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BlackBerry OS 5.0 to be released for existing devices starting this week?

October 24th, 2009

While the launch of the BlackBerry Storm2 on Verizon is widely expected to take place on October 28th and the Bold 9700 is so close we can almost taste it, owners of current generation BlackBerry smartphones — the Pearl Flip 8220/8230, Curve 8330/8350i/8900, Bold 9000, Storm 9500/9530 and Tour 9630 — should be pleased to note that RIM is all set for the launch OS 5.0. Specific dates aren’t easily pinned down as it more or less depends on the device one has and the carrier one is with, but thanks to our connects we know, for example, that Verizon will be dropping for the OS 5.0 for the Storm 9530 tomorrow evening with a fall back date set for Monday.

RIM dethrones Apple as US BlackBerry sales in Q1 soar

May 4th, 2009

While RIM’s next-generation handsets such as the Bold, Storm and Curve 8900 are already flooding the marketplace — and a new wave including the Tour and Curve 8520 are on the horizon — it looks like RIM’s bread and butter is still the trusty old Curve 83xx series. According to recent analysis by The NPD …

No camera version of BlackBerry 8350i now available from Sprint

April 13th, 2009

Tired of having to turn your precious BlackBerry over to an attendant every time you hit your gym locker room? Sure it’s a bit later than the rumor mill had anticipated, but Sprint may finally have the answer for you. The 8350i is now available without that pesky 2 megapixel shooter. Pricing on the 8350i …

Sprint EOL list reveals target Palm Pre launch, plenty more

February 4th, 2009

Sprint customers, have you found yourself wondering what Hesse & Co. have in store for you this year beyond the illustrious Palm Pre? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. While we can’t post the list itself, one of our ninjas came through with a tasty internal document that may shed some light on things for you. …

Sprint BlackBerry Curve 8350i FINALLY gets official

December 15th, 2008

It might not warrant quite the fanfare received by the coming of “the first touchscreen BlackBerry” but iDEN addicts will be excited to learn that RIM’s most advanced Push-to-Talk (PTT) enabled device ever is finally official. We showed you live images of the 8350i last month and since then we’ve received a constant onslaught of …

Sprint’s BlackBerry 8350i in the woods

November 25th, 2008

For those of you clinging to your iDEN network with dear life, you probably never thought this day would come. Well, it has, and we’ve got some live pictures of Sprint’s BlackBerry 8350i. One of our ninjas took some time out to photograph one for us and gave us a quick rundown. Here we go: …