Difference between BlackBerry OS 5 & OS6

Which BlackBerry is right for you?  Here, we break down the difference between OS5 and OS6.

Blackberry Software 5.0 introduces the following feature on top of its existing functionality

(1) Email – Flags for follow ups and Mail folder management was introduced. In Flagging, assign due date, apply different colours and set reminders are added features which makes user to follow up important mails with priority.

(2) Calendar – Forward a calendar entry and view attachments from calendar entries.

(3) Files – Find, open, view, edit, save or email JPEG, PDF, MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint files directly from phone running Blackberry OS 5.

(4) Contacts – Wireless Contact Synchronization sync contacts in multiple contact folders and personal distribution list in users desktop.

(5) Gmail – Supports for many of the Gmail features like search, labels, stars, archive, conversation view and report spam.

(6) SMS – Displays as SMS threads looks like chat with emoticons and display pictures.

(7) Time Zone Automatic Detection is a known feature most of the phones do.

(8) BlackBerry Browser – Improved capabilities to experience the rich animations.

(9) BlackBerry Maps – Zoom available for close look, faster route calculation, automatic address detection (From email or web pages),Point of Interests and its rating in blackberry maps, Navigation, Photo Geotagging.

Blackberry Software 5.0 supports for the following models of Illinois Valley Cellular Blackberry handsets:

Available on: Storm 2 9550, Bold 9650*

*can upgrade to OS6

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Blackberry OS 6 is enhanced with the following features on top of its existing feature list from previous softwares

(1) Customised and Organised new home screen menu with customised add option of other menu items.

(2) Introducing two quick access areas,

a. One quick access area to manage connections, alarms and option screens.

b. Other quick access area on home screen is to enable access to most recent messages such as emails, SMS,BBM (Blackberry Messenger),Phone calls, upcoming appointments and facebook and twitter notifications.

(3) Introduces Universal Search Application to perform searches internally in the handset as well as web searches.

(4) Blackberry OS 6 Browser – Faster Browsing than ever before

a. New Start Page – Its implemented with a single URL entry box and Search entry box to enable user fast browsing

b. Tabbed Browsing – Enables user to browse multiple pages and keep tracking of open tabs.

c. Social feeds integration and option menu – Enable RSS feeds better than earlier versions and in browser options unnecessary options are automated and really wanted options are made available for users.

d. View Content Made Easy – Zoom of content is made easy and perfect by introducing multi touch in touch screen models. Its possible in normal models as well.

(5) Enhanced Media Player introduced.

Available on: Curve 9330, Style 9670

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The BlackBerry software updates are not compatible with all devices, to check your Illinois Valley Cellular device for updates, click here.

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About JC Heerdt

Research & Development for Illinois Valley Cellular. JC is the research wing of IVC's R&D dept... and loves to bring you wireless news, information and fun videos.

Posted on August 13, 2011, in OS5, OS6 and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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