Nice! AT&T has finally announced the availability of the BlackBerry OS 4.5 for 8220, 8320 and 8310 models. Advanced Blackberry users have probably been running the latest firmware for quite a while now, as one can install the OS 4.5 build taken from any carrier by simply deleting the vendor.xml file in the phone's memory.
According to some sources, the long-awaited BlackBerry 8350i will be launched on Monday, December 15th on Sprint’s iDEN network. Some users will even be able to get it before the official release. Get ready.Features of the 8350i include:
Telus subscribers can now order the BlackBerry Storm 9530 from the carrier for $249.99 with a 3-year contract. If this option doesn't suit you, you can opt for $449.99 on a 2-year contract, $549.99 on a 1-year contract or $599.99 to buy the unlocked phone. Not the best deal indeed.
The waiting was unbearable for some, but now it's finally here: the BlackBerry Curve 8900 is now available from Rogers Wireless. The phone will cost $179.99 on a 3-year agreement with a minimum monthly rate plan of $45.Key features include:
According to users at Howard Forums, it appears that Verizon customers owning a BlackBery Pearl 8130 or Curve 8330 can unlock the GPS function on their handsets by upgrading their firmware to version 18.104.22.168. Unfortunately, it looks like BlackBerry Maps is the only application that's able to utilize the internal GPS, Google Maps don't work.
Because the OS version isn't officially supported by Verizon, it might be an intentional concession, or if it was a mistake.
Vodafone Germany has released an new official OS 22.214.171.124 update for the BlackBerry Storm 9500. It includes a number of improvements, including the improved accelerometer, touchscreen accuracy, and more.
Reports from users who have already updated their handsets are mostly positive. Just don't forget to backup your data before applying the update.