BlackBerry Device Software 5.0 Incremental Features Walkthrough

By this time most of us CrackBerry Addicts are pretty familiar with OS 5.0. You might be running an unofficial release of it on your BlackBerry Bold or Curve 8900, or you've seen the hands-on video or blog and forum posts that have covered many of the features coming in this next evolution of BlackBerry device software. 

That said, I'd bet that even if you have been running 5.0 on your device you have not yet picked up on every incremental feature and improvement. Below you'll find a pretty complete walk through of the upgrades 5.0 offers as well as a checklist of which previous devices are getting what improvements. I say "pretty complete" since I don't seem to notice on this doc any mention of the new media app memory statistics screen (let us know if you spot anything else in the comments). With 5.0 launching soon, it shouldn't be long before an updated version of this incremental features document pops up in the RIM Knowledge Base.

Interesting to note is that based on this document, it seems that 5.0 is only coming (at least in the near future) to the latest generation of BlackBerry smartphones that feature OS 4.6 or greater. It may be a while (or possibly never?!) before your current device model featuring 4.5 or lower sees any 5.0 goodness. Could be time to upgrade. This doc was geared at current GSM devices, but models like the 8230 and yet unreleased devices (9630, "Gemini") that are not on this list should also get/launch with 5.0. * Update - Regarding older devices, we've now heard both that the 83xx series will get the update and that it won't (other older models are out for sure by the sounds of it). I guess we'll see what happens. Sort of strange if that's the case as the first glimpses of 5.0 we saw/heard about were on older devices. Stay tuned... *

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