Originally Posted by tbharris
That stinks. You would think we providing the features of wireless activation with the BES and wirelessly syncing all information that this would be a feature they would offer. I suppose I will have to break down and find the software to download and run it manually.
So on a GPRS handheld (the 7100g) that has enough network issues downloading applications that are less than 300KB and installing them, you'd actually want the ability to download 15-20MB worth of an OS update to a handheld that did not have the extra space to temporarily store that data (32MB total) in order to replace the currently running software?
Somehow, I think that RIM made the right decision in not offering the OS updates OTA.
With the 8700 device, I think we'll likely see something sooner or later. A member on the forum (and personal friend of mine) said that RIM was suggesting OTA core updates at some point in the near-term future - could be just misinformation from RIM seminar personnel and/or pacification of the audience and/or factual information. I can definitely see partial OS updates (essential) as a possibility over-the-air on EDGE/EVDO/UMTS/3G devices, but not on the slower 2.5G networks (GPRS)