Verizon's BlackBerry Tour 9630 to get OS 5.0 on Tuesday?

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Verizon's BlackBerry Tour 9630 to get OS 5.0 on Tuesday?
When the BlackBerry Storm 9530 received the 5.0 operating system, it was as though a light switch was turned on and the smartphone was improved tremendously, obtaining features that most smartphones usually have out of the box. The first-gen Storm was like a brand new device after it started being powered by the new OS. According to a tipster who passed along the word to BGR,Verizon is ready to send along the 5.0 OS upgrade for the BlackBerry Tour 9630 this Tuesday. In addition to having the usual laundry list of items, the 5.0 upgrade will bring "Push-to-Talk" capabilities to the phone. The service will cost you $5 a month. Before you tell yourself that you need to move up to the Bold 9650 (which will give you an optical trackpad), why not see if this new OS takes the Tour to places that you could only dream of before. Now those of you with the Sprint version of the Tour, there is no word on when your carrier will offer the upgrade, but you might just want to make a friendly call to customer service to find out.

BlackBerry Tour 9650 Specifications | Review

source: BGR

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3 Comments

1. athiel021

Posts: 33; Member since: Aug 10, 2009

Actually, Blackberry 5.0 is already available for the Sprint Tour. It's been available since 2/16 and we've been putting it on customers' phones for a few weeks now.http://www.nextel.com/en/software_downloads/pda_smartphone/blackberry_9630.shtml

2. BigKippa

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 14, 2008

I think they were implying that they don't know if Sprint will be offering an OS update that will enable Push To Talk features on the Tour.

3. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

I disagree, they have yet to post that Sprint offered 5.0 for the Tour. If they knew I think they would have referenced the amazing transformation the phone made with the new OS. My friend has the Tour on Sprint and HATED the phone until he got the upgrade and now loves it. Sprint pulled their wireless update for some raeson, but as athiel021 said it's still available for download via Sprint's web site.

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