32GB of additional storage.
The BlackBerry Style features an optical trackpad for fluid navigation and boasts two large displays, an external screen for quickly viewing notifications and messages, and a high-resolution internal display that makes Web browsing or watching videos a pleasure. The BlackBerry Style smartphone will also be available in two colours – Steel Grey and Royal Purple.
BlackBerry 6 features a redesigned interface that retains the familiar and trusted features that distinguish the BlackBerry brand. It includes expanded messaging capabilities with intuitive features to simplify the management of social networking and RSS feeds (Social Feeds) and provides integrated access to BBM, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and various instant messaging applications that are preinstalled on the BlackBerry Style smartphone.
BlackBerry 6 also integrates a new WebKit-based browser that renders HTML Web pages (as well as HTML email) quickly for a great browsing experience. It features tabs for accessing multiple sites simultaneously, mouse-like navigation with the optical trackpad and a zoom feature that auto-wraps text in a column, while maintaining the placement of a page's key elements for easy viewing and navigation.
Universal search allows users to search through email, messages, contacts, music, videos and more on the smartphone, as well as extend searches to the Internet or to discover applications on BlackBerry App World. The BlackBerry Style also includes a preinstalled YouTube app and Podcasts app.