Originally Posted by pokey
Rogers (or any other carrier for that matter) will not be releasing OS 6 for the 9700 until the New Year. If they were to, they wouldn't sell any of the 9780's when they get released on October 21. Makes sense, good marketing strategy...............
I sometimes wonder how knowledgeable and skilled the decision makers are at the top for these releases.
The biggest thing I'm thinking is to make sure the support reps and sales reps know the product.
Testing OS6 shouldn't be that big of a deal, they've got the Torch. But for the support side, how OS6 looks and functions on the 9700 needs to be known.
I'd agree in part that the 9780 should release first, but I'm not sure if sales would be hurt from an upgrade. Most BB users don't even know about OS updates. Even my 'tech savvy' friends usually don't do upgrades and have no idea about major OS releases.
The 9780 is also better hardware, those who realise this would probably go right for it.
If it's Oct 21st for that phone I'll either be getting that, or a Torch. Whatever RIM gives me for free