The latest BlackBerry operating system leaked out two weeks ago and now that everyone’s had some time to play around with it, the finer upgrades have been identified. Most of them require an appropriately updated BlackBerry Enterprise Server as well, which we’ve already heard will support remote file access, conference call-in functions and e-mail flags, but there’s plenty of new features on the way as well.
- Stationary date header in Messages
- Sort messages by request, color, status and due date
- Create, edit and delete folders
- Forward Calendar items and view Calendar attachments
- Significantly improved speed using BlackBerry Maps, thanks in part to pre-loading
- Open message origin in Maps, if available
- Viewing geotagged photos in Maps
- Holding menu key opens application switch
- Low memory warnings
- Encrypted PIN messages
- QWERTY keyboard in portrait on the BlackBerry Storm
We’ve been seeing a lot of OS 5.0 lately, so odds are we’ll be seeing a public release in the fairly near future, probably WES on May 4th.