BlackBerry OS 5.0 upgrade now available for the Verizon BlackBerry Tour 9630

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Man, it’s a big day for ol’ Red when it comes to software updates. All signs are indicating that the near-mythical Android 2.1 update for the Droid is beginning to trickle out right this second, and now they’ve announced that the BlackBerry Tour 9630 is getting bumped up to OS 5.0.

It doesn’t look like there’s going to be any OTA update route, as Verizon is suggesting that everyone heads to the Tour support page to get the upgrade juices flowin’.

So what’s new? Here’s everything Verizon thought worth mentioning:

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 now shows missed Call Waiting calls.
− Upgraded Call Waiting caller ID and call timer.
Messaging
− Improved functionality for reading, sending, forwarding, and
deleting SMS messages.
− Corrected in-box display when device is used with a holster.
Media
− Better video streaming functionality.
− Enhanced display for MMS messages containing both video
and text.
− Improved multitasking ability while streaming and downloading
videos from http://www.youtube.com.
Basic operations
− 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
mapping applications.
− Push to Talk–capable.

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