BlackBerry 6 updates rolling out tonight for Verizon

Summary:If you have a BlackBerry Bold 9650 or a Curve 3G on the Verizon network, tonight you get the equivalent of a new phone.

If you have a BlackBerry Bold 9650 or a Curve 3G on the Verizon network, tonight you get the equivalent of a new phone. The BlackBerry 6 operating system is a major update to the BlackBerry platform, and these two handsets will have an update available over-the-air (OTA) tonight by 8 pm ET.

Simply go to  Options > Advance Options > Wireless Update on qualified phones to get the update pushed to the phone OTA. Alternatively, customers can go to  www.blackberry.com/updates from any PC and connect the phone for the update.

BlackBerry 6 is the current version of RIM's operating system that has major improvements over earlier versions.

Topics: Verizon, BlackBerry, Hardware, Mobility

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