updated 05:05 pm EST, Tue January 20, 2009
Visual VM for Bold coming
A forthcoming operating system update for the BlackBerry Bold handset on AT&T's wireless network will bring with it visual voicemail capabilities, according to a Monday BGR report. There is no set date for the release of the update, dubbed OS 188.8.131.52, or whether all Bold owners and AT&T subscribers will get it. BGR has captured some screenshots of the software, however.
When the update does arrive, it will be one of the first to allow for visual voicemail on AT&T handsets other than the iPhone. AT&T competitor Verizon released its visual voicemail software late last year, which is compatible with many handsets, but has since been sued for allegedly infringing patents owned by Klausner Technologies, along with LG, Google, and six other companies. More recently, Verizon settled the lawsuit and is now offering the voicemail service to its subscribers.