I sort of feel bad for any "uninitiated" BlackBerry users stumbling upon CrackBerry.com today for the first time... the homepage blogs are full of these scary looking white screen captures full of funny numbers that likely don't mean much. But to the hardcore CrackBerry users out there, it's a joyous sight to behold. Next in line up for some OS 5.0 love is the newly released BlackBerry Curve 8520 which also gets version 188.8.131.52 software. This is pretty huge news. So many OS updates with the same version number, even sharing the same Known Issues log... all great signs that an official OS 5.0 rollout will happen sooner than later, and will likely hit at once to all devices that are going to get the update.
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