Research in Motion (NASDAQ: RIMM) sent out an announcement for an even today (August 3rd) over the weekend in which the company announced that it will introduce a new product, which many presume to be a phone running BlackBerry OS 6 on AT&T (NYSE: T).
The announcement has logos for both AT&T and BlackBerry, with a gigantic, shadowed blue number six in the lower right hand corner of the image. Research in Motion hasn’t explicitly stated that it will release BlackBerry OS 6, however, the announcement strongly implies that a BlackBerry OS 6 enabled phone will be announced on the AT&T network.
RIM has been hinting at new features in BlackBerry 6 through a series of blog posts and videos on its websites. Research in Motion has previously demonstrated an on-device search, a WebKit-based browser, easy-to-use media functions and a new podcasting app.
The Boy Genius Report is reporting that the product which will be introduced will be a “BlackBerry 9800 touchscreen slider,” however, RIM hasn’t confirmed that.
Research in Motion needs a major boost in mind share where smart phone users are increasingly moving to devices powered by Google’s Android smart phone OS and Apple’s iPhone OS. BlackBerry is currently the number one smartphone platform in terms of market share, however, many pundits consider RIM to be behind its competitors in terms of applications, web usage and interface design.