Tag: BlackBerry Curve 8520

Rogers Releases Official OS for the BlackBerry Curve 8520


It’s always nice to have an official OS on your device, especially if it means you can do an OTA update overnight and not worry about the hassle of plugging in your device. Rogers let us know that they’ve released OS for the BlackBerry Curve 8520. This is the first official 5.0 release and it makes you wonder why these things take so long. The Curve 3G is already out and we’re expecting it to have BlackBerry 6. Looks like the smartphone world is moving too fast for everyone.

Grab OS for the Curve 8520 from http://na.blackberry.com/eng/update.

BlackBerry Curve 9300 Spotted: Update to the Curve 8520/8530


The next generation of the low-cost BlackBerry Curve 8520/8530 has surfaced: the BlackBerry Curve 9300. The BlackBerry Curve 9300 looks very similar to the 95XX series, with a familiar back case, media keys, rubberized quick keys and chicklet style keyboard. The 9300 also has a Curve 8900 style silver bezel around it which is a nice addition to the product line. According to the leak on CrackBerry, the 9300 adds 3G and the WiFi n standard to the 8500′s specs, while maintaining the 320×240 display.

What’s interesting about this device is the memory (only 256MB). We’ve been hearing a rumor that the 9700 won’t be OS 6 ready due to lack of memory, and it runs at 256MB as well. This suggests that the 9300 won’t be OS 6 capable, which, if true, is very disappointing. Only time will tell with this one.

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


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 For The BlackBerry Tour 9630
Download Of The Leaked OS For The BlackBerry Bold 9700
Download OS for the BlackBerry Curve 8520
Download OS for the Bold 9000
Download OS for the Curve 8900
Download OS for the BlackBerry Storm2 9550
Download The Leaked OS For The BlackBerry Bold 9700

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

Leaked OS 5 Roundup: Curve 8520, 8900, Tour 9630, Bold 9000 and 9700


Today was a pretty wild day for leaks. We have updated OS 5 leaks for the Curve 8520, Tour 9630, Bold 9000, Curve 8900 and Bold 9700. It’s not every day that so many OS leaks drop at once but I guess when it rains it pours.

Download OS OS for the Curve 8520.

Download OS OS for the Tour 9630.

Download OS for the Bold 9700 or from the mirror link.

Download OS for the Curve 8900 and Bold 9000.

[Links courtesy of Bla1ze and TBZ]

Jim Balsillie Announces RIM to Produce BlackBerrys in Brazil


Jim Balsillie announced that RIM have signed an accord with Singapore’s Flextronics to manufacture the Curve 8520 in Brazil. This is part of a greater market strategy at RIM to target Latin America, which Jim once described as an upcoming Western Europe. “It is extremely important for us to be here to manufacture locally and sell locally,” Basillie said in an interview in Sao Paulo, where he is on a visit. RIM currently manufactures devices in Mexio, which has helped them secure about 35% of the mobile phone device market in Latin America.

Wind Release Official OS for Bold 9000, Curve 8900 and 8520


Wind are the first carrier to officially launch OS and they’re rolling it out on three devices. The Bold 9000, Curve 8900 and and 8520 are all getting this new update. So far, reports about the update are positive so this is definitely worth checking out for yourself.

Download OS for BlackBerry Bold 9000, Curve 8900 and 8520.

Be sure to check out the BlackBerryCool guide to upgrading your OS.