A software update for the BlackBerry Curve 8350i is now available via WebSL (web based software load) from BlackBerry - Update your Device Software
. Please note that this install must be done using BlackBerry Desktop on your computer. The BlackBerry download files will become available mid week on the Sprint and BlackBerry websites with the new OS version being 188.8.131.52.
8350i Key Performance Enhancements and Known Issue Fixes:
xxx8729; Multimedia Messaging (text messaging)
xxx8729; Data Connectivity
xxx8729; Media Player functionality
xxx8729; Bluetooth capabilities
xxx8729; GPS (Location Based Services)
I just hooked my 8350i up to the Desktop Manager v4.7 and it propmpted me for the update. It automatically backed-up my info and restored it as part of the upgrade process. Don't count on the Desktop Manager to do this for you. I would advise a back-up before you attempt the upgrade.