Verizon Wireless is pleased to announce new software enhancements for your BlackBerry Tour smartphone.
The Research In Motion (RIM) 5.0.0 release 1002 (platform 184.108.40.2062/applications 220.127.116.111) update will make using your BlackBerry Tour even more enjoyable. Verizon Wireless and RIM encourage you to upgrade to OS version 5.0 today. Network details & coverage maps at vzw.com. 2010 Verizon Wireless.
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Enjoy improved performance with the following updates.
Next Steps after successful download:
1) Click on Save.
2) Close the BlackBerry Handheld Device software.
3) Double click on downloaded executable file.
4) Click RUN on dialogue box.
5) Choose Setup Language from the dialog box
6) Install Shield will install all required modules on PC/laptop.
7) Allow the BlackBerry Handheld Device software to restart at the end of the installation.
8) Connect device via USB data cable to PC/laptop and device upgrade process will start.
− Smoother operation in both camera and video applications.
− Improved Bluetooth functionality for last number dialed.
− Enhanced functionality for Voice Activated Dialing in both French
− Improved missed call log now shows missed Call Waiting calls.
− Upgraded Call Waiting caller ID and call timer.
− Improved functionality for reading, sending, forwarding, and
deleting SMS messages.
− Corrected in-box display when device is used with a holster.
− Better video streaming functionality.
− Enhanced display for MMS messages containing both video
− Improved multitasking ability while streaming and downloading
videos from YouTube - Broadcast Yourself..
− Improved operation during charging.
− Simplified key-lock functionality. A password is no longer needed
unless a security timeout has occurred.
− Improved GPS connectivity when using third-party
− Push to Talkcapable.
The browser click issue is when you are trying to click on a link and it doesn't register. When you click the trackball in the cursor disappears but the link does not open. It isn't on every link and just sort of randomly occurs for me. At first I thought it was gone, from the leak version, but I kept clicking links on the espn page and realized that it was still prevalent.
Not only has the memory on my Tour gone from 75% to 40% after the update, but now my address book won't sync. Many of my contacts are repeating several times, and when I sync the BB with my Mac, I get this message:
The Address Book database cannot be accessed for synchronization.
For help resolving this issue, refer to KB19454 in the BlackBerry Desktop Manager Knowledge Base.
I know this has been said a few times before elsewhere, but I don't understand how Verizon took such a long time to release an official OS 5 and then it turns out to have a few fairly major flaws. I guess we should just be happy it's out. I ran .419 for awhile and hope this turns out to be pretty good.
I have been running 591for about a week and I am loving it but with the Tour, everyone seems to get different results. Browser is fast, OS is stable , thumbnail pics load fast, media works well, no Bluetooth problems at all. The only issue I am having is the browser click issue which if you zoom in I overcome that issue. I think it is more a pointer sensitivity than anything else.
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