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dstrauss 01-22-2008 02:23 PM

What is OS 4.5?
 
We're all sweating little green beans for OS 4.3, and today RIM sends a press release talking about 2008 plans, including integration with Documents to Go (FINALLY) that requires an upgrade to OS 4.5:

Research In Motion

"1) Requires BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.1.5 and BlackBerry device software v4.5 or above.
2) Microsoft Office Word and PowerPoint files will be supported in conjunction with BlackBerry device software v4.5 and Microsoft Excel files will be supported in conjunction with a subsequent software release expected later in the year."

John Clark 01-22-2008 02:33 PM

Don't know. Hadn't heard anything about anything between 4.3.2 and 5.0. It's not surprising that there are OS's in between, though.

jibi 01-22-2008 02:47 PM

It will support the 8100, 8300, 8700 and 8800 device familes. Still on Platform 2.7 (same as OS 4.3). I had never heard of it prior to today. Beta versions of OS 4.3 continue to be released. Honestly, it seems that they were unable to get some features in OS 4.3 prior to finalizing the 'core feature set' of the OS and put them off until the release of a figurative OS 4.5. Carriers supposedly 'own' the OS release. Needless to say, putting some of these features off until OS 4.5, especially with partial implementation in OS 4.3.1 (from the betas I've had), it is VERY disappointing. *hrmph*

JSanders 01-22-2008 02:48 PM

And here... although this article does not reference that OS 4.5, the article is based on the RIM announcement.
New BlackBerry Software: Now With 20% More 'Easy' - Mobile Blog - InformationWeek

hotburnttoast 01-22-2008 03:05 PM

Are the beta OS 4.3 close to being finalized, I have my 8gb card I wanna use

secretspaz 01-22-2008 03:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hotburnttoast (Post 807898)
Are the beta OS 4.3 close to being finalized, I have my 8gb card I wanna use

seriously!
I had to format my 6 gig card as a 2 gig card just to be able to use it =(

I am way too excited about the Documents to Go integration. It's something that I have been craving forever!

hotburnttoast 01-22-2008 03:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by secretspaz (Post 807960)
seriously!
I had to format my 6 gig card as a 2 gig card just to be able to use it =(

I am way too excited about the Documents to Go integration. It's something that I have been craving forever!


Ouch I know the feeling :x

jibi 01-22-2008 06:38 PM

In addition to OS 4.5.0, there is apparently an OS 4.6.0, which includes support for the BlackBerry 9000 (although it excludes the 8700 series). Go figure. :)

NCBuckeye 01-22-2008 07:55 PM

Everyone is waiting for thie new OS and when it comes out...they will be complaining about it and saying what to so long, it's not even that great.

John Clark 01-22-2008 08:14 PM

Wirelessly posted (BB 8860: BlackBerry8320/4.2.2 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

Yup. And we'll all probably downgrade back to 4.2 because 4.2 is so much more stable.

jibi 01-22-2008 10:28 PM

FYI, OS 4.5.0 = OS 4.3.1

http://www.blackberryforums.com/rumo...-releases.html

zkyevolved 01-23-2008 12:08 AM

who know's .... We'll just have to see. Usually companies hardly get it right the first time, but apple did. Maybe RIM will get it right the first time on releasing. Who knows, maybe they wont! But at least they have that auto-update feature to install some small patches & such, maybe they're planning on just patching everyone up as we go along via BIS/BES. Sounds like fun.

John Clark 01-23-2008 12:18 AM

Apple did? Uh huh....

NCBuckeye 01-23-2008 09:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John Clark (Post 808528)
Apple did? Uh huh....

Was gonna say the same thing. Maybe form factor and internet browsing.

dstrauss 01-23-2008 03:30 PM

No doubt the screen/web browser experience is great for Apple's first effort, but the rest is sadly lacking. I know, I know; it wasn't meant as a business device, but when you throw pictures u on the wall of a Treo and BB in comparison, then expect to get kicked in the shins. Now, if they bring on BES or Exchange Activesync support, then look out RIM and WinMob.

zkyevolved 01-23-2008 03:34 PM

That's exactly what I ment. I Mean, from what i've seen they've also got the mp3 player pretty much integrated REALLY well. The music doesn't just STOP, it fades out and then back in. That's really nice. I don't know the hardware specs but it's UI is awesome! It lacks a lot of functionality in my opinion, but it's a gorgeous device.

jibi 01-23-2008 03:41 PM

...and their stock only dipped up to $25+ today ;-)

coldconfession13 01-23-2008 04:46 PM

maybe in 4.5 they will put gapless playback in the music section. I doubt it though.

RobM 03-02-2008 10:48 PM

The better question is not what is but when is

JSanders 03-02-2008 11:00 PM

You resurrect a five week old thread for that, yet again?


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