A new version of BlackBerry 6, OS 22.214.171.124 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800, has been officially released by French carrier Bouygues. The updated is said not to have any significant new functionality and primarily provides performance enhancements. Even though Bouygues is a French wireless carrier, OS 126.96.36.199 does support English an will run just fine on your device and can be downloaded from the link below.
One of the really cool things that I like about Android is the ability to search for anything by talking into your device. Rumor has it that Universal Voice Search is coming to BlackBerry 6 in an upcoming update. BlackBerry 6 users will be able to search contacts, email, calendar, tasks, apps, online services and even inside apps that are built to work with search.
AT&T has officially released OS 188.8.131.52 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800. You can download and install this update via BlackBerry Desktop Manager or download from the link below…
After recording the SMRpodcast last night, I pulled up and watched the first AT&T BlackBerry Torch commercial because there is an interesting quote in it. “Less an evolutionary leap, more like a triple axel.” The first time I saw this commercial, I just assumed that it was referring to the the Torch. I wonder now, however, if this really is referring to the operating system?
Robb put me on the spot a bit yesterday about downloading and installing the leaked BlackBerry 6 for the BlackBerry Bold 9650. He knows that I have slowed down my adoption of leaked OS versions because they all seem that same after a while, but, BlackBerry 6 is a new OS, so, I decided to give it a go. I wouldn’t call this an exhaustive review, but, more or less my initial thoughts…
BlackBerry 6, the next generation BlackBerry OS that debuted on the BlackBerry Torch, has been leaked for the BlackBerry Bold 9650. We’ve haven’t posted BlackBerry leaks for any device lately simply because they have been variations of OS 5 and you could barely tell the difference between them. OS 184.108.40.206, however, is the first BlackBerry 6 update for the BlackBerry Bold 9650 that we’ve heard of…
Can someone please explain to me why Research in Motion is releasing brand new BlackBerry devices that run BlackBerry operating systems less than BlackBerry 6? Devices like the BlackBerry Pearl 3G and Curve 3G say that they are BlackBerry 6 Ready, but, run new builds of BB OS 5 out of the box.
I understand that devices that came out before BlackBerry 6 like the BlackBerry Bold 9650 need to be BlackBerry 6 Ready, but, why put an old deprecated OS on a device released over a month after the debut of your next generation operating system? The BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330 was just officially announced today, so, why isn’t it coming with BlackBerry 6 installed, as compared to just being BlackBerry 6 ready?
Hopefully it won’t be too long before Verizon officially releases BlackBerry 6 for the BlackBerry Bold 9650, however, until they do, we will have to just watch leaked videos like this.
The AT&T BlackBerry Torch 9800 is now available. The Torch (a.k.a BlackBerry Slider) is the first BlackBerry device to feature a full touch screen as well as a vertical slide-out keyboard. The BlackBerry Torch is also the first device to run RIM’s BlackBerry 6, RIM’s new operating system featuring the WebKit BlackBerry Browser.
You can pick the AT&T BlackBerry Torch up for $199.99 on a 2-year contract or $499.99 with no plan. Head over to AT&T’s BlackBerry Torch page to get more information…
Adam over at CrackBerry.com did a comparison video of boot times between the BlackBerry Bold 9700, BlackBerry Bold 9650, and the new BlackBerry Torch 9800 running BlackBerry 6. I am not really stunned by how fast the Torch boots compared to the latest BlackBerry Bold model. It seems on par with (maybe a little slower than) the iPhone and Android devices. I am truly amazed, however, at just how long the other devices take to boot up. It’s kind of sad actually