There is a rumor that the BlackBerry Bold 9650, which we originally thought was going to be the Tour2 9650, will launch in May of this year. There is a lot of speculation about why RIM chose to go with the Bold 9650 versus the Tour brand, and most likely it’s because owners of the Tour 9630 would harbor some resentment that an update to their device came out so soon after they purchased their BlackBerry. To mitigate this possible PR disaster, RIM marketing have decided to go with the Bold label. It’s sort of funny how easy the general public can be misled with a simple marketing twist. Speaking of Tour devices, it also looks like a Verizon OS 5 upgrade will be coming in the next 2-3 weeks and will include PTT for an extra $5 per month.
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BBleaks have found OS 22.214.171.1240 for the Tour 9630 which is an awesome leap forward. I haven’t tried it out yet for myself, but I’d be interested to see if there are any significant performance improvements.
BGR is reporting that the BlackBerry Tour 9630 is on its way out at Best Buy. This is a regular occurrence whenever a device update is coming and I’m sure we’ll be seeing the Tour2 9650 in the next few months. I’m definitely looking forward to a trackpad and WiFi.
Over the years RIM has been continually changing the BlackBerry battery cover. Some covers have been better than others, and I thought I’d put together a review post including new and older devices. The devices included in this review are:
BlackBerry Bold 9700
BlackBerry Curve 8530
BlackBerry Bold 9000
BlackBerry Storm 9550
BlackBerry Storm 9530
BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220
BlackBerry Tour 9630
Generally, I’m looking for a battery cover to be solid, sturdy, easy to remove and put back on, and have an element of fashionable design.
Tour owners have been gunning for the latest OS 5 build for some time now. With OS 126.96.36.1999, hopefully the device will run more smoothly and boot up faster. Again, this is a leaked version so all the usual caveats apply.
[First spotted by BBLeaks]
JLDesigns have a new theme up and this one is for the girls (or guys who love pink). It’s called Letters:Pink and it’s available for the Bold 9700/9000, Tour and Curve 8900. The theme features mostly text-based icons and a pink color scheme.