In mid-December Sprint has rolled out the BlackBerry OS 7.1 for its BlackBerry Bold 9930 handset. We know that Verizon branded BlackBerry Bold 9930 users were a little jealous as there were no signs of the BB OS 7.1 update for their handsets. For all those of you out there waiting for an official OS release of 7.1 to show up on Verizon, your wait is nearly over and the carrier is set to update your Blackberry handset as well. Verizon is expected to roll out BB OS 7.1 for BlackBerry Bold 9930, including the BlackBerry Torch 9850 handset. Verizon has posted a couple of documents referring the OS upgraded details for both these handsets. The new firmware update will carry a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot mode, fix for VCAST audio quality along with the following changes for the aforementioned BlackBerry handsets.
# Device will no longer repeatedly indicate that new software has been installed.
# Device will no longer reset while connected to a charging source.
# Device displays the correct wireless service provider while making calls or sending text messages.
# While in a global roaming condition, connect to a previously registered CDMA network without experiencing lengthy search periods.
# Improvements in home screen responsiveness and reduced touch screen lockups.
# No longer experience delays in audio reception or unexpected call termination.
# Improvements to audio quality during playback for audio files downloaded using the V CAST application.
# The zoom in and zoom functionout on the browser application renders the page properly.
# Device now supports Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot (MHS).
# Improved Visual Voice Mail.
So sit tight and keep checking your BlackBerry handset, as the update is expect to hit at any time. If the OTA (Over-The-Air) update fails to make its way to your handset, you can try to pull the update by heading over to Options –> Device –> Software Updates –> If update found –> Follow the on-screen instructions and let it finish the upgrade process. After successfully finishes the upgrade process, the software version on your BlackBerry Bold 9930/Torch 9850 handset should be shown as 7.1 Platform 184.108.40.206 Release 457.