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BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 Running OS 6.1 Pictures

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We’re seeing more and more pictures of the Bold Touch 9900 as it nears an official announcement. The device looks to have a really awesome form factor, reminiscent of the Bold 9000 but slimmer and modern. The Bold Touch in this picture is running OS 6.1 too.

What do you think? Looks like a device you would buy? This device would be great paired with a PlayBook. Touch, touch, touch!

More pictures after the jump.
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An Overview of OS 6.1, Next Generation of Super Apps, BlackBerry Platform Development and More

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BlackBerry Application Development Roadmap

At the BlackBerry Developer Day RIM had several slides for developers that did everything from outline the BlackBerry Platform at large, to some specifics about OS 6.1 and the roadmap for 2011. From the slides, we can see that RIM sees the next generation (read OS 6.1) of apps will leverage the following:

  • Super App status
  • BBM Social Platform
  • Near Field Communication (NFC)
  • Augmented Reality
  • Enhanced Map APIs
  • Barcode APIs

It’s great that RIM is opening up these APIs and features because they will not only complement existing apps, but some developers will find ways of using 1 or 2 of these features to create an excellent app for the BlackBerry Platform. Click through for more slides and info you may have missed.
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All New BlackBerrys Leaked Including New Curve Touch Malibu

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We’re pretty familiar with RIM’s 2011 lineup for the most part, but a recent leak shows us a new device we haven’t seen before and it looks pretty cool. The BlackBerry Curve Malibu, a touchscreen Curve device, looks really slick and while the specs may not blow you away, they’re still a step up and the form factor is probably its best selling point. The device is rumored to be marketed as an “entry-level” device, much like the Curve series in general, so it should be interesting to see how this touchscreen device fares in the market.

Included with the device lineup leaks is some news about BlackBerry 6.1 and the improvements it will bring in terms of gaming, apps, graphics and augmented reality. OS 6.1 will feature something called “liquid graphics”, for smoother graphics processing, more homescreen and UI customization options, voice-activated Universal Search and a generally faster experience thanks to the hardware boost.

Other devices in the CDMA 2011 lineup leaked include: the Monaco (new Storm), Sedona (new Curve) and Montana (touchscreen Bold). Hit the jump for the leaked slides and details:
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