Verizon BlackBerry Tour 9630 OS 5.0 Officially Launching Monday

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Hold your horses folks.  Verizon is no longer going to keep you waiting around with broken promises.  The date is confirmed, and there is nothing to interfere with its release at this point.  Bla1ze from CrackBerry received an email about the BlackBerry Tour 9630 OS 5.0 update which is scheduled for late night Monday, practically midnight (11:59pm).  Hit the jump to check out the official release note from Verizon Wireless.

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 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.

-by Mac Jadalhack

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