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Latest OS Breakdown Shows 5.0+ Constitutes 68% of All BlackBerrys in Circulation

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This breakdown by Eric at Ebscer shows OS 5.0+ makes up for 90% of purchases

RIM has released the latest App World OS breakdown numbers with the latest data from May. According to their numbers, OS 5.0 and 6.0 make up 68% of all BlackBerrys in the market. Some other interesting facts include the fact that 31% of free app downloads come from an OS 6.0 BlackBerry. Again, OS 5.0+ dominates and 88% of free app downloads in App World originate from them. OS 6.0 accounts for 54% of all paid app downloads, so it should be obvious to any developer that OS 6 support is a must.

Head over to the DevBlog to see the official numbers.

Rogers BlackBerry Curve 8900 gets Official OS 5.0

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Rogers let us know that an official OS 5.0 build is available for the Curve 8900. We’re still trying to get them to send us a full log file and hopefully they’ll include it in future announcements. Until then, just hit the download site to set yourself up.

Download BlackBerry OS 5.0 for the Rogers Curve 8900.

BlackBerry OS 5 Leaks Roundup: 8520, 9000, 9630, 9700 and 9550

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2009 OS 5 Download Rates as per Ebscer

In the last week there has been a staggering amount of OS 5 leaks. There are leaks across the board so there’s a good chance your device got some love but you missed the post. Scroll down to see if you’ve won the leak lottery.

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.591 For The BlackBerry Tour 9630
Download Of The Leaked OS 5.0.0.566 For The BlackBerry Bold 9700
Download OS 5.0.0.592 for the BlackBerry Curve 8520
Download OS 5.0.0.592 for the Bold 9000
Download OS 5.0.0.592 for the Curve 8900
Download OS 5.0.0.607 for the BlackBerry Storm2 9550
Download The Leaked OS 5.0.0.586 For The BlackBerry Bold 9700

Big thanks to everyone in the blogosphere and community for finding these links. CrackBerry, BBOS, BerryReview and TBZ.

BlackBerry Bold 9650 Launch Rumored in May 2010

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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.

Official OS 5.0.0.419 for the BlackBerry Tour 9630

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SaskTel have released an official OS 5.0.0.419 for the Tour 9630. Grab it and let us know what you think.

Download OS 5.0.0.419 for the Tour 9630.

[Read it first on BerryScoop]

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.