After yesterdays leak of BlackBerry 6.1, we've seen some great stuff roll out already. There were some extracted apps as well as a sweet new Six dot X theme. In his work to extract icons from the soon to be released OS, Dave came across some new ones we haven't seen before that will show up on the next generation devices. Included in the mix are what we think to be a compass, NFC, BlackBerry Wallet and the BlackBerry Bridge icon (as we saw in our PlayBook Setup and BlackBerry Bridge Setup tutorials). All we have to work on is the icon images themselves, but some detective work and what we already know about BlackBerry 6.1 and some upcoming phones lets us piece it all together. There are various cod files in the OS as well that point the way back to the icons, so it's a pretty safe bet as to what we'll see. We know the new BlackBerry Touch photos that leaked yesterday had a few icons blacked out... the odds are good the above were maybe at least *some* of them.
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