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BlackBerry Bold 9700, 9650 and Pearl 3G to get BlackBerry 6 update

RIM confirmed in a press release issued early this morning that the following devices will be getting updates to run it’s latest BlackBerry 6 mobile operating system.

Lucky owners with of the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and Bold 9650 along with BlackBerry Pearl 3G owners can expect to run BlackBerry 6 sometime in the coming months.

We’re saying sometime in the coming months because, RIM, in its release did not indicate specifically when these devices will be getting the update. Simply, the release only states that the updates are coming “subject to carrier certifications”. That could mean, next month or it could mean next year, we can’t really tell. So we will all have to wait.

Also the release states that the BlackBerry 6 is expected to be available for “future BlackBerry smartphones”, maybe we’re reading a bit too much into the release when we say this but, could this mean that BlackBerry device prior to the 9700, 9650 and the Pearl 3G will not be able to upgrade to BlackBerry 6.

We don’t know for sure but it sure is looking like a possibility.

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