At the press event that takes place on Tuesday, August 3 in New York, RIM is expected to announce a new BlackBerry handset running on a brand new Blackberry OS 6.0. The new combo hardware & OS is designed to compete more effectively with Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android smartphones.

imageRumors have already been leaked to the Blogosphere about the new device identified as the BlackBerry 9800 (AKA BlackBerry Torch) featuring a touchscreen and a vertical slide out keyboard similar to the Palm Pre.

The new Blackberry OS 6.0 will be more consumer friendly, better Social Network integration and a WebKit-based browser.

The below video shows Blackberry OS 6.0 on a rumored Blackberry 9780, which perhaps could be unveiled at the same event.

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