Reliable sources for downloading Blackberry software and applications include Blackberry.com and TomsGuide.com, with each offering links to specific programs as well as the latest version of the device's operating system, as of 2015. Some mobile service carriers may also offer Blackberry operating system downloads for qualifying devices, though this may vary between companies.
Blackberry offers its customers the ability to download the most recent version of the operating system for its smartphones directly on its site by clicking on the Software link in the main navigation bar, which also includes options to download the software for enterprise customers. Additionally, customers can also download desktop software through the site, which allows the user to edit or modify the phone by connecting it to a supporting computer. Blackberry.com also hosts an app store from which uses may download first- and third-party applications for use on Blackberry devices. Some models of the phone may also feature the ability to download these programs natively.
TomsGuide.com features links to download a variety of Blackberry software that includes both applications and operating system upgrades. The site includes listings for both free and paid software, with indications as to its nature in the product description for each item. It also allows users to sort entries according to the most popular programs on the site in the current week.
Mobile carriers that offer the use of Blackberry phones on the network may feature operating system updates for free through the Support pages of their websites.