Verizon's BlackBerry Bold 9930 receiving update with battery life improvements and more

Published: June 23, 2013

Verizon BlackBerry Bold 9930

Verizon Wireless may finally have both the BlackBerry Q10 and Z10 on its shelves, but the big red carrier is also still offering the BlackBerry 7.1-powered Bold 9930 as well. Verizon has shown this weekend that it's still committed to supporting the Bold 9930 and its owners as well, as the operator has announced a new software update for the QWERTY-clad device.

Verizon has announced an update to OS 7.1.0.991 for the BlackBerry Bold 9930 on the phone's official support page. This update is a biggie, packing in a number of enhancements and bug fixes. Some of the tweaks that Bold 9930 owners can expect to see after the update dust settles are better battery life, enhanced Push to Talk and Bluetooth connectivity and improved trackpad responsiveness. The full changelog for the OS 7.1.0.991 update is available at the bottom of this post.

There's been no official word from Verizon about this update's rollout, but it sounds like some Bold 9930 users have already begun receiving it. If you're rocking a Verizon-branded 9930 and haven't yet been bumped up to OS 7.1.0.991, you can check for the update on your device by going into Options > Device > Software Updates, by plugging your phone into your computer and pointing your web browser at www.blackberry.com/updates or by running the BlackBerry Desktop Manager software. Once your Bold 9930 has finally been updated, be sure to swing by the comments section below to share your initial impressions of the update!

 

ENHANCEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

  • Push to Talk connectivity 
  • Bluetooth connectivity 
  • Audio boost feature 
  • The number of necessary device resets has been reduced
  • New time zone message will now provide more details
  • Download OTASL patch without receiving the error message “Download software is invalid. Try again later or update using BlackBerry Desktop Manager on your computer”

SUPPORT HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

  • Enhanced Caller ID (Caller Name ID)
  • Wi-Fi radio can be enabled/disabled when in emergency call back mode
  • Wi-Fi radio will no longer activate when in tethering mode
  • Private/restricted numbers will now appear “restricted” (instead of “001”)

IMPROVEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO THE FOLLOWING AREAS: 

  • Call volume when using a wired headset
  • Battery life 
  • Multimedia and picture messaging reliability 
  • Software installation and download processes 
  • VZAccess Manager file downloads
  • Camera and camera mode
  • Video Player, sending videos and receiving video content
  • Trackpad responsiveness
  • Video quality when using YouTube application 
  • Error message when using YouTube application has been reduced

Via CrackBerry, Verizon Wireless

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