Research In Motion says it'll reveal the sixth version of its BlackBerry operating system in the third quarter of 2010. However it's released a video showing elements of v6.0 at the Wireless Enterprise Symposium event this week. Look out for multi-touch support, redesigned apps and a new home screen experience.
Research In Motion Limited has announced a new service called BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5, which will offer voice-over-WiFi calling from later this year. BlackBerry MVS 5 works with Cisco Unified Communications Manager to provide a business user with the ability to use their regular fixed-line office telephone number and extension from their BlackBerry device. It means businesses can let their staff receive calls on their regular office phone numbers whenever they're connected to a WiFi network.
Calls made through BlackBerry MVS 5 are routed through the company's Private Branch Exchange (PBX) system. Employees also benefit from the convenience of a single work phone number shared between their desk phone and BlackBerry smartphone. Incoming calls can ring simultaneously on the employee’s desk phone and their BlackBerry.
Iain Graham, Mark Bridge and James Rosewell take their usual off-beat look at the latest industry headlines in this week's edition of The Fonecast. John Ryan offers retail merchandising advice - and there's a preview (or should that be a forecast?) of the BlackBerry Storm.
A review of the Nokia 7373 and Sony Ericsson K810i, all the news plus "Are we all swapping Pink for Prada?". There's also a look at Lyric EMI and Ascendo Photos for Blackberry.