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BlackBerry Cool Roundup for the Week of February 22nd

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If I had to boil the week down to the biggest news, I’d say it’s centered around the news that Verizon is dropping a ton of older devices from their inventory. There were rumors from analysts that the Storm (probably the 9530) was going to be nixed because it wasn’t selling well and there were so many complaints about the device. Soon after the leak we saw some official looking documents saying Verizon will discontinue the Storm 9530, Curve 8330, 8830 and Pearl Flip 8230. While I like the idea of killing old devices in favor of newer ones, I just hope prices continue to come down. Hit the jump and catch up on everything that happened this week.
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Verizon to Discontinue the Storm 9530, Curve 8330, 8830 and Pearl Flip 8230

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There’s a semi-confirmed rumor that Verizon will discontinue the Storm 9530, Curve 8330, 8830 and Pearl Flip 8230. We’ve heard that the Storm is on its way out, but its news to see the Curve 8330 (America’s most popular smartphone), and the Pearl Flip, a form factor that was never really given a chance, are both gone as well. We all knew that these devices would be on their way out eventually, as carriers update their stock with the latest devices.
Are you sad to see any of these go?

Verizon BlackBerry Curve 8330 To Be Discontinued?

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BlackBerry 8330 from Verizon

BlackBerry 8330 from Verizon

There seems to be a rumor going around that Verizon has discontinued the Curve 8330 because it’s not showing up on the Verizon site. Not too long ago we heard Verizon would be offering the 8330 on a pay-as-you-go plan. It could be that the device is in transition from the contract section to the month-to-month section and that’s why we’re not seeing it. It would also be a little strange for Verizon to discontinue America’s most popular smartphone, and keep the Pearl Flip.

Thoughts?

BlackBerry Cool Roundup for the Week of January 18th

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It was a long week for the BlackBerry Nation. Some of my favorite highlights include our two contests, one for the PrivacyStar app, the other for an Epik case. In the app department, foursquare made the headlines by releasing their official client and one of my favorite iPhone developers, IUGO, launched 2 of their major titles for BlackBerry. In the news, the BlackBerry Curve 8330 got an official OS 5 update from Boost Mobile of all places. Regardless, we’ll just delete that vendor.xml file and get to work downloading. Hope you have a great weekend everybody!
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Official OS 5 Arrives for the BlackBerry Curve 8330

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After a Boost Mobile user posted a pic of their Curve 8330 with OS 5.0.0.438, it seemed only a matter of time until the download became available. Well now you can head over to the Boost Mobile page and grab OS 5.0.0.438 for yourself! Just remember to delete the vendor.xml file. Also, if you’re a Tour owner, feel free to use the comment thread to vent. Also, I’m not sure if this is compatible with the 8330m, so let us know if you’ve tried.

Download OS 5.0.0.438 for the BlackBerry Curve 8330 from Boost.

Boost Mobile Shipping the BlackBerry Curve 8330 with OS 5?

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Got a tip that Boost is shipping their 8330 with OS 5.0.0.438 which is strange because Sprint is not. It could be that the CB forums member who posted it, has a leaked version on their desktop which was installed, or a hoax altogether. If Boost is in fact shipping the 8330 with OS 5, that would mean an official OS launch is just around the corner.