Originally Posted by bogman
Anyone know why there are so little beta's recently? I'm on a 9700 Bold 2 - I regularly browse this board and the Bold 2 board - and the last two upgrades I've have been official releases. This is very unusual - usually there are a few interim beta releases and we get the official release as a beta (before its later declared an official release).
Seeing as 5.0 was the most anticipated release since the summer, and it has now been finalized I don't think RIM has much in the way of betas.
Most likely the next wave would be a 5.1 or 5.x release of some kind.
My one good contact at RIM is fed up with the place and leaving. Another one quit after having a kid, while his wife has stayed.
Anyone else I know there has quit / doesn't care enough about the company to bother knowing what's going on.
My best guess is that 5.0 is now final, so there's not much in the way to expect other than official updates for the next while.