Have you been waiting for BBM 6 to officially release? One of our sources let us know that RIM has started sending out notifications with the following:

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:

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  • 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
This begs the question: If BBM 6 is apart of OS 7, and BBM 6 is to release on July 27th, could that mean an OS 7 device will release around the same time? It’s not clear just yet, but we’d give a big Kudos to RIM if that nifty looking Bold 9900 would release this month.