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OS 4.5 available for Sprint BlackBerry Curve 8330 and Pearl 8130


Nan PalmeroWhen you see Nan Palmero punching out the air like a BlackBerry-enhanced Adonis, it can only mean one thing: OS 4.5 is available for your BlackBerry. Today it’s the BlackBerry Curve 8330 and BlackBerry Pearl 8130 on the Sprint network. We have a quick rundown of new features in OS 4.5, as well as download instructions for your BlackBerry enjoyment.

OS 4.5 Features and Improvements:

    OTASL (Over The Air Software Loading) This enables all future versions of handheld software to be downloaded and installed wirelessly

    MMS (Audio, pictures, text, or all three in the same message)

    Docs to Go (device-side Word, Excel, and Powerpoint document editing capabilities)

Sounds pretty great, right? Download instructions for BIS and BES users are after the jump. We’ve also heard that OS 4.5 will be released for the BlackBerry 8830 in a few weeks, with an 8703(!) release coming at the end of Q1.

Thanks for the tip, Rob!

OS 4.5 download instructions

Deltacom Offers BlackBerry 8830 and Curve 8330 for SMBs via Simpli-Mobile


DeltaCom, Inc., a leading provider of integrated communications services to customers in the southeastern United States, today announced that the BlackBerry 8830 World Edition and BlackBerry Curve 8330 from Research In Motion are now available to Deltacom customers as part of its Simpli-Mobile offering for small and medium sized businesses.

“The BlackBerry solution is a natural fit with our extensive portfolio of integrated technology and communications solutions, keeping Simpli-Mobile customers connected and productive,” said Lee A. Kimball, Deltacom’s Senior Vice President of Marketing. He added, “We are able to offer Deltacom Simpli-Mobile users a complete BlackBerry solution, which includes mobile service, hosted Microsoft® Exchange and POP email, so they can stay connected to their business.”

For more information, visit DeltaCom’s web site at http://www.deltacom.com.

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GPS now unlock for Verizon BlackBerry 8130 and 8330 (BlackBerry Bytes)


A bunch of people have sent us emails that Verizon has now unlocked the GPS functionality for the BlackBerry 8130 and 8330. This will allow Verizon subscribers to finally use BlackBerry Maps (by selecting the ‘internal GPS’ option in your settings)! However, Google Maps will not work as Verizon deems it a ‘security risk’.

You’re going to need OS 4.5 to experience GPS freedom on your Verizon BlackBerry. Thankfully, we have all the information you need to upgrade to OS 4.5 at the links below.

BlackBerry OS 4.5 now available from BlackBerry.com/Upgrades. No, seriously.
How To: Upgrade your BlackBerry Software

Virgin Mobile Canada launches BlackBerry Curve 8330


Virgin Mobile Canada has officially released their second BlackBerry handset, the BlackBerry Curve 8330. Virgin seems hell-bent on locking Canadians into a three year contract, but the price seems about right at $49.99 on a 3-year contract (with any BlackBerry Bundle). Otherwise, our fellow Canucks will have to shell out $329.99 on a 2-year plan, $379.99 on a 1-year plan or $429.99 for 30 days (read: not worth it).

To sweeten the arrangement, Virgin is throwing in an 8GB MicroSD card while supplies last. Hopefully they will also make a new video promoting the ‘Virgin Lifestyle’.

Virgin Mobile Canada BlackBerry Curve 8330

Bell crippling BlackBerry GPS to make more money?


Bad news rumors are coming from BGR today, which is reporting that Bell Canada might follow the lead of Verizon Wireless and cripple GPS on select BlackBerrys. Here’s what BGR had to say:

Bell may be increasing the GPS lock time (2-10 minutes) and resolution (1-2.5KM) of Third Party applications while maintaining the speed (10-15s) and accuracy (10-25m) of their own GPS Nav program. These changes are presumably meant to force lure customers into using Bell’s crappy superior GPS Nav program instead of the built-in Blackberry Maps or the free Google Maps. You knew this was coming…

BGR states that the BlackBerry 8830, BlackBerry Pearl 8130 and BlackBerry Curve 8330 are the devices to be affected. Bell charges $10/month or $3.50/day for their GPS Navigation service, by the way. Thoughts?

(via BoyGeniusReport)

Rogers BlackBerry Curve 8320 to come in September, Telus gets red 8330


Some new BlackBerry Curve release are coming to Canadian carriers Rogers and Telus. Kevin at CrackBerry is telling us that the Wi-Fi enabled, Sapphire Blue BlackBerry 8320 should make an appearance on Rogers in September, a full month ahead of the AT&T BlackBerry Curve 8320, priced at $150 on a three-year contract. You can also check out the new Rogers BlackBerry rate card after the jump.

In addition, Telus has just released the CDMA BlackBerry 8330 (with GPS, but no Wi-FI) in a lovely red color, to go along with their gray and pink variants. The BlackBerry 8330 is also being sold at $150 on a three-year contract. You can see more plan and pricing information on Telus’ BlackBerry 8330 product page.

(via CB, BlackBerrySync)

More BlackBerry Curve info and Rogers pricing plans