Originally Posted by takeshi
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 (126.96.36.199/188.8.131.52 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.