If you are the owner of a Sprint BlackBerry Bold 9650 or BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330, you can update your device to BlackBerry 6 by installing OS 188.8.131.525 OTA, or, manually by downloading it to your computer from here…
It seems like over the passed couple of weeks there have been several signs and indications that BlackBerry 6 upgrades for the BlackBerry Bold 9650 and the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330 could drop any time. More evidence indicating that the new OS could be coming soon are the BlackBerry 6 Upgrade Guides that have been showing up in Verizon Stores.
There is a really good editorial over on Engadget by tech editor Joanna Stern. I recently damaged my BlackBerry Storm and found myself in almost exactly the same situation. I wanted to buy a new BlackBerry, however, no BlackBerry exists that does all the things that, going by today’s standards, smartphones should do.
Check out “RIM seems to be as lost as my BlackBerry”… It truly is a good read.
It seems like BlackBerry 6 Leaks are coming out weekly these days. OS 184.108.40.2068 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 has been found online and is “currently” available for download. As always, leaked BlackBerry software is completely unsupported by Research in Motion and your carrier, so, install with caution and make sure that you have a good back up of your device before you install…
Check out some of our top posts from last week, and, be sure to check out episode #48 of the SMRpodcast. Chris’s theory on the ice in Chicago is hilarious…
BlackBerry 6 Soon To Be Released For Bold 9650 and Curve 9330: Simulators Now Available — Research in Motion released BlackBerry 6 simulators for both the BlackBerry Bold 9650 and the BlackBerry Curve 9330.
Consumer Reports — AT&T Is The Worst Wireless Carrier In United States… By Far — Consumer reports conducted a survey of its members on their thoughts of their wireless service provider and AT&T fared significantly worse than its competitors.
BlackBerry App World Now Accepting Apps For BlackBerry PlayBook — BlackBerry App World started accepting BlackBerry PlayBook app submissions. Any developer getting a tablet application accepted into App World gets a free BlackBerry PlayBook.
Video: Mike Lazaridis Demos The BlackBerry PlayBook At Dive Into Mobile Conference — Mike Lazaridis gave a 6 minute hands-on demo of the the BlackBerry PlayBook at All Things Digital’s Dive Into Mobile Conference.
RIM Renames WES To BlackBerry World Conference — To get a little more in line with all that is going on within the company, Research in Motion changed the named of WES, their biggest conference of the year, to BlackBerry World.
Here is another interview at the Dive Into Mobile conference where Research in Motion co-CEO, Mike Lazaridis, is showing off of the BlackBerry PlayBook. I believe that the PlayBook mania all-out marketing blizt has commenced…
[Via All Things D]
Earlier today we showed you the video of Research in Motion’s founder and co-CEO Mike Lazaridis giving a live demo of the BlackBerry PlayBook at the Dive Into Mobile conference yesterday evening. What may even be of more interest, however, are some of the comments he made during his time on stage with Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg from All Things Digital…
Of particular note were Lazaridis’s comment’s on BlackBerry 6. When asked about the latest incarnation of the BlackBerry OS, Lazaridis had this to say… “It really is the foundation of us going forward on the BlackBerry”.
As the co-CEO of Research in Motion, unless RIM isn’t looking to sell another BlackBerry device between now and the time a QNX OS based BlackBerry hits the shelves, Lazaridis really couldn’t have said much else. If he had, much like when Microsoft announced Windows Phone 7 and their Win Mo 6.5 sales all but completely came to screeching halt, no one would buy a new BlackBerry device if they new RIM was putting all there efforts into a new OS.
Let’s just hope that BlackBerry 6 is the foundation of BlackBerry operating systems going forward for no longer than the time it takes a hardware manufacture to squeeze a dual core processor into a phone small enough to fit into my front pants pocket…. RIM needs a QNX powered BlackBerry ASAP…
There is a pretty good chance that a Verizon Flyer, if it hasn’t already, will hit your mailbox over the next few days that touts the benefits of BlackBerry 6. Verizon doesn’t currently offer BlackBerry 6 on any of its devices, at least not officially, so, it is probably a pretty safe bet the the official release of BlackBerry 6 for the BlackBerry Bold 9650 and the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330 is imminent.
BlackBerry 6 Simulators for both the 9650 and the 9330 have already been released so I am betting that we will see the actual OS releases coming within days.
Attention BlackBerry Bold 9700 users… There is another BlackBerry 6 leak, OS 220.127.116.110, online and ready for download if you are looking to upgrade your device to BlackBerry 6. No word on the stability of this build, so, as always, install at your in risk and make sure that you have a good backup of your device before you do…
You can download OS 18.104.22.1680 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 from:
BlackBerry 6 Simulators for the BlackBerry Bold 9650 and the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330 are now available which probably means that the official release of BlackBerry 6 on each of these devices isn’t too far behind.
The OS build for both simulators is 22.214.171.1247, however, it is not confirmed if this will be the version of BlackBerry 6 released for these devices, nor, do we have a definitive date of when BlackBerry 6 will actually come out.
You can download BlackBerry OS Simulators for all BlackBerry devices here…
[Via Berry Review]