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Sprint announced plans to carry the new BlackBerry® Q10 smartphone powered by BlackBerry® 10 later this year.

 

The new BlackBerry Q10 smartphone is based on the re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry 10 platform and offers customers a powerful and unique new mobile computing experience. The BlackBerry Q10 smartphone will be the first BlackBerry 10 smartphone with a physical QWERTY keyboard and touchscreen, delivering a smarter experience that continuously adapts to a customer’s needs.

 

Additional details, including pricing, will be shared closer to availability. Customers can get more information about the new BlackBerry Q10 smartphone from Sprint at www.sprint.com/blackberry10.

 

BlackBerry 10 gives customers a faster and smarter experience that continuously adapts to their needs. Every feature, every gesture, and every detail is designed to keep customers moving and includes advancements such as:

•          Peek and Flow into the BlackBerry Hub – A new mobile computing paradigm where what matters to customers is always only one swipe away

•          Keyboard – Understands and adapts to customers, so they can type faster and more accurately, with a QWERTY keyboard that has rows separated by frets, making it easier to type accurately and with more confidence than ever before

•          BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger) – Allows customers to share things with the people that matter to them in an instant

•          BlackBerry® Balance™ technology – Protects what is important to customers and the businesses they work for

 

Read the announcement – Sprint to Bring Truly Unlimited 4G LTE to BlackBerry Q10 Smartphone

 

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BlackBerry, RIM, Research In Motion and related trademarks, names and logos are the property of Research In Motion Limited. RIM is not responsible for any third-party products or services.

VersionRelease DateDescription of Enhancements/Fixes
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7.1.0.580

Bundle 1737

7/30/12

- Fix for issue with CMAS

- Fix for issue with device getting stuck in 1X

 

Discuss it here

Have you rated your phone?  Rate your Blackberry Curve 9350 here

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7.1.0

(bundle 921)

3/19//2012

- Mobile Hotspot setup fixes 

 

Discuss it here

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- Initial release
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Update your software

 

Download using computer:

  1.  From www.sprint.com/downloads, select Smartphones > BlackBerry Curve 9350 > Software Update for BlackBerry Curve 9350

       > More Details

  2.  Scroll to the bottom and select Download

  3.  A pop-up box will ask you to either Run or Save the download; choose Save and save to your computer desktop

  4.  Double-click Install file that was saved to your desktop and when the dialog box appears, click Run

  5.  Select the appropriate language and click OK

  6.  Click Next and select the appropriate Country or Region

  7.  Click Next and select I accept the terms in the license agreement

  8.  Click Next and the installation process will begin

  9.  Click Finish

10.  Open the BlackBerry Desktop Manager by going to Start > Programs > BlackBerry > Desktop  Manager

11.  Connect your phone to your computer using the USB cable and make sure the Desktop Manager shows Connected in the top left

12.  If the Application Updates Available window appears, click Update Now and select BlackBerry Device Software 7.1

13.  Click Next

14.  On the Device Backup screen, choose whether to automatically back up the data on your phone or to Not back up the data

       * Note: It is recommended that you back up your data before proceeding

15.  Click Next

16.  Click Finish to begin loading the BlackBerry Desktop Software to your phone

       * Important Note: Do not unplug the phone while the update is loading

17.  Click Close when the software is finished loading

 

Check your software version:

  1. Press Application button and choose Maximize Panel to get to Main Menu

  2. Scroll to Options

  3. Choose Device

  4. Click About Device Versions

 

Note: Comments are restricted on this blog. As new software updates are available, a new thread will be

         posted and linked to in this blog. Please post any comments under that thread for the specific software update.

VersionRelease DateDescription of Enhancements/Fixes
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7.1.0.580 Bundle 17377/30/12

- Fix for issue with CMAS

- Fix for issue with device getting stuck in 1X

 

Discuss it here

Have you rated your phone?  Rate the Blackberry Torch 9850 here

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7.1.0 (bundle 921)
3/12/2012

- Mobile Hotspot setup fixes 

- Microsoft VPN solution fixes 

 

Discuss it here

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7.11/6/2012

- Touch Screen issues

- Back button acting as the Menu button issue

- Near Field Communications (NFC) improvements

- JVM error fix

- Addition of Mobile Hotspot

 

Discuss it here

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Update your software

 

Download using computer:

  1.  From www.sprint.com/downloads, select Smartphones > BlackBerry Torch 9850 > Software Update for BlackBerry Torch 9850

       > More Details

  2.  Scroll to the bottom and select Software Download

  3.  A pop-up box will ask you to either Run or Save the download; choose Save and save to your computer desktop

  4.  Double-click Install file that was saved to your desktop and when the dialog box appears, click Run

  5.  Select the appropriate language and click OK

  6.  Click Next and select the appropriate Country or Region

  7.  Click Next and select I accept the terms in the license agreement

  8.  Click Next and the installation process will begin

  9.  Click Finish

10.  Open the BlackBerry Desktop Manager by going to Start > Programs > BlackBerry > Desktop  Manager

11.  Connect your phone to your computer using the USB cable and make sure the Desktop Manager shows Connected in the top left

12.  If the Application Updates Available window appears, click Update Now and select BlackBerry Device Software 7.1

13.  Click Next

14.  On the Device Backup screen, choose whether to automatically back up the data on your phone or to Not back up the data

       * Note: It is recommended that you back up your data before proceeding

15.  Click Next

16.  Click Finish to begin loading the BlackBerry Desktop Software to your phone

       * Important Note: Do not unplug the phone while the update is loading

17.  Click Close when the software is finished loading

 

Check your software version:

  1. Press Application button and choose Maximize Panel to get to Main Menu

  2. Scroll to Options

  3. Choose Device

  4. Click About Device Versions

  5. BlackBerry Torch 9850 Smartphone (3G, CDMA) will be displayed, followed by the software version number

 

Note: Comments are restricted on this blog. As new software updates are available, a new thread will be

         posted and linked to in this blog. Please post any comments under that thread for the specific software update.

VersionRelease DateDescription of Enhancements/Fixes
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
7.1.0.580 Bundle 17377/30/12

- Fix for issue with CMAS

- Fix for issue with device getting stuck in 1X

 

Discuss it here

Have you rated your phone?  Rate the Blackberry Bold 9930 here

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7.1.0 (bundle 921)
3/12/2012

- Mobile Hotspot setup fixes 

- Microsoft VPN solution fixes 

 

Discuss it here

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7.11/6/2012

- Touch Screen issues

- Back button acting as the Menu button issue

- Near Field Communications (NFC) improvements

- JVM error fix

- Addition of Mobile Hotspot

 

Discuss it here

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Update your software

 

Download using computer:

  1.  From www.sprint.com/downloads, select Smartphones > BlackBerry Bold 9930 > Software Update for BlackBerry Bold 9930

       > More Details

  2.  Scroll to the bottom and select Software Download

  3.  A pop-up box will ask you to either Run or Save the download; choose Save and save to your computer desktop

  4.  Double-click Install file that was saved to your desktop and when the dialog box appears, click Run

  5.  Select the appropriate language and click OK

  6.  Click Next and select the appropriate Country or Region

  7.  Click Next and select I accept the terms in the license agreement

  8.  Click Next and the installation process will begin

  9.  Click Finish

10.  Open the BlackBerry Desktop Manager by going to Start > Programs > BlackBerry > Desktop  Manager

11.  Connect your phone to your computer using the USB cable and make sure the Desktop Manager shows Connected in the top left

12.  If the Application Updates Available window appears, click Update Now and select BlackBerry Device Software 7.1

13.  Click Next

14.  On the Device Backup screen, choose whether to automatically back up the data on your phone or to Not back up the data

       * Note: It is recommended that you back up your data before proceeding

15.  Click Next

16.  Click Finish to begin loading the BlackBerry Desktop Software to your phone

       * Important Note: Do not unplug the phone while the update is loading

17.  Click Close when the software is finished loading

 

Check your software version:

  1. Press Application button and choose Maximize Panel to get to Main Menu

  2. Scroll to Options

  3. Choose Device

  4. Click About Device Versions

  5. BlackBerry Bold 9930 Smartphone (3G, CDMA) will be displayed, followed by the software version number

 

Note: Comments are restricted on this blog. As new software updates are available, a new thread will be

         posted and linked to in this blog. Please post any comments under that thread for the specific software update.

VersionRelease DateDescription of Enhancement/Fixes
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5.0.0.1051

Build 1706

1/31/2011- Call Timer Issue
- Auto update time zone (device registers wrong time)
- MMS Delays
- Radio Cycling issue
- Standby Mode causing device to lock up when password protect is enabled
- Call forwarding changes disappear - phone/options/setup call forwarding
- Master Subsidy Lock Issue

 

Discuss it here

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5.0.0.8078/24/2010

- Multimedia messaging (MMS) delays and messages not getting to device
- Ability to search global address list
- Missing contacts
- Speakerphone issue
- Threaded text messaging added

 

Discuss it here

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4.6.1.313
11/12/2009- Bluetooth improvements
- Push to Talk features
- Video improvements
- Text messaging improvements
- Security issue
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4.6.1.204
4/3/2009- Echo issue
- Master radio reset issue
- Push to Talk issues
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4.6.1.1282/10/2009
- MMS issues
- GPS Location-Based Service Issues
- Bluetooth Improvements
- Data Connectivity Issues
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4.6.1.8312/15/2008- Initial Release
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Important Notes:
- Preferred method of update is OTW/tethered (Over the wire) due to the length of time  required for installation
- OTA (Over the air) upgrade is only available when updating within the 5.0 release.  Wifi should be connected

  if upgrading via OTA

Update your software
OTA (over the air)

   1. From the Main screen, press the Menu key
   2. Select Options > Advanced Options > Wireless Update > Check for Updates
   3. Select the newest upgrade version and click Next
   4. Click Start Download > Upgrade Now
          * Note: To schedule a time to install the BlackBerry Device Software, click Schedule Upgrade
   5. Click Upgrade Now again
   6. When the update is done, your phone will reboot and refresh with the latest update

OTW (over the wire; through your computer)
   1. Go to the Sprint Download site to get the download file
     2. Find the software version you need and click More Details
   3. Scroll to the bottom and select Download
   4. A pop-up box will ask you to either Run or Save the download; choose Save and save to
       your computer desktop
   5. Once the download is saved, double-click the file that was saved to your desktop and
       when the dialog box appears, click Run
   6. Select the appropriate language and click OK
   7. Click Next and select the appropriate Country or Region
   8. Click Next and select I accept the terms in the license agreement
   9. Click Next and the installation process will begin
  10. Click Finish
  11. Open the BlackBerry Desktop Manager by going to
         Start > Programs > BlackBerry > Desktop Manager
  12. Once the Desktop Manager is open, connect your phone to your computer using the USB
        cable and make sure the Desktop Manager shows Connected in the top left
  13. If the Application Updates Available window appears, click Update Now and select the
         check box for BlackBerry Device Software 5.0
  14. Click Next
  15. On the Device Backup screen, choose whether to automatically back up the data on your
       phone or to Not back up the data
          * Note: It is recommended that you back up your data before proceeding
  16. Click Next
  17. Click Finish to begin loading the BlackBerry Desktop Software to your phone
           * Important Note: Do not unplug the phone while the update is loading
  18. Click Close when the software is finished loading

Via the Blackberry Web Site (Applies to Non-BES Customers Only; for BIS Customers Only)
   1. Connect the phone to the computer using a USB connection
   2. On the computer, navigate to the BlackBerry Device Software Updates Web site
   3. Click Check for Updates
   4. In the Device connection dialog box, type the password for your phone
   5. Click OK
   6. Complete the instructions on the screen to perform the update

Check the version on your phone
   1. From the Main menu, scroll to and select the Options (wrench) icon
   2. Select About
   3. The software version will be listed in the format of X.X.X.XXX

Note: Comments are restricted on this blog. As new maintenance releases are available, a new thread will be
        a posted and linked to in this blog. Please post any comments under that thread for the specific
    
    maintenance release.

VersionRelease DateDescription of Enhancement/Fixes
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5.0.0.103012/28/2010- Improved call performance

 

Discuss it here

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5.0.0.98311/6/2010

- *3 and *7 issues
-  Contact Ringer setup
-  Data Services for international roaming
- “Contacting wireless network” issue after provisioning is completed

- International SMS setup

 

Discuss it here

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5.0.0.6245/4/2010- International SMS text code
- BlackBerry Messenger issues
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5.0.0.4842/15/2010

- Battery drain from third-party application
- Threaded SMS text messaging

- Faster BlackBerry map rendering and improved search
- Browser improvement with added support for Javascript v.16
- BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) improvements: flag email for follow-up, improved email

  folder management, view attachments in meeting makers, forward calendar appointements,

  access to Windows Shares on intranet
- BlackBerry Internet Services (BIS) improvements: improved email set-up

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4.7.1.5710/15/2009

- Roaming indicator (small triangle near the top of screen) continues to display even though

  you have returned to a Sprint coverage area

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4.7.17/12/2009- Initial Release



 

Update your software

 

To update your BlackBerry Tour 9630 smartphone over the air:

 

   1. Press the Application button to get to the Main Menu
   2. Select Options (wrench icon) > Advanced Options > Wireless Upgrade
   3. Select Check for Upgrades
   4. Select the 5.0 wireless BlackBerry Device Software upgrade package
   5. Click Next > Start Download > Upgrade Now
          * Note: To schedule a time to install the BlackBerry Device Software, click Schedule Upgrade
   6. Click Upgrade Now again
          * Warning: You will be unable to use your BlackBerry Tour or make emergency calls for up to 2
             hours during the installation process
   7. When the update is done, your phone will reboot and refresh with the latest update

 


To update your BlackBerry Tour 9630 smartphone through your computer:

 

   1. Go to our BlackBerry Tour 9630 download page
   2. Find the software version you need and click More Details
   3. Scroll to the bottom and select Download
   4. A pop-up box will ask you to either Run or Save the download; choose Save
and save to your computer
       desktop
   5. Once the download is saved, double-click the file that was saved to your desktop andwhen the dialog
       box appears, click Run
   6. Select the appropriate language and click OK
   7. Click Next and select the appropriate Country or Region
   8. Click Next and select I accept the terms in the license agreement
   9. Click Next and the installation process will begin
  10. Click Finish
  11. Open the BlackBerry Desktop Manager by going to Start > Programs > BlackBerry > Desktop Manager
  12. Once the Desktop Manager is open, connect your BlackBerry Tour to your computer using the USB cable and
       make sure the Desktop Manager shows Connected in the top left
  13. If the Application Updates Available window appears, click Update Now and select the check box for
        BlackBerry Device Software 5.0
  14. Click Next
  15. On the Device Backup screen, choose whether to automatically back up the data on your BlackBerry 9630
        or to Not back up the data
          * Note: It is recommended that you back up your data before proceeding
  16. Click Next
  17. Click Finish to begin loading the BlackBerry Desktop Software to your Tour
          * Important Note: Do not unplug the phone while the update is loading to your BlackBerry Tour,
             which can take approximately 60 to 90 minutes.
  18. Click Close when the software is finished loading

 


Check the version on your phone:
   1. From the Main screen, select Options (wrench icon)
   2. Select About
   3. Software Version will be listed in the format X.X.X.XXX

 

Note: Comments are restricted on this blog. As new maintenance releases are available, a new thread will be
      posted and linked to in this blog. Please post any comments under that thread for the specific
      maintenance release.

 

 



VersionRelease DateDescription of Enhancement/Fixes
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6.0.0.70612/5/2011

- Visual Voicemail fixes (VVM sent while roaming, no VVM indicator)

 

Discuss it here

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6.0.0.52204/26/2011

- VVM (Visual Voicemail) new message notification enhancement

- VVM 9016 SMS (Short Message Service) issue fix

- Fix for SMS Message deleting from view of long SMS chain

- BlackBerry Balance (a service that allows the BES

  (BlackBerry Enterprise Service) IT Admin the ability to wipe / control

   the BES portion of an employee’s phone without impacting BIS

   (BlackBerry Internet Service)/personal email, etc. – Dual   

    persona managed by the BES administrator)

 

Discuss it here

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5.0.0.103001/14/2011

- Call performance improvements

  Note: available for those customers who have not yet certified on 6.0

 

Discuss it here

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6.0.0.415

Build 1659

12/29/2010

- Call performance improvements

- Upgraded operating system to 6.0 version

 

Discuss it here

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5.0.0.913

Build 1516

9/26/2010- Initial Release
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Important Notes:

- Warning: You will be unable to use your phone or make emergency calls for up to 2 hours during the installation process.

- Software version 6.0.0.522 is available via OTA as of 4/26/11; Sprint.com/downloads will be available no later than 5/2.

 

Update your software

 

OTA (over the air)
   1. From the Main screen, press the Menu key
   2. Select Options > Advanced Options > Wireless Update > Check for Updates
   3. Select the newest upgrade version and click Next
   4. Click Start Download > Upgrade Now
          * Note: To schedule a time to install the BlackBerry Device Software, click Schedule Upgrade
   5. Click Upgrade Now again
   6. When the update is done, your phone will reboot and refresh with the latest update

 

OTW (over the wire; through your computer)
  1. Go to the Sprint Download site to get the download file
  2. Find the software version you need and click More Details
  3. Scroll to the bottom and select Download
  4. A pop-up box will ask you to either Run or Save the download;
       choose Save and save to your computer desktop
  5. Once the download is saved, double-click the file that was saved
      to your desktop and when the dialog box appears, click Run
  6. Select the appropriate language and click OK
  7. Click Next and select the appropriate Country or Region
  8. Click Next and select I accept the terms in the license agreement
  9. Click Next and the installation process will begin
10. Click Finish
11. Open the BlackBerry Desktop Manager by going to
      Start > Programs > BlackBerry > Desktop Manager
12. Once the Desktop Manager is open, connect your phone to your computer
      using a USB connection the USB cable and make sure the Desktop Manager
       shows Connected in the top left
13. If the Application Updates Available window appears, click Update Now
       and select the check box for the software version you're downloading.
14. Click Next
15. On the Device Backup screen, choose whether to automatically back up
       the data on your phone or to Not back up the data
        * Note: It is recommended that you back up your data before proceeding
16. Click Next
17. Click Finish to begin loading the BlackBerry Desktop Software to your phone
         * Important Note: Do not unplug the phone while the update is loading
18. Click Close when the software is finished loading

 

 

Via the Blackberry Web Site (Applies to Non-BES Customers Only; for BIS Customers Only)
  1. Connect the phone to the computer using a USB connection
  2. On the computer, navigate to the BlackBerry Device Software Updates Web site.        
    3. Click Check for Updates
  4. In the Device connection dialog box, type the password for your phone
  5. Click OK
  6. Complete the instructions on the screen to perform the update

 

 

Check the version on your phone
   1. From the Main menu, scroll to and select the Options (wrench) icon
   2. Select About
   3. The software version will be listed in the third line down and will be in the format of X.X.X.XXX

 

Note: Comments are restricted on this blog. As new maintenance releases are available, a new thread will be
          posted and linked to in this blog. Please post any comments under that thread for the specific
          maintenance release.

 

[1/11/11- updated the build number from 1516 to 1659 for version 6.0.0.415]

[1/11/11 - added OTW and Blackberry.com install instructions]

VersionRelease DateDescription of Enhancements/Fixes
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6.0.0.70612/5/2011

- Device resets while browsing internet as well as other random device reset issues

 

Discuss it here

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6.0.0.6007/12/2011

- Reset issue on 6.0 upgrade

- SMS (text) scrolling issue

 

Discuss it here

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6.0.0.41512/29/2010

- Call performance improvements
- Upgraded Operationg System to 6.0

** You must have version 5.0.0.1030 on your phone before you can installing this update

 

Discuss it here

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5.0.0.103012/28/2010

- Improved call performance

 

Discuss it here

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5.0.0.98310/19/2010

- Contact ringer set-up

- Issues with *3 and *7

- "Contacting Wireless Network" error message after phone activation

- Data services for international roaming

- International text message set-up

 

Discuss it here

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5.0.0.6995/25/2010

- Global mode radio turn off issue

- *3 and *7 issues

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5.0.0.6215/16/2010- Initial Release
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Update your software

 

 

To update your BlackBerry Bold 9650 over the air:
   1. Press the Menu key
   2. Scroll to the Options icon and press the trackpad
   3. Scroll to Advanced Options and press the trackpad
   4. Scroll to Wireless Update and press the trackpad
   5. When Next option is highlighted on the introduction page, press the trackpad and the Current Version of the

       software will be displayed
   6. Click on Check for Updates
   7. Follow the on-screen instructions to download the software

 

 

To update your BlackBerry Bold 9650 through your computer:
   1. Go to our Bold 9650 download site to get the download file
   2. Find the software version you need and click More Details
   3. Scroll to the bottom and select Download
   4. A pop-up box will ask you to either Run or Save the download; choose Save and save to your computer desktop
   5. Once the download is saved, double-click the file that was saved to your desktop and when the dialog box    

       appears, click Run
   6. Select the appropriate language and click OK
   7. Click Next and select the appropriate Country or Region
   8. Click Next and select I accept the terms in the license agreement
   9. Click Next and the installation process will begin
  10. Click Finish
  11. Open the BlackBerry Desktop Manager by going to Start > Programs > BlackBerry > Desktop Manager
  12. Once the Desktop Manager is open, connect your BlackBerry Bold 9650 to your computer using the USB cable and

        make sure the Desktop Manager shows Connected in the top left
  13. If the Application Updates Available window appears, click Update Now and select the check box for BlackBerry

        Device Software 5.0
  14. Click Next
  15. On the Device Backup screen, choose whether to automatically back up the data on your BlackBerry 9650 or to

       Not back up the data
          * Note: It is recommended that you back up your data before proceeding
  16. Click Next
  17. Click Finish to begin loading the BlackBerry Desktop Software to your Bold 9650
          * Important Note: Do not unplug the phone while the update is loading
  18. Click Close when the software is finished loading

 

 

Check the version on your phone
   1. Press the Menu key
   2. Scroll to the Options icon and press the trackpad
   3. Scroll to Advanced Options and press the trackpad
   4. Scroll to Wireless Update and press the trackpad
   5. When Next option is highlighted on the introduction page, press the trackpad and the Current Version of the

       software will be displayed

 

 

Note: Comments are restricted on this blog. As new maintenance releases are available, a new thread will be
         posted and linked to in this blog. Please post any comments under that thread for the specific
         maintenance release.

VersionRelease DateDescription of Enhancement/Fixes
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6.0.0.706

Build 3409

12/5/2011

- VVM (Visual Voicemail) fixes

 

Discuss it here

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6.0.0.522

Build 2426

04/26/2011

- VVM (Visual Voicemail) new message notification enhancement

- VVM 9016 SMS (Short Message Service) issue fix

- SMS Message deleting from view of long SMS chain

- BlackBerry Balance (a service that allows the BES (BlackBerry Enterprise Service) IT Admin the

   ability to wipe / control the BES portion of an employee’s phone without impacting BIS

   (BlackBerry Internet Service)/personal email, etc. – Dual persona managed by the BES administrator)

 

Discuss it here

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6.0.0.407

Build 1609

12/20/2010- Camera freeze
- Video camera freeze
- Blackberry Messenger notification
- Visual Voicemail SMS notification (code 9016 error)
- SMS improvements
- Voice activated dialing
- Improved trackpad sensitivity
- Call performance improvements


  Discuss it here

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6.0.0.248

Build 698

10/31/2010- Initial Release
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To update your software:

1.  Press the Menu button

2.  Select Open Tray

3.  Select Options

4.  Choose Device > Software Updates

5.  Your phone will check for and download the latest software updates


Check the version on your phone:

1.  Press the Menu button

2.  Select Open Tray

3.  Select Options

4.  Choose Device > About Device Versions

5.  The software version will be listed in the third line down in the format X.X.X.XXXX


Note: Comments are restricted on this blog. As new maintenance releases are available, a new thread will be
          posted and linked to in this blog. Please post any comments under that thread for the specific
          maintenance release.

http://support.sprint.com/catalog/images/blackberry/SP9630RIM/gal_463x407_4.jpgFor the past few days I've been adding some troubleshooting and tips articles to Documents tab here.  These are modified from a set of articles RiM sends out to retail agents to help solve customer problems.


Topics include:

  • Bluetooth
  • Battery
  • Applications
  • Audio
  • Charging
  • Display
  • Email
  • Error Messages
  • Freezing/Crashing
  • Power
  • Reception
  • Ringer
  • Software

 

Take a look and let me know if you find the information useful.

 

http://community.sprint.com/baw/community/buzzaboutwireless/phones-and-devices/blackberry?view=documents

    

I had a chance to sit down recently with one of the most famous and talented Brick Breaker players in the world. The level of passion and dedication to the game can be measured only by some of professional sports greatest athletes. At the height of his playing career the comparisons to some of the greats are too many to name. Ranked #7 in the world and in the middle of what some have called the most amazing achievement of the last two centuries, tragedy struck. The fall of this great champion came as a blow to everyone following the sport. This is the first official interview since the tragic end to what was a very promising career. Here is a transcript of the interview:

 

 

Q – Can you tell me a little about why you became interested I the sport?

 

A – It all started when I got my first Blackberry 7520 about six years ago. When I first starting playing, it felt…well I guess the only word to describe it would exhilarating. I don’t want to brag but I think I was just a natural. I almost go into a trance like state and become the paddle I guess. At first it was just for the enjoyment of the sport but it soon became a passion and I knew I had a chance to do something special.

 

 

Q - Would you be willing to talk a little about some of the tips and tricks you used? Perhaps give some good advice to those just getting started?

 

 

 

A – It’s difficult to describe I guess. The real trick is getting past all 34 levels the second time through, from there on things get much easier. I generally use the acronym “I’M BAD” to remember the keys to the game.

 

I – Intensity

M- Memorize the levels

B – Be the paddle

A – Avoid the “Flip”

D – Don’t be distracted.

 

If you can remember those things you’ll do just fine.

 

 

Q – Did you ever change your routine or equipment?

A – As I mentioned, I started off with the Blackberry 7520 and eventually moved on to the 8350i. It took some time to get used to the differences but it didn’t take me long to appreciate the advances in the technology.

 

 

Q – Were there ever any injuries?

A – I had to fight through a few pretty tough thumb blisters and continually got “Brick Breaker Eye” but it was nothing a little Visene couldn’t take care of.

 

 

Q – I know this is an emotional subject for you, but can you walk us through what happened that fateful day in late 2009?

A – I can try my best but it’s been an emotional time for me. It was a sunny but cold Friday morning, I remember because I was carrying my Blackberry in the pocket of my heavy winter coat. The night before had been a really great night and I was feeling pretty excited about the potential the weekend held for training. Just like a typical Thursday night my wife had been watching her prime time dramas and the kids were already asleep which allowed me to really focus on my game without distractions. I was really in the zone. My score was just over 1.5 million, I had 97 lives and was well on my way to breaking all the records. I’m sorry, give me just a second…

 

Interviewer – It’s okay, take your time.

 

Okay, sorry about that. So I was running into work and was jogging up the stairs, It was important to stay in shape, on top of my game. I felt my phone vibrate and went to answer it and I don’t really know how it happened, I guess it just slipped out of my hands. When I saw the battery fly out I knew it was over, all was lost, my score, all my time and training, just gone in a flash. The next few weeks were pretty hard but with the help of my friends, family, and colleagues I was able to pull through. It was devastating.

 

 

Q – Will you ever get back to the game?

 

A – No. You just don’t come back from something like that. I’m proud of my accomplishments but it’s time I move on

 

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tour_kindle.jpgAmazon has released a Kindle app for the BlackBerry.  The app allows you to download over 400,000 Kindle books to your BlackBerry so you'll have something to do when you finally finish your brick breaker marathon.  You don't need to have a Kindle but if you do Whispersync can keep both devices up-to-date.  You can also shop for books via the Kindle store which includes free books and free book samples.  In the future, amazon plans to update this beta version by allowing line by line scrolling, adding a feature to create notes and highlights, and adding a search feature to search within books.

 

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For more information or to download go to www.amazon.com/kindlebb.

TristanTK

Sprint.com Support Resources

Posted by TristanTK Feb 10, 2010

Here are the links to the support sections on Sprint.com dedicated to supporting our more popular BlackBerries.  If you don't see your phone check this page for a list of all BlackBerries we support.

 

Sprint device landing pages are set up to help provide quick answers to you questions.  Here are some links to the more popular devices.

 

BlackBerry Curve 8330
BlackBerry Curve 8350i
BlackBerry Curve 8530

BlackBerry Tour 9630
BlackBerry Pearl 8130

 

Additionally, we have created a document (Useful Sites for BlackBerry Support ) in the Documents section here containing links to different sites to find BlackBerry support.  Take a look at the document, add other sites, or comment on what we have posted.

TristanTK

Additonal Resources

Posted by TristanTK Feb 10, 2010

RIM8530BK_LPI.gifThis forum is a great place to ask questions and provide feedback. In an effort to make the site even more useful we're going to start adding a series of articles on places, both on Sprint.com and elsewhere, to find answers to your BlackBerry questions. As I find new and interesting content I'll add more posts.  If you see anything you think we should mention, comment.  I'll incorporate what I can.

 

We've also opened up the Documents functionality within the BlackBerry forum to all members to create and edit documents.  Please take a look and what we've posted, recommend new documents you'd like to see, create your own document or edit what is already there.

 

Remember this site for you, our members.  We need your feedback and input to make it better.

We're turning Tristan, the original Community Founder at Sprint, loose on the Blackberry Subcommunity to see what kind of things he can do with the Jive platform and content.  It may not always look 100%, there may be some broken links, but let us know what you think about the changes!  If you have suggestions for content sources, things we should link to, etc. just post a comment!

 

Thanks,

 

Will

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