I got a chance to learn more about RIM’s new smartphone offerings in a WES session. Three of RIM’s experts were in attendance: Andrew Bocking, Product Marketing Engineer, Carlo Chiarello, Director of Product Management, and David Smith, Director of Product Management. The group went into details about the new devices and their accompanying accessories. I’ve posted the audio, which is a good listen if you’re interested in learning more about the major announcements, and I’ll follow up with more shortly.
Topics include (in chronological order):
- New device overview
- Device product lines overview (how the new devices fit into the entire device lineup)
- New chargers and accessories
- OS 5 overview (which Bocking called “BlackBerry 5”)
- BlackBerry 6 (lots of small details about the user interface and design philosophy)
- The WebKit Browser