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digitalextremes 02-04-2008 05:28 PM

Blackberry OS 4.5 coming this week?
 
Can anyone else comment on the rumor that the OS 4.5 will probably be coming out this week some time?

JSanders 02-04-2008 05:41 PM

rumor d'jour.

ubizmo 02-04-2008 05:45 PM

I can comment: I give it a 5 for originality, a 7 for execution, and a 10 for mass appeal.

JSanders 02-04-2008 05:46 PM

Yea, but no beat, so we can't dance to it.

ezrunner 02-04-2008 06:00 PM

hahahhahahahahahaa

digitalextremes 02-04-2008 06:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ubizmo (Post 822275)
I can comment: I give it a 5 for originality, a 7 for execution, and a 10 for mass appeal.

I hope to change your ratings by the end of the week (y)

davester12 02-04-2008 06:05 PM

So....is it true then? End of week?

purephase 02-04-2008 06:08 PM

I've not seen anything that deviates from the early rumour about the end of February. What are you seeing that changes that?

JSanders 02-04-2008 06:14 PM

And on which device model and carrier?

jibi 02-04-2008 06:19 PM

Yeah, I'm kind of curious as well. They have some nasty bugs right now still in the beta. If customers are to get these versions, which are current as of a week ago, then there will be some very unhappy people on the forums.

RobM 02-04-2008 06:50 PM

It would have been nice to get it by christmas like the last rumor...didnt see that one happen, so not sure why I would believe this one either. Pretty much use the good ole rule of thumb, whatever you think, multiply by 5, and thats when its coming...so my prediction is May

jibi 02-04-2008 08:41 PM

Rob, from what I'm hearing from all carriers, you should be pleasantly surprised. The intent of RIM was to have the upgrade available when they launched BES 4.1 SP5 and shortly thereafter BIS 2.5. The initial date for the BES upgrade was November and then moved back to mid-February. It has since been removed from the Life Cycle portal, so it's status is currently in limbo. The latest beta OS versions we have are still OS 4.3.1. If there is a delay, it's fairly last minute and should not hold up release more than a month or so, in my opinion. If the delay ends up being fairly big, I wouldn't doubt it's release in the Asian market followed up by a few more rounds of QA and possibly an April release. It'll be out before May, unlike BES 5.0 (which was initially slated for a May 2008 release, per RIM's announcements last year at WES ...it's currently in pre-beta and has slipped no less than 6 months, possibly 9-12 months).

RobM 02-04-2008 09:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jibi (Post 822519)
Rob, from what I'm hearing from all carriers, you should be pleasantly surprised. The intent of RIM was to have the upgrade available when they launched BES 4.1 SP5 and shortly thereafter BIS 2.5. The initial date for the BES upgrade was November and then moved back to mid-February. It has since been removed from the Life Cycle portal, so it's status is currently in limbo. The latest beta OS versions we have are still OS 4.3.1. If there is a delay, it's fairly last minute and should not hold up release more than a month or so, in my opinion. If the delay ends up being fairly big, I wouldn't doubt it's release in the Asian market followed up by a few more rounds of QA and possibly an April release. It'll be out before May, unlike BES 5.0 (which was initially slated for a May 2008 release, per RIM's announcements last year at WES ...it's currently in pre-beta and has slipped no less than 6 months, possibly 9-12 months).


I hope that your assessment is correct, although coming from a past of working in Engineering, dates always slip and therefore, my guestimate was May...but believe you me, I hope that you are right and I am happlily surprised.

thanks for the response

rob

Jwilliams1008 02-04-2008 09:27 PM

I talked to a rep from AT&T and he said he heard last week of March/first week of April.

mchroust 02-04-2008 11:16 PM

Update release
 
What do you all think that the new release will have that the existing version doesn't have?

Martin

purephase 02-04-2008 11:24 PM

Here's a decent rundown.

ssb16 02-05-2008 01:04 AM

How credible is this source? Some of us have been waiting for key features and are missing out on the "video" etc.

Is this for sure?

flash24 02-05-2008 01:06 AM

I'll wait til it's here...

purephase 02-05-2008 07:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ssb16 (Post 822873)
How credible is this source? Some of us have been waiting for key features and are missing out on the "video" etc.

Is this for sure?

Here's another one. Just for added support.

Dawg 02-05-2008 08:48 AM

Spell check (H)
xxx8226; BlackBerry Maps with Points of Interest (H)
xxx8226; Improved media player with playlist support and automatic playlist generation (H)
xxx8226; Voice note recording (H)
xxx8226; Streaming support for YouTube and Sling Player (H)
xxx8226; Bluetooth stereo music (H)

I have these features now and they freaking rock


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