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Software updates coming to Verizon for the BlackBerry Bold 9930 and BlackBerry Curve 9370

Verizon
By Bla1ze on 26 Apr 2012 06:20 pm EDT
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Looks as though Verizon will soon be testing some new OS updates for the BlackBerry Bold 9930 and BlackBerry Curve 9370. These updates will of course be BlackBerry 7.1 updates and will be released intially via OTA. According to the leaked documentation testing will take place on the week of April 24 and run until May 15, after which time, upon approval they'll be pushed out to consumers. That is, pending any further changes. The dates are always subject to change. Sadly, it doesn't state what OS' are that eventually be released but knowing they're coming is half the battle plus, we could always take a wild guess based off the most recent OS leaks.

Source: Reddit; via: Android Central

21 comments

SPNKr

Confidential? not anymore xD

market58

Hope it fixes the spinning hourglass and better battery life

robpasell

Hopefully this fixes the device killing sound bug we've been trying to get a patch for for months now in our enterprise.

o4liberty

If rim is paying attention to its customers than this fix should fix the spinning clock and freeze ups plus hopefully no more bricking. Its time for rim to get its act toghether before sales get worse and they go under.

BerryRipe

It's about time. I need an alarm fix. My alarm doesn't automatically turn on my phone. Battery life can always use an adjustment.. Please be good, please be good!

Betmen

In my humble opinion 7.1.0.402 the Gold Standard..See my Thread in the forum.

kazn3r

since i have a mac, i am so happy for something official to come out. i updated last time via ota, but this time i am hoping i can get the download on my computer... the day my battery lasts longer than 8 hours (with not much use) i will be able to drop my enhancement pills.

kazn3r

looks like i'll be waiting until may 17th though. seems far away now.

Emu the Foo

Thank god. Just yesterday I was looking at some leaked releases to instal. I've got the random freeze ups/resets, the sound bug where nothing makes sound including music and calls, bad battery life and spinning clock. But still love it more than my galaxy s and the dreaded droidx

TommyBB

How about some 9850 love, VZW??? : - (

brhilaire

I know. I also have a 9850. This hour glass thing is killing me!!!!!

scmosher

No kidding! There have been at least 2 revisions on other carriers since the last one on vzw.

Rootbrian

Actually it's probably windows 2000 (NT5) or Windows NT 4.x SP6.
Rock Solid, Stable and FAST. Just like Linux, when it's minimallist.

Kamika007z

Don't hold your breath for anything new. It most likely will be a revision that has already been leaked. Also, if they release a version that has been leaked, it will not be different from the leaked version - except for the filename itself and the vendor file(s).

Verizon's so called "teating" of OSes is worthless.

BlackScorpion3

In my opinion this will be the "official" 7.1.0.402 for VZW. As all signs in the current leak point to it being a VZW build. If you dnt have the leaked .402 installed I would say install it now and forget about waiting for the official.

#OSBB

mckillio

I can't wait for BB10 and not having to wait on carriers to send out updates.

wolfee48

I'm gonna guess that it will be .342. Mobile hotspot doesn't work for me on .402 unless I do a battery pull. Same thing as .340.

dogg2727

Blackberry's BIGGEST mistake is not upgrading the BB users to the latest software all the time. Even the iPhone 3 gets the latest software. Hell the iPOD gets the update. If they want to start getting people interested in BB again. They need new software and web browser (aka BB 10), fast hardware (aka London), the BB keyboard everybody sticks to like glue (aka NOT London), impressive battery life (aka NOT BB devices when you put more than 2 apps on it lol), and ALWAYS give the customers updates to the latest software. It will not hurt to do that. At LEAST for 2 years. That way the customer doesn't feel locked in with the carrier's contract and an outdated phone. THAT is how you get people talking!

dugggggg

What the hell happened with this??? I've had my 9370 for six months now and still no 7.1 update.