We know that BlackBerry Messenger 6.0 is coming soon but right now it is simply sitting in the Beta Zone. N4BB heard word from one of their sources that received an email from RIM about BBM 6. The email said:
Please be advised that BlackBerry® Messenger 6.0 for BlackBerry smartphones is scheduled to release as part of BlackBerry® 7 OS and will be available in BlackBerry App World™ storefront on July 27, 2011.”
The new features and enhancements for BBM 6.0 include the following items:
BBM connected apps: Users can connect supported apps to BBM and benefit from additional social features, including additional chat options, the ability to share app activity, and more.
Adding contacts: The Invite screen has been improved so that users can quickly type contact information in the field at the top of the screen.
BBM™ Groups: Users can share links to GPS locations, podcasts, and webpages with a group.
Chats: Users can send and receive appointments
Who knows if this means BBM 6 will launch by itself to prepare for OS 7 or it will be actually launching on July 27th alongside a BBM 7 device. Should be interesting to see how this plays out.