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Old 11-11-2008, 09:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, I'm New here. Can you explain what a " beta " download is , why i should take it or not. I'm on Vista. Thanks for your help.
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It is a "not officially released" version of software that has been put out for testing.

There are thousands of posts here in regard to whether certain beta OS softwares are worth having or not, check those out.

In your case, if you have a 7100t, I don't think there's a beta in your immediate future!

Good luck, and welcome to the BBForums.
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A beta OS (operating system) is an OS that has not yet been officially released by a carrier. It's a leaked OS that is not supported.

Many of us have used them, mostly because they include bug fixes and/or new features (like HTML email and Documents To Go).
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Old 12-05-2008, 05:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Also using a beta (may contain bugs) and could cause harm your system.
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Do not worry about about Blackberry firmware to be hurt by any kind of software. BB's are resilient enough. In case you are having issues with a particular OS, just un-install it and install an official version.
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Just because a it's not officially released and therefore considered a beta OS doesn't necessarily mean that there are bugs in it, although there usually is but then bugs are also in officially released OS's. That's why RIM keeps making upgraded OS's, to try and get most if not all bugs out.

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