Verizon prepping OS 5.0.0.732 update for the BlackBerry Bold 9650

Verizon prepping software update for BlackBerry Bold 9650
By Bla1ze on 10 Jun 2010 06:48 pm
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If you are among those who purchased a brand new BlackBerry Bold 9650 from Verizon, you'll be happy to know that big red isn't lagging in getting software updates out to you all for the device. As posted by the folks over at GizmoFusion, Verizon already has OS 5.0.0.732 waiting to be issued out to customers. As the pic tells us, it will enable the Push To Talk application as well as address some issues with the notification system in the OS. The update will be available on 06/11/2010 via OTA and presumably file download at a later time.

Source: GizmoFusion

19 comments

sawedust

do this for the Tour when it came out? LOL

richro

How about a Tour update? kthx

asianguy80

Screw the Tour users more and more by posting this :/

dasDestruktion

Hopefully this is a little better of a build than the 9630's .591 is... Go VZW!

evcard

this issue was dealable at first but it is really starting to wear on me, thankfully I can upgrade to a different phone if it doesn't get resolved soon.

skyboxer

So it fixes a messaging bug I haven't noticed(I don't think) and enhances the PTT most people don't use. I don't really see why they bother, however do applaud the effort to keep things current. I've already shrunk OTA update off my Bold, but would wait anyway because .699 is too good to just blindly walk away from.

cenloe

My PTT works fine. I want app compatibility more than anything.

drumzalicious

A fix for this horrendous radio. Thanks.

Grafixx01#AC

I think its funny.

I guess VZW got the hint with the amount of people who are pissed off due to the Tour and i think its funny how like what, a little while after they released the phone, they're pushing out an update for the users.

I don't know. I love BlackBerries but the technology is starting to lag behind other phones as far as technical specs. I may have to look at something else like the Android phones because I just don't see them making anything in the very near future that compares to the technical specs of the Android phones.

skyboxer

I wouldn't buy a phone on technical specs myself, but when an upgrade comes up why not give a droid a try? You have 30 days to change your mind, right?

dgburns

Funny VZW takes all this tine to supposedly test devices fully before launch and 9530, 9630, and now 9650 have needed nearly immediate updates. Maybe VZW should just release the damn devices rather than them wasting away in their not so thorough testing.

Oh, and 9530 and 9630 could use a 7xx update too Verizon.

from my BlackBerry Storm...

dcburke789

Way to support a brand new device with a shiny new OS....and keep their 9550 users stuck on .607....FAIL

randal1000

Will the 9630 get an update or will it be doomed to the .591 graveyard? If VZW doesn't fix this quickly, I am heading to Android.

The Fuzz 53

But they still haven't given Tour owners an OS that works when you fucking click a GD link in the browser. This phone is officially the red headed step-child of Verizon.

c29flier

Just tried to do an OTA update from 5.0.0.699 and it replied "No Updates Available". Perhaps others might be able to chime-in about whether they have been able to download this update yet? Although I'm mostly in the DC area these days, my area code for this phone is one from home. Perhaps that's a factor, who knows?

UPDATE: Wups, just looked at the screen shot in the story and at the very bottom it says the update will be available after 6:00 p.m., ET.

bkafrick

i just plugged in my phone into desktop manager, and it wants to download a ton of new software? BlackBerry 5.0.0 system software, core applications, api library, etc...

might it be related to this update, or is something screwy with my DM.

starfarfel

If I wanted a PDA that couldn't make phone calls, I'd have gotten an iPhone. My Curve 8330 was way more reliable for calling.

bbstormz

the update is available to download from your handset.

tryzub

I'll start by saying that the only reason I'm still a BB user is because that's what my company provides.

I converted to Android from PalmOS last year for my personal phone when the Droid was released. It was the first phone I felt was worth buying, aside from the iPhone (which was a distant 2nd for many reasons, the least of which was AT&T's whack service).

Yes, the Blackberry is old technology, but it's perfect for business...still. This update doesn't address any real business use cases though. Even the PPT is something a company wouldn't provide, IMHO. So it's maybe good for those of you who made the choice to buy a BB for personal use, but it doesn't help business users much.