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Old 09-26-2008, 10:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Since the Bold is out and appears to be running 4.6 (or am I wrong about that?), I was assuming that somewhere there would be a download for that version for the Curve.

I have an 8320 from T-Mobile and the latest OS I see in the forums for that model is 4.5.0.108. Is it a matter of waiting for a carrier to step up and offer it for the Curve? Will it ever happen?

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Old 09-26-2008, 10:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Jeez... 4.5 hasn't even been released by any US carrier yet, and you're already looking for 4.6?

Additionally, I doubt there will ever be a 4.6 for the Curve. I would imagine the next iteration would be a 5.x release.
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Old 09-26-2008, 10:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hey, I'm greedy.

It would be nice to have an official 4.5 from T-Mobile... I just like some of the things I see on the Bold. I only just bought my 8320 and I feel like the major changes between the 8320 and the Bold are OS based... am I WAY off base there?

Overall I am very satisfied with my 8320. There are a couple things I would like to see improved, but running 4.5.x on it has satisfied most of my wants. Besides, you can't beat the price I got it for on Amazon. I only paid $0.01 and still get the $100 mail-in-rebate!! So, in essence, they're paying ME $99.99 to get the phone.
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Old 09-26-2008, 10:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I only just bought my 8320 and I feel like the major changes between the 8320 and the Bold are OS based... am I WAY off base there?
Uhh yeah, you're way off base there. The most MAJOR change with the Bold is that its 3G, that's obviously hardware based. The second MAJOR change is that the screen is significantly larger AND has significantly higher resolution. That's also obviously hardware based. I don't think anyone in the know would claim that "the major changes between the 83XX and the Bold are OS based.
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I want 4.5 for 8330 already. When I get that, then i can hope and wish for 4.6/5.0
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I want 4.5 for 8330 already. When I get that, then i can hope and wish for 4.6/5.0
http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...ilanguage.html

There you go, you can now get your hopes up for 4.6/5.0
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well, I'm obviously not "in the know".

I only *just* got my first BB, and so am trying to get up to speed. But I'm a tinkerer by nature, so I never just leave things stock (it's a curse for sure).

I guess that explains a lot. Thanks.

I'll just have to be satisfied with what I have for now. To "penguin3107", you say that you expect there won't be a 4.6 release for the 8320, but rather a 5.x as the next release (past 4.5.x). So, is it acceptable belief that RIM will not abandon the 83xx series on updates for a while?

I guess my concern is that I don't want to already be totally obsolete having just made my purchase. I know it is inevitable that an electronic device will become obsolete, and I now understand some of the major hardware advancements in the Bold over the Curve, but I'm more concerned with some of the continued advancements that are OS based... like HTML email, better browser experience, UI advancements, etc.

Again, I apologize for not being up to date on all the news and such... I'm still a n00b.
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There you go, you can now get your hopes up for 4.6/5.0
OOps, I meant the official release from Verizon. I already have 4.5.0.77 and its a bit buggy.
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4.5 4.6 5.0........nothing change. Blackberry works from 4.2 and before, with new OS is a bit better but Curve now is old....no 3G no GPS+wi-fi. Buy a Bold or Storm for get really a new phone and forget this OS annoying story....
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4.5 4.6 5.0........nothing change. Blackberry works from 4.2 and before, with new OS is a bit better but. Curve now is old....no 3G no GPS+wi-fi. Buy a Bold or Storm for get really a new phone and forget this OS annoyng story....
This post makes absolutely no sense and should be ignored, IMO.
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Old 09-27-2008, 12:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
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ya you can get OS 4.5 if you want im currently running it on my 8330 and it runs good and some nice new features.
i know a guy who has had the bold already and hated it he had it for about a month and gave it back and got a 8800 for the mean time untill he can afford the javelin.
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you mean to tell me that my Blackberry Curve 8310 that I purchased last week is now obsolete??????
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Obsolete: no. Slightly older technology: yes. Doesn't make it anything less than a great device assuming it does everything you need it to do.
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I got mine last week and I think it's great. I big help was the 4.5 upgrade that adds a great browser, voice recorder, video camera, and other incremental improvements that make it smooth as snot. I added the Vista themes and this thing feels like a mini-computer. I am coming from a Pearl and two years using Suretype is slowing me down, as is the chiclet keyboard and the poor backlighting. If I can get past those couple things, I think I'll have it for a while.
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I guess my concern is that I don't want to already be totally obsolete having just made my purchase.
I don't understand this obsolescence fixation that people have. If the device is working for you it's not obsolete. New devices and new OS's have nothing to do with the obsolescence of a device despite whatever marketers of new tech tell you...

If 4.6 was out for the 8310 it wouldn't make a 4.5-equipped 8310 obsolete. There are plenty of older BB's running much older OS's out there. I wouldn't even call the older 8700 obsolete. Now, if you were asking about a 7290, 7230, 6230 or older device that would probably be a different story. I guess YMMV though.

An inexplicable urge to upgrade isn't the same thing as product obsolescence.

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you mean to tell me that my Blackberry Curve 8310 that I purchased last week is now obsolete??????
No, not at all. But ya know what's frustrating (to me anyway)? I've had several 8700's and an 8100. Both worked just fine out of the box, and the upgrades were "icing on the cake". For me, despite the fact that the 83xx series has been around for awhile, it seems like it's taken this long to get a decent OS version for it. Memory leaks, overall "lag", UMA/Wi-Fi issues, etc, have been present since this device released. So, if I were to go forward with another BB device down the road, I'd truly have to ask myself if I'd end up having to wait a year for an OS that works correctly. I can certainly understand an initial release having some issues, but a year out?
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I don't understand this obsolescence fixation that people have. If the device is working for you it's not obsolete. New devices and new OS's have nothing to do with the obsolescence of a device despite whatever marketers of new tech tell you...

If 4.6 was out for the 8310 it wouldn't make a 4.5-equipped 8310 obsolete. There are plenty of older BB's running much older OS's out there. I wouldn't even call the older 8700 obsolete. Now, if you were asking about a 7290, 7230, 6230 or older device that would probably be a different story. I guess YMMV though.

An inexplicable urge to upgrade isn't the same thing as product obsolescence.
I agree with you... just because something new comes out doesn't make the older device obsolete... even OS upgrades don't mean you *have* to upgrade, whether official from your carrier or not. I am a junky though, and I love new features, etc. So your last sentence surely hits the mark with me.

However, to be fair, I don't know of ANY device on the market today that I am, or would be, 100% satisfied with and never need an update/upgrade. That is certainly me, not you or anyone else necessarily. However, my "fear", if we can call it that, was that I didn't want to miss out on advancements to my device just because newer models come out (excluding hardware advancements of course). I don't expect the device to be perfect, but striving toward perfection (which is a subjective term) is worth something to me.

I love my 8320 and the latest OS I found for it (4.5.0.108/4.5.0.81 as of now) made the device a LOT better than what it came with! I want that trend to continue with future updates, so that was the reason for my post.

In the end, I'm not sure I would actually even like the changes in 4.6 on the Bold (pertaining to the UI), and I since realized I can buy the "look" of the UI with a theme. I think I'll hold onto my $8 though.

Thanks everyone for the posts though... good stuff.

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i know a guy who has had the bold already and hated it he had it for about a month and gave it back and got a 8800 for the mean time untill he can afford the javelin.
I would love to hear why he didn't like the Bold... just as food for thought.
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