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Old 04-16-2009, 10:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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As a former Storm user turn Bold user I have to say that I prefer EVERYTHING about the bold over the storm including the menu & sub- menu layouts. I was just curious to know am I the only one in BB world that prefers OS .247 over 5.0?

I can honestly say that OS 4.6 is the cleanest,crisp and most attractive OS featured on any blackberry IMO.

I gues if I wanted a OS that looked like the Storm I would have stuck with the Storm. I personally think the upgrade kind of causes the Bold to lose its "unique" look.

What are your thoughts? I'm interested in what others feel about .247 vs 5.0.
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Old 04-16-2009, 10:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You can run 4.6 for as long as you want. However, I'd plan on getting used to 5.0 at some point in the future as that's where all the devices are headed. That being said, I'm not running 5.0 on my Javelin yet. It's just not ready. Keep in mind that 5.0 is not ready for release and you shouldn't have even seen it yet. The finished product may be much nicer than what you've seen.
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Thanks for the feedback JC. I'll keep an eye out for the "official" version and see if thats more to my liking. One question though, once 5.0 goes live will developers fizzle out designing apps for OS 4.6?
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If viigo was compatible with 5.0 I would upgrade now to test it out, but don't want to be without my viigo. I too am using .247 on my bold and I must say its faster, smoother, and battery life is excellent.

I will be upgrading as soon as 5.0 is ready, just so I can compare.
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The JDE developer application that compiles applications is forward compatible. So, if someone codes an application in JDE 5.0 then it will work on OS 5.0 and higher. There will likely be apps written for older OS's for quite some time. But, many will eventually be 5.0 and higher required. RIM adds new api's and new features to api's and for developers to take advantage of those new features it requires them to code in the latest JDE and thus requiring you to be running the latest OS.
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Ok I get it now...thanks again!
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I think this one leaked WAY to soon.
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i do beta os updates, but i'd rather wait till this one is more 'clean'. i am on .237, and i've had no issues with it at all, so i'd rather wait till 5.0 gets a solid go ahead.. even if it's a later beta
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Even with a 5.0 update, you KNOW there is going to be bugs. Just like every new update, there are always bugs, or new bugs that don't get fixed, or will develop later on when more and more people are using it.
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If viigo was compatible with 5.0 I would upgrade now to test it out, but don't want to be without my viigo. I too am using .247 on my bold and I must say its faster, smoother, and battery life is excellent.

I will be upgrading as soon as 5.0 is ready, just so I can compare.
i'm so with you on that one. i have the left convenience key set for viigo. i need that info quick. so viigo works for me. i have the right convencience key set for twitterberry. i stay active. the camera is just an after thought...
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:06 PM   #11 (permalink)
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its not that big of a difference to make it look different.

mostly looks the same, just a bit cleaner.
i have to say a lot more responsive too.
pretty stable beta.
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