Back at DEVCON 2010, some reps from RIM told us about future plans of providing OS builds beyond what the carrier puts out officially. Now it looks like BlackBerry 6 OS hit the streets in BlackBerry Beta Zone, but only for T-Mobile at the moment for the BlackBerry Bold 9700, Bold 9780, and Curve 3G 9300. At the moment, there is no official for either the Bold 9700 or Curve 3G 9300, so this is your chance to test it out on your device if you haven’t already. As for the BlackBerry Bold 9780, you’ll be able to try out future builds of OS 6.0 since it already comes with a version preloaded right out of the box. Hit the jump to read the official notice from RIM or head over to Beta Zone to check it out and get your OS 6 on!
Announcement for Upcoming Beta Programs
Beginning early this year, we will be providing consumers from the US, Canada and the UK using particular wireless networks the opportunity to participate in beta programs dedicated to BlackBerry 6.0 Device Software.
We are excited to open our doors to you for beta testing the latest BlackBerry Device Software and we look forward to your continued involvement in our programs as BlackBerry Beta Zone grows.
To prepare for these upcoming programs, we ask that you please take the following actions to ensure your eligibility*:
In your BlackBerry Beta Zone profile, please update the following information:
- In the “Contact” tab, update to the current BlackBerry smartphone model and PIN you are using, as well as your Country
- In the “BlackBerry Smartphone” tab, ensure you have provided the most up-to-date carrier information
These programs will have limited capacity for participants and registration will end once the spots have been filled.
Your feedback has been instrumental in helping us to improve the site and our programs. We encourage you to continue voicing your opinions and sharing your ideas with us.
The BlackBerry Beta Zone Team
*Eligibility will depend on your specific carrier and further details about any limitations will be provided on a program-by-program basis.