We have suspected for awhile now that the Verizon BlackBerry Tour would be getting an official upgrade to 5.0 on March 30th. It seems we were one minute off, as CrackBerry has received a tip with some great info regarding the roll out of the update and the changes it’s set to bring with it.
BlackBerry Tour Software Enhancements Effective Date: 3/29/2010 On 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 188.8.131.522/applications 184.108.40.2061) 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.