BlackBerry smartphone models and corresponding BlackBerry Device Software versions

by Retired ‎02-16-2010 11:41 AM - edited ‎02-17-2010 04:12 PM (2,887 Views)


This article applies to the following:

  • BlackBerry® smartphones based on Java® technology


There are a number of BlackBerry smartphone models available in the market today. It is important to understand the corresponding BlackBerry® Device Software versions available for each model because the BlackBerry Device Software version defines the software features and Java application programming interfaces (APIs) that are available to third-party applications.

The following table shows recent models of the BlackBerry smartphone and the corresponding version of BlackBerry Device Software for each model when it was launched. The table also shows the version(s) of BlackBerry Device Software that the initial version of the BlackBerry Device Software can be upgraded to.

BlackBerry smartphone model  BlackBerry Device Software version (launch)  BlackBerry Device Software version (upgradeable to) 
BlackBerry® 7130g smartphone (EDGE) 4.1 4.2.1
BlackBerry® 8707g smartphone (UMTS) 4.1 4.2.1
BlackBerry® 8700 smartphone (EDGE) 4.1 4.2.1, 4.5
BlackBerry® 8703e smartphone (EVDO) 4.1 4.2.1, 4.5
BlackBerry® Pearl™ 8100 smartphone (EDGE) 4.2.0 4.2.1, 4.5
BlackBerry® 8800 smartphone (EDGE, GPS) 4.2.1 4.5
BlackBerry® 8820 smartphone (EDGE, GPS, Wi-Fi®) 4.2.2 4.5
BlackBerry® 8830 World Edition smartphone (EVDO, GPRS, GPS, Wi-Fi) 4.2.2 4.5
BlackBerry® Curve™ 8300 smartphone (EDGE), BlackBerry® Curve™ 8310 smartphone (EDGE, GPS), BlackBerry® Curve™ 8320 smartphone (EDGE, Wi-Fi) 4.2.2 4.5
BlackBerry® Curve™ 8330 smartphone (EVDO, GPS) 4.3 4.5
BlackBerry® Pearl™ 8110 smartphone (EDGE, GPS), BlackBerry® Pearl™ 8120 smartphone (EDGE, Wi-Fi) 4.3 4.5
BlackBerry® Pearl™ 8130 smartphone (EVDO, GPS) 4.3 4.5
BlackBerry® Pearl™ Flip 8220 smartphone (EDGE, Wi-Fi) 4.6 To Be Determined (TBD)
BlackBerry® Pearl™ Flip 8230 smartphone (EVDO, GPS) 4.6.1 TBD
BlackBerry® Curve™ 8900 smartphone (EDGE, GPS, Wi-Fi) 4.6.1 TBD
BlackBerry® Bold™ 9000 smartphone (3G, GPS, Wi-Fi) 4.6 TBD
BlackBerry® Storm™ 9500 smartphone, BlackBerry® Storm™ 9530 smartphone (3G, GPS) 4.7 TBD
BlackBerry® Curve™ 8350i smartphone (iDEN®, GPS, Wi-Fi) 4.6.1 TBD
BlackBerry® Tour™ 9630 smartphone (3G, GPS) 4.7.1 TBD

EDGE - Enhanced Data Rates for Global Evolution

EVDO - Evolution Data Optimized

GPRS - General Packet Radio Service

iDEN - Integrated Digital Enhanced Network

UMTS - Universal Mobile Telecommunications System

Note: Some wireless service providers may launch BlackBerry smartphones with an upgraded BlackBerry Device Software version, if it is available.