In Short

Version 6 of the BlackBerry operating system introduced a new home screen layout which separated icons into separate panes and a new universal search mechanism to find all sorts of information on the device and on the web. Many user interface elements were adapted in BlackBerry 6 for touch input, including the multitasking window. The web browser added tab support, and the music player included a new Wi-Fi sync function through BlackBerry Desktop Manager. A new podcasts app allowed users to catch their favorite shows, but the biggest addition on the app side was Social Feeds, which conglomerated feeds from Twitter, Facebook, and RSS into a single unified interface.  The BlackBerry browser was revamped to be powered by WebKit, putting it on par with other smartphones. BlackBerry 6 was introduced in the first BlackBerry slider, the Torch 9800.