Verizon BlackBerry Tour 9630 Getting an OS Update On Monday

In a weird trend of OS updates,Verizon  BlackBerry Tour 9630 users are schedule to get an OS update on Monday. It’s kind of weird to see Verizon give two BlackBerry devices updates and both happened on Monday’s.  Hopefully this trend will continue!  All of you Tour users have been waiting for a 5.0 update and you are finally going to get it. We already know Push to Talk is going to be included.  There have been leaked versions of 5.0 and users will be likely be seeing OS 5.0.0.591.

Here is what you will see in this OS update:

BlackBerry Tour Software Enhancements Effective Date: 3/29/2010On the night of 3/29 at 11:59pm, Verizon Wireless introduces a new software update for the BlackBerry Tour smart phone. Users will be able to upgrade their software to version 5.0.0 release 1002 (platform 4.2.0.272/applications 5.0.0591) to receive new improvements and enhancements.Key Advantages:

  • Camera – Smoother operation in both camera and video applications.
  • Calling – Improved Bluetooth functionality for last number dialed, enhanced functionality for Voice Activated Dialing in both French and English, improved missed call log showing missed Call Waiting calls, and upgraded Call Waiting caller ID and call timer.
  • Messaging – Improved functionality for reading, sending, forwarding, and deleting SMS messages as well as corrected in-box display when in holster.
  • Bluetooth – Improvements in operation when using VZ Navigator
  • Push To Talk – Push To Talk capability Software Availability The software upgrade will first be available to customers on the night of 3/29 at 11:59 pm via the following methods: OTASL (Over The Air Software Loading) OTA User Initiated / Verizon Wireless Network Pushed Process (Poke) / Web Based Software / Desktop Manager Software Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

Check back on Monday for a download link and I will try to throw up a how to video on how to Load an OS onto your BlackBerry.

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