Research in Motion has announced via BlackBerry Beta Zone that they will now offer consumers from the US, Canada and the UK the ability to download beta version of BlackBerry 6 for select devices and carriers…

Beginning early this year, we will be providing consumers from the US, Canada and the UK using particular wireless networks the opportunity to participate in beta programs dedicated to BlackBerry 6.0 Device Software.

We are excited to open our doors to you for beta testing the latest BlackBerry Device Software and we look forward to your continued involvement in our programs as BlackBerry Beta Zone grows.

To prepare for these upcoming programs, we ask that you please take the following actions to ensure your eligibility*:

In your BlackBerry Beta Zone profile, please update the following information:

  1. In the “Contact” tab, update to the current BlackBerry smartphone model and PIN you are using, as well as your Country
  2. In the “BlackBerry Smartphone” tab, ensure you have provided the most up-to-date carrier information

These programs will have limited capacity for participants and registration will end once the spots have been filled.

Your feedback has been instrumental in helping us to improve the site and our programs. We encourage you to continue voicing your opinions and sharing your ideas with us.

Best Regards,
The BlackBerry Beta Zone Team

Currently U.S. T-Mobile subscribers with the BlackBerry Bold 9700, Curve 3G 9300, or the Bold 9780 can download beta versions of BlackBerry 6.  There are, however, a limited number of spots in the beta program, so, you need to act fast if you want to get in.