Originally Posted by Dubdub
I suggest that you read through the 9600 and OS 6 sections and also SEARCH on the 9650 for more information.
I already did search and I'm not interested in specs that I've already read and is mostly all I find. I wanted opinions from people who have actually went from a 8530 to a 9650.
Originally Posted by penguin3107
The 9650 from Verizon ships with OS 6.
Any themes you are currently using on OS 5 will not be compatible.
You'll also need to find OS 6 compatible versions of any apps you may be using.
Actually it ships with OS5 or OS6, however, to have it shipped with OS6 it would have cost me an extra $70. I opted to have the one shipped with OS5 as I see no sense in paying the extra money to have an OS pre-installed when I can do it myself for free.
I'm also aware that I will have to find compatible apps, which is why I asked about must have apps.
Originally Posted by rambo47
BlackBerry Feeds (RSS reader that replaces Viigo)
Documents To Go
I rely on several apps by REXwirelessThey're monstrously expensive but worth every nickel IMHO. IdeaMatrix and ToDoMatrix are the two I use. Figure $60 for each.
Thank you for actually answering my question rambo!!
Is the Blackberry Feeds the same as Blackberry News Feeds? I have that on my 8530 and really like it. Only problem is it doesn't notify me or integrate with my messages like its set to :( So I have to keep it set on my home screen to see the "new" message indicator that appears on the icon itself. Not a big deal, but would be nice if the optional notifications worked.
I will check into the others you mentioned as well
Again, thank you for answering my question rambo!
Originally Posted by pcerio
Wrong forum, this should be in the 9600 Forum
Even if you do get a 9650 with OS, which at this point is highly unlikely, wiping and load the BB6 OS takes less than 45 minutes. Use DM's DSW to move all your data over to the new device.
I prefer the Bold keyboard to the Curve's, so imo that's a huge gain right there! You'll also gain more free app memory.
My apologies as I didn't know which forum my post belong in.
As far as installing OS6, thats something I already know how to do as I had to wipe and install a new OS on my 8530, but thanks anyway ;)
Also, thanks for letting me know your opinion on the keyboard as well. I had read somewhere that some didn't like it because (apparently) the numbers are in red which is distracting. Hopefully this won't be something that bothers me and I can get used to it. As far as the memory, I already knew it had more memory so it could support OS6. That was one of the biggest reasons I decided to go with the 9650. But again, thanks for the comments!