BlackBerry Bold 9700 gets latest OS 5.0 update thanks to a leak

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BlackBerry Bold 9700 gets latest OS 5.0 update thanks to a leak
One of the latest BlackBerry smartphones to hit the market finally got its first taste of the latest update for OS 5.0 thanks to a leaked update that's been finally made available for download. The BlackBerry Bold 9700 really managed to turn up the notch for the veteran smartphone maker with its sleek form factor and peppy speeds, but the Bold 9700 is getting treated to the OS 5.0.0.536 leak which brings forth a small amount of improvements. Owners can expect to see the caller ID issue fixed, no lock icon unless you have a password, the lock function is different, and browsing the internet looks to be a bit faster. Although it's not a huge difference in terms of what's experienced previously, it points to a telling sign that hopefully an official update will be made in the near future. So if you've got some time on your hands and want to take a risk in placing your Bold 9700 into the latest version, then you can give it a shot by installing the leaked update.

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5 Comments

1. rickbubello

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 05, 2010

I don't understand why you guys post this crap on here. THE PHONE SHIPPED WITH 5.0 Already. From day one, period. This isn't the blackberry tour that hasn't seen an official 5.0 The Blackberry Bold 9700 shipped with native 5.0 You guys really need to find new sources of information and actually read what you post, 2 thumbs down

2. abhinavsg

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 05, 2010

Agree with @rickbubello 9700 comes with OS 5 Factory Installed. Phonearena.com is a source of information abt cellphones for many ppl & if this sort of wrong info is absolutely uncalled for..

3. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

dudes please read through the article, it's an 5.0 OS upgrade, they just titled the article wrong. The OS leak is 5.0.0.536, my 9700 has OS 5.0.0.405.

4. Nobodey

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 03, 2010

People need to chill. The article is not titled "BB 9700 upgraded to 5.0" it says "BlackBerry Bold 9700 gets latest OS 5.0 update thanks to a leak" 5.0 update. As in update to OS 5.0. Poorly titled? Yes Incorrectly Titled? No I just want to point out that if this same article came out about the iPhone, people would call this article "stupid" and insist that is is PA pandering again.

5. rickbubello

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 05, 2010

Just so you know they edited the original title. The article said blackberry bold finally gets into the 5.0 game with newest leak... WHICH is a complete fail. This site completely rips off crackberry.com for all their information and boygeniusreport.com among others. Whats sad is that you can find all the information from other sources- when does phone area get anything someone hasn't posted first???

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