Canadian carriers Bell and Virgin Mobile have officially released BlackBerry OS 18.104.22.168o for the BlackBerry Curve 8530. If you don’t have a device from Bell or Virgin Mobile, but, still want to install 22.214.171.1240, make sure you delete the vendor.xml file out of the installation directory on your PC before installing to your device.
BlackBerry Curve 8530
Boost Mobile today announced the availability of the BlackBerry Curve 8530 running on top of Sprint’s nationwide 3G network. The device will set you back $249.99 up front, but, you can get unlimited text, voice, and data for just $60 per month on Boost Mobiles pre-paid Unlimited BlackBerry Plan which is cheaper than anything you can get on a contract. You’ve got to admit that this not that bad of a deal so long as you just don’t have to have the newest of the new BlackBerry devices.
An internal document detailing upcoming end of life dates for various Verizon mobile devices has leaked its way onto the web. Of particular interest to RIMarkable readers might be the EOL of the BlackBerry Curve 9530 on September 16th, followed by the EOL of the BlackBerry Storm2 9550 on October 10th. This gives Verizon subscribers looking to upgrade their current BlackBerry device a good indication of when the BlackBerry Curve 9330 and the rumored BlackBerry Storm3 might become available…
The rumor of the day appears to the one coming from BBLeaks stating that Verizon is going to End of Life both the BlackBerry Storm2 9550 and the BlackBerry Curve 8530 to make way for new devices that will run BlackBerry 6. The big question for me, however, is will the BlackBerry Storm2 support BlackBerry 6? We’ve already heard that Verizon has stopped testing BlackBerry 6 on the Storm2 due memory issues.
We know are pretty sure that BB6 won’t run on the 8530 so it being EOLed kind of is expected even though it is less than a year old. Lets just hope that this isn’t the case on the BlackBerry Storm2.
OS 126.96.36.1994 for the BlackBerry Curve 8530 has been officially released by Philippines based wireless provider, Smart Communication, Inc.
To download this OS, point your browser to this link.
If you have the Blackberry Curve 8530, must always have the latest and greatest OS, and aren’t a Smart-Communication subscriber, you can still install this update by deleting the vendor.xml file and installing as usual.
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Looks like the rumors were right. OS 188.8.131.528 for the Verizon BlackBerry Curve 8530 is now available for download. You can pick it up from the link below…
BlackBerry OS 184.108.40.2069 has been officially released for the Sprint BlackBerry Storm 8530. You can download OS 220.127.116.119 via the link below.
BlackBerry OS 18.104.22.1683 hasn’t been officially released for the BlackBerry Curve 8530, however, that doesn’t mean that you can’t get it.