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Old 11-23-2008, 10:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Verizon has implemented the OTA OS upgrades for the Storm.

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Old 11-23-2008, 10:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice! I look forward to this since my main computer is a Macbook and it's a pain to try and get to a PC to update my Blackberry.
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Nice! I look forward to this since my main computer is a Macbook and it's a pain to try and get to a PC to update my Blackberry.
The only draw back I see for now is the OTA only works for your carrier. No stealing another carriers OS via OTA which would be nice but I am not complaining.
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Wirelessly posted (troydbrown is Chad!)

Yes ota will be cool

How long will an ota of a full OS take?
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Yes ota will be cool

How long will an ota of a full OS take?
At this point it only does certain modules. It took 15 minutes start to finish.
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Wirelessly posted (troydbrown is Chad!)

I was thinking that it would updates components rather than entire OS!

Do you think then that we will ever have to connect to pc to do a complete reload of an OS?
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I was thinking that it would updates components rather than entire OS!

Do you think then that we will ever have to connect to pc to do a complete reload of an OS?
At this point yes the OTA delivery of OS is not complete. In the future I would say you would not have to. Just like the Sidekick has done for 6 years.
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Wirelessly posted (troydbrown is Chad!)

What? I didn't know sidekick did that! Again sidekick has been hacked sliced an diced.

I look farward to those days but then again what will we ever have to help with on bbf then?

A new set of issues I'm sure
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What? I didn't know sidekick did that! Again sidekick has been hacked sliced an diced.

I look farward to those days but then again what will we ever have to help with on bbf then?

A new set of issues I'm sure
Yes Sidekick is 100% OTA OS updates from day one. Have to give Danger a little credit.
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Yes Sidekick is 100% OTA OS updates from day one. Have to give Danger a little credit.
That was pretty much the only good thing about Sidekicks, speaking as someone who used to use them and then saw the light with BlackBerry.
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So they will be doing updates modular instead of full tilt OS. God programming in my eyes.
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