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Old 05-30-2008, 11:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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As I recall 4.3 was supposed to be available for 8800 series phones sometime in Feb/March, but I haven't heard anything in ages. Is the 9000 the OS upgrade path for my 8820? :(
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OS 4.3 for the 8100 will never be released. OS 4.5 should be released in the next couple of months. There are lots of postings on this forum about it. So many, in fact, that we had to create a forum just for it. Check out the "Beta You Than Me" forum.
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Thanks, I've been out of the loop for a while and didn't know about the new forum. I just scanned the 8800 forum for 4.3 and didn't find anything new in the past few months and figured it was dead in the water, looks like they leadfrogged to 4.5. I'll check out the beta forum.
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As I recall 4.3 was supposed to be available for 8800 series phones sometime in Feb/March, but I haven't heard anything in ages. Is the 9000 the OS upgrade path for my 8820? :(
well the next real os thats coming out is 4.5 i have tested it on my the 8300 and i have to say wow its runs smooth and fast the internet is really good as you can view the web site the way it was ment to be seen. once 4.5 comes out people who wanted to go to the iphone because of the nice internet browser well 4.5 will bring that to the blackberry.
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Wirelessly posted (Verizon 8830)

To echo John Clark, your next OS will be 4.5. The 8x30 users may have to wait a bit longer than some of the others.
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well the next real os thats coming out is 4.5 i have tested it on my the 8300 and i have to say wow its runs smooth and fast the internet is really good as you can view the web site the way it was ment to be seen. once 4.5 comes out people who wanted to go to the iphone because of the nice internet browser well 4.5 will bring that to the blackberry.
Which means we're all screwed with a memory leak too until then, unfortunately. At some point if I decide to dump the Blackberry, like others, we're not going to care that BB came out with OS 4.5. It will be for new users only. The Bold better be incredible but since it won't be on Verizon and Sprint for a long time... well... it looks like they'll go head to head with the iPhone and Microsoft's new BB killers...
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eh, if you "decide to dump the Blackberry, like others" you will certainly part of a small group.

Read this article.
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eh, if you "decide to dump the Blackberry, like others" you will certainly part of a small group.

Read this article.
Considering the iPhone is only on 2 carriers and not YET supported by corporate America, I'd say that you misunderstood the importance of the article. The competition has already heated up and Blackberry will once again be behind by quite a significant margin. I'm sure the new iPhone will be out before the Bold as well, which is another reason people may be holding off on purchasing...

Gartner Says Worldwide Mobile Phone Sales Increased 14 Per Cent in First Quarter of 2008

Looks like RIM doesn't even show up in the top list...

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You confuse mobile phones with PDA/Smartphones.

A different market segment.
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RIM went from 8mm to 14mm customers in one year.
Gartner refuses to even acknowledge RIM exists.
I have fun mentioning this over and over to Ken Dulaney from Gartner.
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Whoops, iPhone on 1 carrier in the US. The fact is that RIM is a much smaller player in the global market. As phones become more powerful and the mobile is used for a myriad of options, e.g. payments, etc. the PDA/phone differentiation will become smaller.
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Oh boy.
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The fact is that RIM is a much smaller player in the global market. As phones become more powerful and the mobile is used for a myriad of options, e.g. payments, etc. the PDA/phone differentiation will become smaller.
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Apparently, not this one.
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:51 AM   #15 (permalink)
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ummmmmm

this may get my thread of june nomination already!!!!

RIM a small player hahahahaha

Payments wouldn't you want the most secure device to perform payments?????
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