Aug 23, 2010 News
A good news for users awaiting to get their BlackBerry Torch unlocked, make sure your carrier has announced the device because otherwise they may not have the proper WebKit browser service books. With an unlocked Torch, you can still use the WebKit browser over a WiFi connection, but you’ll be unable to use it over a regular radio connection unless your carrier can send you the service books.
With the help of our friends at Cellfservices, we were able to narrow down the issue a little further with feedback from customers who got their Torch unlocked. Here are some more facts:
1. TELUS service books for the WebKit browser do not work on BIS but work on BES.
2. Regardless if you’re on BIS or BES, your emails and BBM should be working.
3. Some people have got Opera Mini opera and Bolt browsers to work on BIS with TELUS. Obviously this isn’t a desirable solution because you bought the Torch to use the WebKit browser.
Bell and Rogers users have had no problems with this to date. This is because they have announced the device and have the service books ready. Initially, customers were having problems with T-Mobile’s 6.0 service books but it seems there might be an update as customers are no longer reporting issues.
Aug 10, 2010 News
It has been now confirmed officially that Research In Motion (RIM) is going launch its 3G handset, Curve 3G 9300 over T-Mobile. The handset is already available in Canada over Rogers. Roger is a major wireless carrier which has launched the handset last week, in Canadian market.
Though the 3G ready curve is now being available to the users running over BlackBerry OS 5, RIM has assured that all sets will be upgraded to BlackBerry OS 6 shortly. The upgradation may be a “Subject to carrier certifications,” report says. However, T-Mobile will surely be the wireless carrier.
The news has brought a kind of relief to the BlackBerry development industry which seems to be quite disturbed in last few weeks with the chain of controversies about the security flaw in BlackBerry messaging. RIM, fighting hard in the Smartphone market with a dip in the share prices, ban threats in different parts of the globe, will definitely look forward for a brighter dawn with this new launch.