Official OS: BlackBerry Torch 9860 OS 7.1.0.428 from Telstra

BlackBerry Handheld Software v7.1.0.1424 (Asia) Package Version: 7.1.0.1424 Consisting of: Applications: 7.1.0.428 Software Platform: 5.1.0.338 File name: 9860Asia_PBr7.1.0_rel1424_PL5.1.0.338_A7.1.0.428_Telstra.exe File size: 226.5MB Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.

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BlackBerry Curve 9320 Launches on Virgin Mobile on June 4th

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TalkBox App Available For Beta Download

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BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1.0 Beta Has Been Released!

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Free Calls to BlackBerry Users via Tata DoCoMo

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RIM opens BlackBerry apps lab at the University of Pretoria

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