The Black Berry platform is perhaps best known for its native support for corporate email, through Java Micro Edition MIDP 1.0 and, more recently, a subset of MIDP 2.0, which allows complete wireless activation and synchronization with Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino, or Novell Group Wise email, calendar, tasks, notes, and contacts, when used with Black Berry Enterprise Server. Updates to the operating system may be automatically available from wireless carriers that support the Black Berry over the air software loading (OTASL) service.
Third-party developers can write software using the available Black Berry API classes, although applications that make use of certain functionality must be digitally signed.
On your device, go to the Options program to find the versions of the code on your handheld.
Updating blackberry handheld software
So if you use a device from Cingular, you need to monitor the Cingular download area of Black Berry's web site for code for your device.
To ensure that you don't install software from the wrong carrier, RIM doesn't provide links to the various handheld software download areas from its site.
Most of the carriers provide fairly prominent placement for the links to download the latest firmware.
This can usually be found in the Black Berry section.
Any smartphones running an earlier version of the Black Berry OS could not be updated to version 7.0.