Yesterday I mentioned that the Verizon BlackBerry Storm 9530 might be getting OS 126.96.36.1998 tomorrow. Since that post I’ve received a bunch of emails asking whether a certain BlackBerry model will get OS 5.0.
Up till now I could only base my answers on leaked information, but thanks to a new knowledge base article posted by RIM we now know exactly which BlackBerry devices will get it!
List of the supported devices:
- BlackBerry® Pearl™ Flip 8200 series smartphones
- BlackBerry® Curve™ 8330 smartphones
- BlackBerry® Curve™ 8350i smartphones
- BlackBerry® Curve™ 8900 smartphones
- BlackBerry® Bold™ 9000 smartphones
- BlackBerry® Storm™ 9500 series smartphones
- BlackBerry® Tour™ 9630 smartphones
Your BlackBerry must have at least 64MB of available memory in order to upgrade to OS 5.0 once it’s available.
According to the knowledge base article not all wireless service providers will support BlackBerry OS 5.0 for the devices listed above, meaning you might have to get it from another service provider. This isn’t a problem for those that don’t mind using an OS not issued by their carrier.
Here’s to hoping an OS 5.0 launch for all devices is just around the corner! 😀