Official List of BlackBerry Devices to Get OS 5.0 Update

Official List of Devices Supporting OS 5.0
By Kevin Michaluk on 24 Oct 2009 07:17 pm EDT
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Been wondering if the BlackBerry Smartphone you already own will be getting the OS 5.0 update everybody keeps talking about? We knew there would be a cut-off somewhere down the road of older device models and it turns out we were pretty spot on with our hunches. but now we officially know which devices are getting the update thanks to a new knowledge base article on BlackBerry's website. Keep reading to see if your device made the cut.

Supported BlackBerry Smartphones with BlackBerry Device Software 5.0

  • BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8200 series smartphones
  • BlackBerry Curve 8330 smartphones
  • BlackBerry Curve 8350i smartphones
  • BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphones
  • BlackBerry Bold 9000 smartphones
  • BlackBerry Storm 9500 series smartphones
  • BlackBerry Tour 9630 smartphones

So what was the ulimate kill point? Memory. According to the article:

In order to optimize the BlackBerry smartphone user experience with BlackBerry Device Software 5.0, BlackBerry smartphones must have more than 64MB of memory to support this version of BlackBerry Device Software. BlackBerry Device Software 5.0 is targeted to be supported by Research In Motion on the above noted BlackBerry smartphones. 

In the case of the BlackBerry Curve 8330, it looks like having to wait a year to get the device after the Curve was originally released paid off. The Curve 8330 has 96MB of flash memory vs. 64 in the Curve 8300, 8310, 8320. I could see it being easy to get mad if you currently are using a BlackBerry that won't get the update (especially if you recently picked up a Curve 8310/8320), but really, it just doesn't make sense to upgrade to something that'll bog your device down. At least the Bold 9700 and Storm2 are just around the corner if you're thinking it's time for an upgrade. 

** It seems the new BlackBerry Curve 8520 is missing from the list above. It will for sure get the OS 5.0 update as well - they must have left it off by accident. But once there's one mistake... who knows. **

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Topics: BlackBerry OS

265 comments

brunolovesbrit

what about the memory in 8900?

BajanDude

If i'm not mistaken the 8900 has 256mb of memory

Yandar

The 8900 is a typo on Kevins part. It will get it. There is 5.0.314 floating about for the 8900 right now.

Kevin Michaluk

Where did I make a typo? I said the 8900 is getting it. Only less than 96MB is not. Curve 8900 is 256. All good.

msblueline

Yep, I see it listed as plain as day... Curve 8900 4th 0ne down on the list.

makya53

Thank you to all and have an outstanding football sunday!

2repou

I used the leak and loved it! Want it back!

bobbrown

I need help with the forum wont let me register and I thought I already was there but im not and wont give me option to log in ! I keep getting a redirect erro! HELP!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry to post here i had no where else to go!

Looks great on the curve 8900 by the way great job!!!

Kevin Michaluk

We did a forum update today. Your old saved login cookies won't work with the updated verision.

- Make sure you're logged out.

- Clear your cache, clear your cookies, heck clear your browser history and once done even close the browser just for good measure if you're having issues

- Open the browser back up, head to crackberry and you should be able to login just fine now.

bobbrown

Will try thanks ignore my tweet! @snakdoctor

Yandar

So RIM is still sucking up to Big Red. RIM should have binned OS5 for the 8330 and just left it for the 8530 thats just been announced.

cboekhoven

In case you didnt know. the 8330 is for sprint. so is the 8330m. so i dunno how RIM is sucking up to Verizon but you may continue to believe in your own delusions.

frella

Sprint is not the only carrier with the 8330 and according to the RIM website there are many carriers including Verizon

cboekhoven

Okay so big deal other carriers including Verizon have the 8330. I still dont care because the Original Poster that claims RIM is sucking up to Verizon is still wrong. I would like to know how RIM is sucking up to Verizon if sprint also has the 8330.doesnt make much sense considering it was a memory cut-off and not a carrier decision

abboder

So when can we expect these out?

elwil1

A Blackberry and Verizon Rep told my son that he Storm OS update will be released tomorrow 10/25/09 at 6.00 pm. He called all excited, since he is now on his 3rd Storm. The RIM rep told him how great the Storm 2 is. .I am sure glad I invested several hundred dollars for RIM to Beta sub-standard = to 1st generation smart phone. Don't I feel special that the Storm 2 is an improvment; however if it can go two weeks with out a battery pull it is an improvemnt.

Grandpa1947

Thank you for saying what has been on my mind. And wouldn't it have been nice if the Storm2 had a more powerful processor like the iDevise?

gtstang462002

I go 1 to 2 months between battery pulls. My average memory is around 15-18mb free at any time. I have 50-55 apps on my phone at any given time.

k3kid

I have had the storm for 2 weeks now and it does a battery pull about 3 times a day any clues anyone?

ROUGH72

SMOKING CRACKBERRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ROUGH72

NOT SHURE ON FIRST PART BUT THE LAST PART SOUNDS RIGHT

nickbutterz

but any ideas on official dates we all know the storm has a date. cant wait to see when the tours will get a date

jerseysoprano

Can't wait until it actually happens!

Pete Sake

glad im upgrading to the 9700 next month.

mxd896

When is it coming... Really? Did I miss that? Don't say 10/25, thats tomorrow.

bobbrown

The page isn't redirecting properly

Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.

Keeps giving me this error!

bobbrown

OK! sorry i will sink into the background now! I got it to work! God stupidity is a really bad feeling!

bossdragon

What would really be nice to know is when the update's will be.

dj2big

I just want the threaded messages and faster internet surfing. I will be happy with that.

ILR1978

I look forward to getting that update.

katiepea

are you hearing any release date rumors for the newest models, like the bold, and 8900? considering that the leaked bold and 8900's numbers being right up there with the "official storm" build, i'd guess it can't be too far off hopefully.

captobie

Didn't really expect the 8310 to get an update, but it is a little disappointing nonetheless. The 8310 is an okay phone, but it really is time to up the game with something more modern. Sucks if you just got one in the last few months though.

Jtrot1000

Anything about the devices with less memory getting an update say to anything above 4.5 (4.6, 4.7)?

LazyStarGazer

Hopefully the official for the 8330 will be far less buggy.
Read and replied to using the beta m1.crackberry.com
It's a good day for for this CB member.

boman06210

Can't wait till the official verizon release for the 9530!!!!

skip921

so the 8330m is included also right? i guess its up to sprint to release it or not.

DevilInPgh#CB

What is the memory requirement going to be for OS5 for the 8330 as compared to OS4.5? My post-battery-pull memory remaining is 27 MB, with 5 MB eventually leaking, so I just want to make sure it doesn't take up too much space. I guess it's time that I delete Brick Breaker, a game I haven't really been playing anyways.

mosmiley

What a joke. OS 5.0 isnt even that big of an upgrade and its supposed to require more memory?? As if the BlackBerry OS can get any more pathetic when it comes to memory management and leaks.

My 8830 World Edition is my last BlackBerry, I'm sorry.

Dabrador

My 8130 is my last Blackberry. The BB OS is stale, tired and truly behind. The sooner Android hits VZW, the better.

mstidham04

dude, dont give up so soon. My 8830 sucked too, but jus went to TOUR and it is soooooooooo much better. None of the problems I was having, plus the new OS is so much better! Give it anopther try. MY family got the curves, gen 1...even those were better than the world edition.

:)

xandermac

The list isn't credible. The 8520 isn't even shown yet OS 5 has already been leaked for the device which shows that it's been developed. If they can omit that device so easily who's to say what else on the list is a mistake.

Kevin Michaluk

true that in regards to the 8520.

decolur455

Well, my 8130 has been a tireless warrior. Maybe it's time to retire her so I can get on board with 5.0. That sucks!!!

makya53

I keep one in my laptop bag @ all times. When I brick my storm I just fire up the pearl. Thank you RIM for this warrior.

Nicketmaster

Another 8130 Samurai here. I will keep her by my side (in my desk drawer) while I attempt to learn the ways of 5.0 on a new device.

Royhoentor

good news but no old 8 series?

dgs2000

By old 8 series I presume you are talking about 87XX's? If you have one of those and you are interested in the stuff 5.0 has to offer, time for an upgrade.

cluez101

what about the curve 8520
i dont see it on the list

tony bag o donuts

It runs fine as is even with BBM 5.0

Why cripple the device...almost like when people install new windows OS with the min requirements. You know you will upgrade your memory, video card, etc.

dgs2000

5.0 leak I used makes the 8330 a better device... less memory, but better device overall.

ru1611

What is so much better?

dgs2000

Threaded SMS is worth it alone, better multimedia (e.g. can play video over BT) better profile options (vib+ring), browser is better at JS and can handle sites such as MLB Premium, newer alarm clock from 4.6 and up, shortcuts like hold bb button to bring up app switcher, camera is faster...

bahamot

On my 8520 (4.6.1), I can set vibrate and tone. :D

Edit: oops, do you mean older bb don't have it yet on its current os?

tony bag o donuts

so even though I want threaded sms, it isn't a big deal.
I am still on 4.5.077? and when I last upgraded, it wasn't the best (verizon official os upgrade) so I am staying put.....

Joshonthenet

I'm curious to see when this update will roll out. I had the leaked version of 5.0 for my Curve 8900 a while back. It was really buggy for me though, so I downgraded.

stephen1108

Doesn't it have more 256 MB of flash memory?

redheadincognito

I feel like the fat kid who always got picked last, but finally got picked not last!

JIH2009

They say select providers...is there going to be list of which ones will roll it out? Im a 8900 on Tmobile.

ReeBerry

I too am really curious, as I have an 8520 on T-Mobile. So it's like a double mystery!

donniejett

Hope it comes soon! My bold won't load the leaked versions for some reason

Soco_Jon

a buddy of mine is on his 100th storm..(ok maybe i exaggerated) and he called in to vzw and told them he wanted to pay the ETF and go to AT&T for the iphone bc the storm was a piece of crap. (but in all reality, this NOT what he was going to do)... he demanded them cancel his contract and they sent him to retention hahaha he argued with them and they offered him a tour..he didnt want it. he insisted he pay the ETF but they wouldnt let him..they told him a few new deviced were coming and if he would wait, then they would put him on a new device other than the storm...now while that might seem wrong...do you think he could get away with getting a Storm2?? and if it does work..i know what im doing to get one hahaha

Julran

if they really offered him a tour he should have went with that. highly doubt he will be getting a new storm2 for free.

Flip_BB

When? When? When? When?

dtourn90

So by 'Blackberry 8330 smartphones' I hope you mean the 8330m as well, right?

arwaldon4

im def psyched on this finally rolling out. ive had the leaked .230 on my tour b4 then downgraded, and just finished upgrading again in anticipation. was there any word which exact liek upadte file it is? is it gonna be the same as the storm update (5.0.0.312 or something)?

mscann

Now that the 8330 is official I may not upgrade my phone for another year

reddsmd

When you say have more than 64 MB of memory, do you mean Application Memory or Media Card???

Excuse the silly question, but I'm sorta new to this!

Thanks

fjerske

I saw another list someware that had all the curve series on it. I hope.

anoesis

According to our business VzW Rep. the upate will occour on the 28th along with the release of the Storm2... How much true to this there is, I don;t know. Only time will tell

juliusmarelle

Uhm, so I'm hoping the 8330m is included, and not just 8330 devices. I'd be greatly upset if it isn't, because I just bought it about 3/4 months ago.

Jeremiah818

Yeah... Anyone know if this 5.0 is good for the 8330m or not?

berrynewb76

So when does this biz natch officially come out??

wano

When is it coming out thooo?

BiggPhil

Threaded SMS is good, not perfect, Threaded SMS with sms photo id would be perfect. Def moves a lot faster than 4.7, virtually no lag. 5.0 bbm runs better with 5.0 software. i like being able to click the clock and my singal status to bring up options. tried runing a few apple themes but the default theme seems to look and run the best so far. auto text remembers the way u type and will recomend your berry slang witch is great.

Can't wait ti get an offical version as well as my 9550 for free. I have literally had 15 storms since feb. have a trouble ticket that got past tier 3 and into switch support so they offered me a 9550 with no contract extension. it will be shipped on the 28th. just picked up a pair of bluetooth stereo head phones from frys for 25 bucks its gonna be a great berry week!

ilovemileyyy

yay i'm in! sorry to those of you who aren't.

tritan

so who has a list of the updates. what is the benefit?

glschaef

Do I have to do anything special to get the upgrade or do it automatically happen?

Bossybally

Is the OS 5 update free for the listed BB devices and can it be done directly over the air? Thanks for any feedback.

Delrahim69

when will it be available for 8350i? i see there is a leaked version for 8330, will that work for my 8350i??

halleberry68

My blackberry storm 9530 seems to be running a little faster. I haven't downloaded any new OS as of yet.

dralarms

Been trying to log in for a while and it won't work, I've cleared my cookies, history and such but I click on log in and it brings me right back to where I started.

Somebody help me.

dralarms

Anybody got a "heres yor sign" sign?

SofaKingKev

my app loader is getting itchy..

Crunch

Believe me, you would not want OS 5 on the 8300, 8310, or 8320. It's slow as molasses as it is with 4.5.

At the same time, from a more capitalistic point of view, I'm sure RIM will welcome the Curve owners, 8800 owners, and anyone else holding on to a "out-of-date" BlackBerry to go ahead and buy a new one.

Everyone will have to decide where RIM falls in. I suspect it's a little of both. ;)

Sparkmaster

My wife's 8330 been running the leaked version of 5.0 for a while.. She loves it..

marcosis82

I know it's never fun having to shell out the cash for a new phone but it's also not very fun having a phone that has run it's course. I had the Curve 8330 for 6 months but new the Tour was coming out so I saved up for it and got the Tour and have not regretted it one bit. I knew when I had purchased the Tour that the Storm2 was coming out so again I started saving up $20-$50 a paycheck and am planning on buying that one as well. It may not be fun forking over the $ but it's not hard saving $20-$50 every check either. Save yourself the heartache and just save up for an upgrade. Skip out on fast food and you'll have that money in no time!!!

Aboodubai

I can't wait for the os 5.0 release date for the bold 9000.

ts1691

I went to the verizon wireless website and in the search bar typed in blackberry 5.0 and the result was the storm I wonder if that means its coming sooner than we thought...hopefully

luckymunthasav#CB

so is this a list of bb's that will get an official 5.0 os?

Jbaabmonsta

Running 4.5.0.174
What's the ultimate os for our outdated BB's
Please tell

lil-berry-black

I am SOOO hyped for the Storm 2 release and im
wondering if the 5.0 OS will prevent me on getting it
for free with an upgrade.
Does anyone have any info on this?
Thanks

jtc1c

If I have already installed the leaked .323 on my storm, should I re-upgrade to the official OS? Are they the same exact?

syllableslayer

Am i the only one to be excited for the OS5 release for the 8350i? I can't freakin' wait.

demonio

Knowing Bell Mobility's track record when it comes to releasing software updates for RIM devices, I imagine we probably won't get an official OS release till Q2 2010 or something ridiculous like that. Till then .238 will have to do.

smoothwis

wat exactly will i be seeig wit os 5.0 i have the 8520, wat improvements do os upgrades give? this my first bb

MrShawn

Now the question is when. (for the 8330)

Jumpman89

With the announcement of what devices are getting the update, the official 5.0 must be right around the corner! I can't wait!!!

BiggPhil

wish i could use a screen shot but 5.0 is available run app loader via desktop manager!

gallagherm1993

Wow im mpressed that the pearl flip is even up here with its weak processor.

BiggPhil

just got done uploading 5.0.0.323 to my strom... was running leaked verison but now I don't mind waiting 3 more days for my storm 2!!!!

ugbadboy

Why do they forget about the Pearls, 4.5 is getting boring!!

xXcami920Xx

Will the 8330 upgrade work with other 83xx devices?? Ill try when it comes out bcuz I have the 8310 for at&t nd I rlly want an upgrade :(

xXcami920Xx

Will the 8330 upgrade work with other 83xx devices?? Ill try when it comes out bcuz I have the 8310 for at&t nd I rlly want an upgrade :(

xXcami920Xx

Will the 8330 upgrade work with other 83xx devices?? Ill try when it comes out bcuz I have the 8310 for at&t nd I rlly want an upgrade :(

BiggPhil

read the article idiot

vic_machu19

according to the source, they say that depends on the provider, meaning that we have to contact tmobile in my 8900 case for an upgrade... uhm so what should i ask them when i call them :(

andyoey

No update for Blackberry 8520 or Gemini?

markeymac

Good day! its 3pm here in the Philippines. I am using a Blackberry Curve 8900 since july 6 (my bday) of this year. So far i am happy with it except that i miss my Palm Treo threaded messages with comic smiley icon that sum up all your messages in one HEADER displayed on screen. Otherwise i am enjoying the mobile site (not necessarily the APPLICATION per se-- i seem to be prevented by BLACKBERRY.COM just because i am not enrolled to BIS).

The downloads i made which i can successfully use like yahoo,facebook,twitter,my space,google (icon)which directs me to the sites but not really the actual application like the GMAIL ive downloaded it but i cant open it coz THE FEEDBACK I get everytime I try to connect or access the M icon that sits in my blackberry homescreen is--i have to have a data connections. FYI I am just using a wi-fi at home where I also hold my business. Therefore the downloads I have for this email and soc network page don't look exactly like the STANDARD WEBSITE look like the one my friend has who is enrolled in BIS and has a postpaid simcard from our carrier (Globe Telecom - Philippines).

I am just using a prepaid simcard (globe Telecom-Philippines)which according to them,they don't give me the privilege to enroll to BIS.Only those who are postpaid subscribers can AVAIL and are supported(unfair huh?) thats why the downloads i have are just bookmarks of the sites (like facebook, yahoo, twitter, google etc) that just brings or directs me to the sites but the page doesn't look like when you open it in your laptop wherein you will see who's on line etc.

NOW, my questions are:

1. WHEN IS EXACTLY THE ROLL OUT DATE of this O.S 5 (not the beta)? but the CONFIRMED WORKING O.S 5

2. WHERE WILL I DOWNLOAD IT? I ASSUMED here in Crackberry Site that's why i registered. Or is there any other site?Will Blackberry.com allow me to download itand me to open and access it after downloading knowing I AM NOT on BIS. I trust Crackberry would be more FAIR.

My concern though is, am not enrolled in BIS? but i am able to download stuff OTA using my wi-fi. AM I ASSURED that once I've downloaded the O.S 5 that i can use it even if i dont have a data connection to BIS since i am a prepaid user? what if its just sit in my homescreen but would NOT allow me again to open coz it will prompt me to have a data connection? HELP PLS ensure that regardless if BIS enrolled or not it should work.

3. WHAT WILL HAPPEN to the info data like messages, files Ive saved in my bb curve and downloads i made using my current O.S of 4.6 ---once O.S 5 is downloaded? ARE THEY GONNA BE DELETED? that would be an ISSUE and FRUSTRATING.
I TRUST installation/downloading of O.S 5 WONT DELETE or clear or my files? ITS VERY IMPORTANT for me to know THE EFFECTS.

FYI, so far the only downloads that's working in my bb curve 8900 using a prepaid simcard and i am allowed to access are the ones i made from GETJAR.com. The ones I have downloaded from your site (the very first ones) were successfully downloaded but wouldnt work in my blackberry curve 8900 coz it requires me to have a data connection...first sigh :-( the only one working application that I have downloaded from your site is the YOU TUBE.

I WISH, you would PAY ATTENTION AND CARE FOR US also who are on prepaid simcard but using legit blackberry phones. YOu see i cannot just change my prepaid sim as its been with me since 2003 and its the no.known to my friends and clients.

TRUSTING for your immediate attention and action to this appeal and request to ALLOW us blackbbery with simcard prepaid users without data connection to BIS to be allowed to open and use the applications we have downloaded from your site. I REALLY LIKE your list of apps...

Thank you for reading and sorry if this message is kinda long. I just had to give you a background and my sentiments.

ALL THE BEST TO CRACKBERRY...and looking forward to your reply asap. pls email me at markey6122003@yahoo.com

regards,
markeymac

NFLBlitze1

will probably be better off posting this in the forums

markeymac

Hi! its me again markeymac. Hope Crackberry would find a way to mediate with Blackberry.com to allow blackberry devise user to open/access the successfully downloaded applications from their site without requiring us (blackberry devise user with PREPAID SIMCARD from our respective carrier) to be on BIS.

Looking forward to your update on this.

many thanks,
ms. markeymac

Xeqtr

running .314 on my 8900 right now, working perfectly fine. can't wait for the official release!

decolur455

I know this isn't the spot but is anyone else not able to post in the forums?

kinshuk123

Thanks for the article. I needed some info on OS upgradation.

cory6585

So we got a list from RIM that is awesome!! Thanks Kevin!!! But now how about a date? I heard three things last night at 7:00 PM eastern time (which didn't happen). I have heard today and tomorrow. Anyone heard anything different?

dreedy1

We all know that Storm 9530's OS update is scheduled for tomorrow the 26th....is the OS going to be released for all models listed on the same day or down the line? Anyone know????

dnaifeh

is the official 5.0 for the tour out? where can i get it and is it for verizon . appreciate if u could help me out

cory6585

check out Kevin's review above, as long as your phone is listed above then you will be getting the new 5.0 OS upgrade. As of when well I think that is the number 1 question right now

fostermom

wondering if the update increase the memory and will it open wifi

cory6585

I can tell you that the new OS 5.0 will require MORE memory. I think it is worth the loss of memory for the upgraded OS. Go to youtube and check out some of the videos from the leaked OS's if all of that stuff is included in offical 5.0 release, then I can't wait!!!

boatincpt

I know this is a dumb question, but is the 9500 Series Storm upgrade good for the 9530 Storm as well...

cory6585

9500 series that means ALL storms that start with 95 are good to go

GapBoyPCS

http://www.blackberry.com/btsc/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&extern... 0 199410022

Doc ID: KB17984

That should be the entry that Kevin made.

I'm not entirely impressed with the last bit of that KB article. It basically eludes to the carriers having an option to not support the updated OS. This gives a predicament for those carriers who are expecting Storm 2 and Bold 9700, and they carry all these updatable devices. Do they support the OS (resulting in people holding onto their devices longer), or do they let people lag behind so they pay to upgrade and have the best and latest?

Oh, and those who have had problems posting in the forums, clear your cookies. As mentioned earlier, there were some upgrades that caused some problems with any of your cookies left on your computer. Clear 'em, and then you should be fine logging back in.

ulnek

os 5 should be coming soon huh?

koko b. ware

whats more important to me is the date of the 5.0 release..

lucblanchet

So I opened my desktop manager for my pc and found the new OS 5.0 and installed it. Great. But then the BB App World won't open, it can't connect to the BB server!! Also a theme that I've been using for a while now looks different, it's the today version and in the message part of it, it looks like this "N1109.."(not exactly that way but you get what I mean). Then I went on the BB website and checked the available software from my service provider, in my case Telus Mobility, and the supported software is 4.5.169...WTF?? Anybody else having the same issue with Telus? I'm unfortunately downgrading back to 4.5...:-(

cory6585

I just got off the phone with verizon tech support and she told me the blackberry storm 5.0 was release today and I had to go to www.blackberry.com/storm/upgrade to download the new software, that no OTA was allowed for this. I am trying now it did prompt me to download a new application loader. I will let you know how I might out

***UPDATE***
I tried but no go, it still only shows me 4.7 not the new 5.0 not sure what verizon tech support was talking about but it must not be out at this time but I hope she was right and she told me it was released today

BiggPhil

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO TO DESKTOP MANAGER, RUN APP LOADER AND CHECK FOR UPDATES! SIMPLE READ OTHER PEOPLES POST! BEEN RUNNING SINCE 1036PM PST LAST NIGHT!

cory6585

what carrier are you on? I have tried this many time already and the OS 5.0 is not their. I am on Verizon Wireless

cory6585

This time I got the real information, looks like the first lady I spoke with didn't know what the deal was. THIS OS 5.0 WAS RELEASED TODAY BUT, will not be avaiable for download until 6:00 PM tonight, here is the kicker after asking many reps while I was on the phone no one is sure if it will be eastern time or not. So as of now ACCORDING TO VERIZON TECH SUPPORT the Storm 5.0 OS will be out today at 6:00 PM just not sure of the time zone (verizon corp. is in eastern time zone)

Jejoro

When and which carriers would be great info, Verizon has told their people when. So how about the rest of us out there on the other carriers!!! I tired of my BB its time to switch to an Iphone!!!

lucblanchet

I'm starting to feel the same way, I'm with Telus and they will get the iphone soon'ish.

Jejoro

That is who I'm with right now and since they are getting the Iphone I wont have to leave. 15yrs with the same carrier and never missed a payment they bend over backwards for you so free Iphone here I come...!

cory6585

Reading through the fourms here some people on other carriers have already got it since 10:00 PM last night. I understand the whole Iphone thing but here in the States, AT&T handles the iphone and if you look at their 3G map they have WHOLE states without any coverage at all. My buddy at work here has the 32 GB 3GS and he drops calls all of the time, awesome phone but horrible service.

Jejoro

Telus Rocks and teamed with Bell for Service anywhere and everywhere across Canada. Rogers claims to have a better service but they are like At&t... So Iphone on Telus should make the Iphone an even better phone all round. The phone it should have been since day one...!

iPhoneTHS

Now that we KNOW there's going to be an official OS upgrade. Has anyone heard of when? This is tooo much...

Danieldenial

I don't know if it's just me, but I just got my storm and it already came with 5.0.0.323 and it's not the storm 2, so i dunno?!?

cory6585

That is awesome!! When did you get your Storm?

Danieldenial

I just got it on Friday, I work at Best Buy and I was due for an upgrade... they asked me if I wanted the Storm or the Storm 2, I got the Storm only bc it was $50 as opposed to $299.. and I love it, the only difference is the exterior design and WiFi as far as I can tell

abdul

I guess this is the end of the road for the 8130.It was my first Blackberry phone and my best phone,don't know what I will replace it with on the Verizon network.

Oilersboy

I just found out not all wireless carriers will support OS 5.0 and just a few carriers will support that but wait and see in a couple of days from now which carriers will support 5.0 for blackberries

Seraph2029

so if they are saying the 8330 is getting the update, would it be ok to assume that they are also gona make a version for the 8330m?

BiggPhil

I am a verizon wireless storm user... are u running desktop manager 5.0? if not install.. then check for updates... alot of features require a battery pull but other than that no compliants!

ALFIE74

I'm tired of running .230

BlackWerks

Come on Sprint/Nextel...my 8350i is waiting!!!! i just wish they made this thing a hybrid...

smoothwis

wat exactly does a upgrade do

cory6585

An upgrade adds features to your phone, fixes bugs that might have caused problems in the past. Tries to improve the whole usage of the phone while adding new "features"

thebabilonias

is there a link that I can use to DL directly from this site or do I need to use BB destop manager?

cory6585

www.blackberry.com/storm/update, you can do it this way, but either or you need to have apploader

MrShawn

When does it come out for the 8330?

cory6585

What Carrier are you on?

BlackWerks

i'm on nextel...any word for us sprint/nextel folks?

cory6585

I haven't heard anything about Sprint/Nextel, I hope this isn't true for you but I did read on the RIM website that not all carriers will be issuing the OS 5.0 build to their blackberrys. I am not sure how you can find out if your carrier will be issuing the OS upgrade or not. I called Verizon's tech support and asked them.

MrShawn

I am Verizon, but its an Alltel BlackBerry (merger)

qd4w

Did you find anything out? I am also Verizon but have an Alltel BlackBerry 8330. Can we get the upgrade?

ams165

looks like 10PM est for the OS upgrade.

BlackWerks

for all? or just the storm?

asherp20

anyone know when the verizon 8330 update is coming out? i have checked desktop manager and no updates as of yet

cory6585

Verizon is releasing the 5.0 OS upgrade to ALL blackberrys at 6:00 PM eastern time (they didn't know what time zone so I am saying eastern time zone) BUT your blackberry must be on the list that Kevin posted above in order to get the OS 5.0 upgrade

asherp20

thanks man it is the curve 8330 :)

astormusr019

Anyone know when the pearl flip 8230 will get its 5.0 OS update?

jclubb32

5.0.0. update now available for download with dm, plugged phone in and said there was a 5.0 update available, happly updating.

cory6585

are you sure it wasn't a leaked os you installed earlier? I don't see any update on my DM yet for 5.0.0.328

gale7273

I am still not able to upgrade to the 5.0 software...guess I will sit and wait and wait and wait and wait

phixion

Someone call your local Verizon Wireless store and ask when/if it'll be released for the 8330. :-)

lucblanchet

Anybody out there knows anything about the release for 8330 from TELUS?

smoothwis

i dont think the 5.0 that appears on the dm has anything to do wit phone updates as it has been flashing up on my pc for weeks

Jaycs

so 6PM is the official release time huh? can't wait for this. lol

nxrodriguez

When is the os 5.0 coming?????????????????

SIXXPAK56

where is this time coming from there going to release it at 6pm any prrof of this?

cory6585

I called verizon tech support twice today to ask about the OS upgrade for the storm. The fist time the tech rep told me that it was released today and to go to www.blackberry.com\storm\update to upgrade my phone. The second call because the above didn't work they said it wasn't unti 6:00 PM that it would be avaiable for download and that OTA was not allowed. I asked what time zone and after asking many reps they were unable to confirm a time zone. I am GUESSING since verizon corp is in a eastern time zone that it is 6:00 PM eastern

coopsachillin

So its almost 6 Im wondering if they will release it now?

speedmetal69

Anyone in the Rogers network know of any news regarding the release of the OS for the 9000??
I can't wait for it...Hurry the hell up ROGERS!!

zah2an

it's 6:08PM EST, just loaded my Apploader, Connected my Blackberry Storm & well... what do u know!!!

There is not update!! YET :PPPP

bean34

So when can I get the update on my Blackberry Tour? and how do I download it?

SIXXPAK56

ive been reading 10pm tommorrow nite on other sites for storm so i gues this was all a hoax.if its there kevin will post it so dont stress all in time

scopeman

Well, if it is on eastern time,it is well pass 6:00pm, and no 5.0 update yet.

JBurch88

Will this clear all the memory on my phone?? I want it so much, but if it clears my memory then I don't want to get it

RVWalker

When do we get our update

anicholas7#CB

to your computer to see if any updates are available or can you just open up the DM to see if its there.

Newoo

It will be released at 10pm tonight. The storm for sure will have the update at 10. I don't know about the other devices. I have the tour, so I can only hope it get released for the tour too...

blackberrystorming

Where are you guys getting this info? I'm so f******g anxious!

hairy blackberry

awesome!!! still waiting for the OS update as well.

smoothwis

everybody setup ur desktop manager so when it releases it notifies u ok i did mine a few minutes ago, is this the largest update ever? am curious am a month old bb owner

haymond

what phone do you have that you just updated?

bobby1874

any idea when 5.0 is coming for the 8350i?

MSKRCOLES

Hi You guys! Just checking in. I did speak to a very nice Tech this evening. I even was disconnected about 3 times going thru the country and each he called back. What I learned is somethings told on here can be be very much off base. I asked first about the upgrade. I have the Tour. I wanted to know about the rumor of the Storm getting the upgrade today, and what about the others. He said the OS Update definitely was approved already. So yes it is ready for delivery. He thought it would have been out since friday. But, it didn't release then. So he said he felt it will definitely be out from anytime now thru the next days or so. He said it will more than likely be for the storm and tour the same time, then the rest if not then, following shortly. He did say that ota air update is possible if you have available memory. Because the tour has more than the storm, so it definitley capable depending on how much you have loaded on your device. He said the size of this update is about like what's on our phones. And that he believed this is so because some people did updates on the older storms before ota. He did say that if you waited for ota you would be behind everyone else already updated by about a month. This is because Rim system would be over loaded, if everyone did it ota as soon as the update was available. So he said you are best to keep check and do it by the desktop software. Now, I asked about the storm2 release! He said they truley dont know the date. They will sometimes walk in for work and there is a new phones being released that day. He said that's so that they will not tell then, people be heated when a change comes along. If they do get wind of a date it isn't far from release. They have been training on it though. So it wont be long. So happy waiting guys, ain't long as it has been for sure.

hairy blackberry

the release for the storm 2 is set for october 28th.

hairy blackberry

...and the OS update will be set by 7-7:30 pst. I just spoke with my cousin, Vinny, from RIM.

eckoluva

just checked DM and 5.0 is ready.

qgqlewis

why lie? need attention?

eckoluva

Not a lie looked at DM and said 5.0 cause i was just loading the 5.0.0.323 leak. I got bored and tired of waiting. just seeing what would be like cause i got other things to do tonight. But i am still looking forward to the official.

blackberrystorming

What is the DM everyone keeps refering to?

haymond

no update as of yet.

SIXXPAK56

so how do you check the dim well if its pst its like 3 or 4 hrs away for us on east coast. i just checked nothing here

cornbread16

DM stands For Desktop Manager

SIXXPAK56

ok just checked that nothing here

ROUGH72

WERE'S YOUR INTELL COMMING FROM CAUSE I CANT FIND A DEFINETIVE ANSWER TO THAT ?

djcapo

I have been reading these posts and laughing so hard...I am waiting for the os 5.0 for the storm just like everyone else, BUT this whole post/thread is getting childish real fast......I read some people have 5.0 already in their DM, but its not true because when I go to my DM it still says os 4.7.....People STOP talking ish about this OS update and making stuff up that you know is NOT true......Grant it we all live in different parts of the country and world, so if your saying you got the OS 5.0 sitting in your DM and you are downloading it now, take a screen shot pic and post it up for proof!!

rbrown2123

I have the leaked Storm OS 5.0.0.323. Will this be a problem when the official OS 5.0.0.323 is installed over it/

SIXXPAK56

everybody go to sleep and maybe santa will deliver the 5.0 for everyone. this is so funny only takes one person lets see screenshots if anyone has it. this is better than tv watching how this got so big all of a sudden might not even happen till thurs or fri.

smoothwis

wat they r seeing is the desk manager update and think its the os update, i have been receiving prompts for a few weeks abt it but i already have 5.0 dm, people its not the os 5.0, u will know when its released

smoothwis

not the phone its the notifier on the desktop manager it can be set so when there is a os release it sends a email to u

jltoves

Any word on when OS 5.0 will be out for the BOLD?

ROUGH72

YOU KNOW YOUR LIFE SUCKS WHEN YOUR SITTING BY THE COMPUTER WAITING FOR A NEW OS FOR YOUR PHONE THAT YOU KNOW WILL BE A COLOSAL DISAPOINTMENT!
BUT HERE I AM

smoothwis

wat causes the leaked os to cause memory leak?

hairy blackberry

just got done with the update.. here's my "proof"

hailtothethief83

haha I know, but yet I'm still here waiting. Probably be like every other RIM launch... delayed. Who even knows about the Tour on Sprint and when they are going to release 5.0

uknow85

has any update for the storm 9530 been released yet or was this one big waste of fucking time for all blackberry users??

www.twitter.com/uknow85

aligirl_98

Is this upgrade for the storm 9530? I'm patiently waiting!

astormusr019

I've been waiting too!! 612pm here and not up yet!

uknow85

its now 8:16 in indiana and there is nothing yet sometimes i hate these sites they pump us all up with these rumors or give have ass facts on whats going on still i luv my BB

www.twitter.com/uknow85

ofcpa

What happened to the update? Will it be coming later on tonight?

SIXXPAK56

if your looking for more info go to boygenius.com it says storm today and tommorrow and others dependent on carriers so for atorm maybe tonight and tommorrow will be sent to your dm

hairy blackberry

this os upgrade is frickin' fast! bbm 5.0 is a bit enhanced, sms texting is longer than 160 characters, media player is cool, browser is way faster.

ROUGH72

WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? I SEE NO UPDATE YET. YOU SMOKING CRACKBERRY????????????

TonyG916

I downloaded the leak a week ago. Will this be the same OS or should I go ahead and re-download the official release?

etownse1

Honestly, at 1st I thought more BlackBerry users (general public) was going to be sweet. I was wrong. It's only caused me more stress and headaches. 5.0 will be out when it's out... If you're curious if your device is going to get an update to 5.0, try this out... When it's officially released (presuming there isn't already a leak for 5.0 for your device, that's usually a really good indicator wether your device is supported or not) see if there's a version offerd furrrrr yerrrrr F0nEz0Яzzzzzzzzzzzz.

barkerx5

So everyone saying you got the update, please post a link where, bc I can't find it anywhere....

astormusr019

I just got off the phone with a Verizon Rep, and they said it will be released tomorrow!!!!

LuvDaHennessy

its 9:46 in new york...im watching the yankees and every 20 min or so i check if rim put up its new update..so far got nothing

dom5881

nj here and same for both GO YANKS!!!!

mlkmn440

Just tried this link No such site ?

ColeDaddy

Anyone know when this will be primed for download on the TOUR?

carbonkings

NYC here and nada.Oh well try again tomorrow

geo211

ITS OUT -- DOWNLOADING NOW ON DM

cory6585

IT IS HERE!!! I JUST REFRESHED THE DM AND IT IS HERE .328

504mami

When will the Tour update be available!and oh! Yeah!....gueaXxxX Saintz!!...woo whoo

hairy blackberry

i told you.. 7-7:30

the storm just got it a few mins ago

MSKRCOLES

I dont see an update for the tour yet. But the storm update is indeed there. I checked it on the verizon blackberry software update site: http://vzw.smithmicro.com/blackberry/default.aspx

What BlackBerry model are you using?
Select... Blackberry World Edition 8830™ Blackberry Tour 9630™ Blackberry Storm 9530™ Blackberry Pearl Flip 8230™ Blackberry Pearl 8130™ Blackberry Curve 8330™ Blackberry 8703e™ Blackberry 7750™ Blackberry 7250™ Blackberry 7130e™ Blackberry 6750™

Web-based Upgrade

(Recommended if Desktop Manager is not installed on PC)

Step-by-step instructions for Performing a web-based BlackBerry Device Software upgrade can be found here.

For more information regarding Web-based upgrades and System Requirements refer to BlackBerry article KB16071.

*Note: Devices that are associated with a BlackBerry Enterprise Server or with BlackBerry Professional Software cannot perform web-based upgrades.

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Select to download Device Software used with Desktop Manager or VZAccess Manager.

BlackBerry Device Software v5.0 (updated 10/26/2009)

Please enter your 10-digit Verizon Wireless number:
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Target Device: BlackBerry Storm 9530 Wireless Handheld(™)
Patch Name: MR3
File Size: 126.1 MB

Please click here for more information.

Next Steps after successful download:
1) Click on Save.
2) Close the BlackBerry Handheld Device software.
3) Double click on downloaded executable file.
4) Click RUN on dialogue box.
5) Choose Setup Language from the dialog box
6) Install Shield will install all required modules on PC/laptop.
7) Allow the BlackBerry Handheld Device software to restart at the end of the installation.
8) Connect device via USB data cable to PC/laptop and device upgrade process will start.

*Note: Approximate Device Software Update Time is 25 - 30 minutes (including device reset at the end of the process).

If you do not have the latest version of Desktop Manager installed on your PC, please click here.

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Maybe sometime sooner or later the tour and the rest of you guys update will be up.

bandityo

is the rest coming tonight also?

eckoluva

Now lets see the goodness. Where is the forum to post discussion of changes

haymond

The ones who said it's here what phone do you have?Thanks. I'm still waiting.

MSKRCOLES

I believe the only phone that has gotten an update is the storm cause when I checked each on the verizon software updater, it is the only one showing the update ready. The rest are the old OS.

http://vzw.smithmicro.com/blackberry/default.aspx

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