AT&T’s BlackBerry Bold upgrade rolling out now

By on August 25, 2009 at 10:01 AM.

AT&T’s BlackBerry Bold upgrade rolling out now

Happy Tuesday, BlackBerry fans — it looks like AT&T has a little present for you this morning. We’re getting a bunch of emails from readers letting us know that AT&T’s upgraded Bold OS is alive and ready to rock, just like we told you it would be. For those of you who were too lazy to have visual voicemail set up early — or just too busy to deal with customer service — things just got a whole lot easier for you. So what are you waiting for? Let us know if the upgrade is available for you yet and if so, let us know how it goes in the comments section.

UPDATE: As we should have mentioned initially, once you’ve upgraded you can activate the visual voicemail option yourself from within the Manage My Account section on the AT&T site. One of our readers, Tarun, was kind enough to send in a screenshot, which is found after the break.

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BlackBerry Bold pulled from shelves in Japan

By on February 27, 2009 at 11:11 AM.

BlackBerry Bold pulled from shelves in Japan

It looks like four bands of HSPA is too much for a BlackBerry to handle as Japanese carrier DoCoMo has suspended all sales of the Bold due to overheating issues. Since its February 20th launch, DoCoMo has sold approximately 4,000 Bolds but after receiving more than 30 complaints about overheating keypads while charging, DoCoMo decided it was best to halt sales while RIM investigates the matter. RIM is being quite tight-lipped on the matter and would only comment with, “This issue appears to be specifically limited to the BlackBerry Bold devices sold in Japan since last week and sales of BlackBerry Bold devices in other countries are unaffected by this matter.” RIM went on to clarify that faulty batteries are not to blame. For those of you scoring at home, this brings the number of carriers that have suspended sales of the Bold up to two thus far. Anyone taking bets on who might be the third?

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Hands on with RIM’s BlackBerry Application Suite on the HTC Fuze

By on February 16, 2009 at 10:21 PM.

Hands on with RIM’s BlackBerry Application Suite on the HTC Fuze

Well, it has been rumored forever, caught on video, and we’ve even done our part in sharing the news as well, but we can’t hold out on y’all any longer — we have been toying with the BAS for the greater part of a month. It’s a solid effort on RIM’s part, but will it do anything for them or just waste engineer’s precious time? The answer, friends, is in our review after the break.

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BlackBerry OS 5.0: your first looky looky

By on September 19, 2008 at 6:44 AM.

BlackBerry OS 5.0: your first looky looky

Remember when we first mentioned OS 5.0 nearly one and a half years ago? Yes, it’s been that long. Although that version matured into what we now know as OS 4.5, earlier this year, we broke the story about the formal introduction of OS 5.0 within the walls of Waterloo. Many revisions and version updates later, including a few different creative direction changes — we now have OS 4.6.0 (Bold and Pearl Flip), as well as the upcoming OS 4.6.1 (Javelin/8900 and 8350i) and OS 4.7.0 (Storm) — OS 4.5.0 still hasn’t been officially released in the United States, home of RIM’s largest user base. Hit the jump for the full run down!

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