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Old 03-28-2005, 01:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 7290 and would like to know if I can download the 4.0 wirelessly or do I have to go thru my desktop?
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Old 03-28-2005, 02:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That has to go through the desktop...I think the only way you can do it wirelessly is if you're on a BES.
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I have a 7290 and would like to know if I can download the 4.0 wirelessly or do I have to go thru my desktop?
Through the desktop only.

My RIM tech guy told me to imagine 'even 25% of the 2.5 million users trying to upgrade wirelessly at once' every time RIM released an OS update.

The current wireless networks would probably not be able to handle it, or at best it might only slow down everyone elses services. Not a good thing for RIM or the carriers.

Also to do an upgrade on the device remotely you need a place to store your backups and also two OS's while the upgrade happens (i.e. somewhere for the current OS and somewhere for the 'new' updated OS). That means lots of filespace that probably doesn't exist on most people's BlackBerry's.

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Well, to be honest, I think it would be possible. Prior to OS4.0, the maximum OTA transfer for COD files was 128KB. Now, there is no limit, so long as you are not transferring parent COD files (similar to a ZIP container file). It may be worth trying it out... Although, an OS installation is slow enough as it is while connected to the Desktop, so I could only imagine how long it'd take OTA. But I think RIM's plans, one day, would be to offer OTA OS upgrades (over EVDO, EDGE, etc). You can ask various Sales and/or Engineers with RIM and they will hint towards that move.
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Hint may be too strong a word. Perhaps we'll learn something next month at WES.
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