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Blackberry OS 6.1 Update: Release Date ETA and Your Expectations

We have some great news for those of you who are already looking forward to version 6.1 of RIM’s BlackBerry smartphone OS. The company has just given us a release date update on when to expect the software, and it’s good news.

The information has been revealed courtesy of RIM’s latest year-end / Q4 fiscal 2011 earnings call, which you can read full details on here if you’re interested, courtesy of Engadget.

As for OS 6.1 though, RIM has stated that it will be out sometime this Spring, with a planned reveal due to take place at the BlackBerry World event in May. In further good news, we’re hearing that this update won’t be tagged as minor either, as RIM has apparently promised that this is a ‘major upgrade’, with a planned ‘UI overhaul’ possibly on the cards.

If you’re currently bored with the present look of the BlackBerry smartphone UI, then OS 6.1 looks like it is going to be a pretty big deal for you. If you are looking for previous leaks on BlackBerry OS 6.1, you may be interested in these hints on NFC support, and also these leaked screenshots that became available.

What are your current expectations of OS 6.1, what would you like to see?



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