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Did you know your BlackBerry® smartphone includes sophisticated software right on the device? It provides you with the full-featured applications and advanced functionality you use every day.

BlackBerry Device Software v5.0

BlackBerry Device Software v5.0 is now available as a free upgrade for supported smartphones.1 By upgrading your software, you can enjoy new functionality on the BlackBerry smartphone you already have:

  • New features in BlackBerry® Maps
  • Chat-style SMS text messages with emoticons
  • Integrated Gmail™ features3
  • BlackBerry® Browser enhancements
  • Learn more about the new features

To find out which version of BlackBerry Device Software you’re currently running on your BlackBerry smartphone, click Options on the smartphone Home screen, then click About.

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  1. 1

    BlackBerry® Device Software v.5.0 is available at no charge to the user subject to applicable licensing terms. Check with your service provider to determine costs that may be associated with downloading and using the software.

  2. 2

    Features require BlackBerry® Enterprise Server v5.0.

  3. 3

    Requires valid Gmail™ account.

  4. 4

    Not available from all service providers.


Certain features outlined in this document may require activation with a data plan with internet service and a minimum version of BlackBerry® Device Software, BlackBerry® Desktop Software, BlackBerry® Enterprise Server and/or third party software. RIM assumes no obligations or liability and makes no representation, warranty, endorsement or guarantee in relation to any aspect of any third party products or services.

BlackBerry® Maps services require activation with a data plan with internet service. Map, direction, location, point of interest and navigation services (collectively “BlackBerry Maps services”) are not available for all geographic locations or from all service providers. BlackBerry Maps services are provided “as is” and RIM assumes no obligations or liability and makes no representation, warranty, endorsement or guarantee in relation to any aspect of any third-party products or services. Certain features outlined above require a BlackBerry® smartphone with GPS functionality.

Check with your service provider for availability, associated costs and restrictions.