More Hints at Pending BlackBerry OS 6 Release on Verizon Wireless

Well the update guide has been leaked at least...

Verizon Wireless still has not released an update to BlackBerry OS 6—though Sprint has on its identical BlackBerry models—but it looks like Skype has not gotten the memo. Skype, the popular VoIP service, has released a version of its app for Verizon’s BlackBerry models that run BB OS 6. It looks like Skype expected Verizon ...

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Sprint: BlackBerry OS 6 Update out for Bold 9650 and Curve 3G

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BlackBerry OS 6 is finally here for the Bold 9650 and the Curve 3G! Sorry, couldn’t resist. Yes, it’s true. The Bold 9650 and the Curve 3G (9330) are receiving over the air (OTA) updates to Research In Motion’s newest operating system version right now. At least on Sprint’s network. Verizon Wireless customers are still ...

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Verizon’s Guide to BlackBerry OS 6 Upgrade Spotted in Store

Well the update guide has been leaked at least...

Verizon still has plans in the works to upgrade its BlackBerry smart phones to Research In Motion’s BlackBerry OS 6. The update has been a long time coming but rest assured that it is on the way. A member of CrackBerry’s forums managed to take some pictures of Verizon’s official guide to updating a BlackBerry ...

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Leaked BlackBerry Smart Phone Operating Systems Galore!

Screens of BlackBerry OS 6 from Research In Motion

Alright, this week has seen the release of five different updated BlackBerry operating systems for four smart phones. Two of them are leaks and three are actually legitimate—albeit from carriers in Europe. Here’s the rundown so you can make sure your BlackBerry is up-to-date. BlackBerry Bold 9000: The BlackBerry Bold 9000 is definitely an older model, but ...

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Future Multi-core BlackBerrys Will Run QNX’s PlayBook OS, Verizon Launching BB OS 6 Soon

BlackBerry Bold 9650 and Curve 3G 9330 Verizon flyer showing BlackBerry OS 6

Research In Motion’s Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis spoke last night at the D: Dive Into Mobile conference and when he wasn’t confusing the heck out of the interviewers or the crowd he did mention that RIM’s recently acquired QNX division’s PlayBook tablet OS will appear on BlackBerry smartphones once they transition to dual-core processors. Unfortunately, there ...

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Still No BlackBerry OS 6 on the Bold 9700 but the Bold 9650 Gets BB OS 6 Simulator

Image of BlackBerry OS 6 (BB OS 6) screens

BlackBerry OS 6 still has not yet made an appearance on the popular Bold 9700 smart phone model but that isn’t stopping RIM from releasing a Bold 9650 simulator that runs the new operating system. Simulators are basically just emulators designed to match the performance and exact specifications of individual electronic devices for software development ...

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BlackBerry OS 6 Gets ‘FIPS 149-2’ Approval from US Government

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Research In Motion launched the newest version of its smartphone operating system—BlackBerry OS 6—back in August and the new OS has finally received its FIPS 149-2 certification from the US Government. FIPS 149-2 certification means that the new BB operating system meets certain US Government requirements regarding encryption methods inside of both the software and ...

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New BlackBerry OS Update for the Storm 2 and Leaked BB Desktop Manager 6.0.1.13

Verizon Wireless is trying to spread some Thanksgiving holiday cheer in the form of an official Storm2 update that hit the internet today. No, it’s not BlackBerry OS 6. It’s BB OS 5.0.0.1015. A new, leaked version of BlackBerry Desktop Manager has also hit the internet and brings some new features. The Storm 2 has not ...

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BlackBerry Bold 9780 with AT&T Branding Spotted on Video

The BlackBerry Bold 9780 has resurfaced on video with AT&T’s branding clearly visible on the front. The new smartphone from Research In Motion (RIM) already hit T-Mobile’s network in November and has not yet been announced for AT&T. The 9780 is a refresh of the 9700 and ships with the much improved BlackBerry OS 6. ...

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BlackBerry Style 9670 Versus Torch 9800: Both $99 Right Now

The new BlackBerry Style 9760 features a clamshell design and is on sale from Sprint for only $99 with two-year contract and mail-in rebate. The Style comes with BlackBerry OS 6 and features both internal and external screens. Hold on a second though. AT&T has the Torch 9800 on sale for only $99 without any ...

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Leaked BB OS 6 for BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 and Pearl 3G 9100/9105

BlackBerry owners have been waiting for the promised BlackBerry OS 6 update for their smartphones seemingly forever but the Promised Land is nearly here. The Bold 9700 had BB OS 6 leaked for it yesterday, and now the Curve 3G 9300 and Pearl 3G 9110 (and 9105) have gotten the new operating system leaked for ...

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BB OS 6 Leaked for the Bold 9700—Finally!

BlackBerry Bold 9700 owners around the world can rejoice; BlackBerry OS 6 has finally been leaked for the model. This might be an unofficial release, but BB OS 6 has been on the 9800 Torch since August and while being promised for the 9700, has been noticeably absent. The leaked build available online is version ...

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BlackBerry Maker RIM Might Be Bought: Cisco and Microsoft Possiblities

How is this for a rumor? The maker of the BlackBerry smartphone series—Research In Motion (RIM)—might be the target for a takeover.  Shaw Wu, an analyst for Kaufman Bros., claims that while it is a possibility that is helping fuel RIM’s stock price (RIMM) rise of 12% over the past couple of days (along with ...

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BlackBerry Bold 9780 Selling November 17th for $129.99 on T-Mobile

T-Mobile announced today that it would start selling the new BlackBerry Bold 9780 on November 17th. The new Bold will go for $129.99 with a new, two-year contract on T-Mobile’s network. The 9780 is a refresh (an updated) model of the popular Bold 9700. The 9700 is widely considered a contender for the best BlackBerry ...

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BlackBerry Bold 9780 Refresh Due out Early November

The replacement for the popular BlackBerry Bold 9700—the Bold 9780—will be heading out to some carriers for sale in early November. While no date has been given yet for carriers in the US, Canada’s Bell Mobility will start selling the device on November 2nd according to BGR. Vodafone Netherlands will start selling the Bold 9780 ...

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