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Old 07-21-2006, 03:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just got my Cingular 8700c and checking OS version and it seems that T-Mobile have a later version 8700g Apps 4.1.0.284. What is the difference if any from the Cingular version and the T-mobile version?

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newer versions of the os fiz some bugs that shipped with the original cingular os. the most recent (to my knowlwdge) is telstra .309, if you are going to upgrade may as well go to the latest. main bug fixes are speakerphone volume and ringer volume, I've read some about blurtooth as well..
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Vodaphone is the latest - instructions here.

http://www.blackberryforums.com/ring...-4-1-only.html
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i was under the impression you could not install this os on an 8700???
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Upgrading to Telstra instead of T-Mobile is an option but "you might as well get the latest" is not a completely uncontroversial statement. Regular viewers will be sick of hearing me say it but I say it again: They ruined Zen. I've used Telstra and I'm now committed to good old OS .284 (aka T-Mobile).
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Yes. Changes to a theme are DEFINITELY a reason not to use an OS <sarcasm>.... Just my .02. There are people who don't even care about Zen...
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And obviously my .02 doesn't apply to you icon addicts. (Not my fault that you don't see the light. ) My only assertion is that auto-upgrading is not entirely without controversy. I was giving pause to think.
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I totally agree with you. People who compulsively upgrade for no reason except to have the latest and greatest should always have a copy of Javaloader handy.

I do

Gotta keep my icons organized, after all!
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if you go to the latest os you get everything the last offered plus whatever else is buried in the new one. i am back to zen as well but did get used to the dimension today in telstra for a while. I think i fall into the compulsive upgrader catagory... there should be support groups for pele like us...
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Upgrading to Telstra instead of T-Mobile is an option but "you might as well get the latest" is not a completely uncontroversial statement. Regular viewers will be sick of hearing me say it but I say it again: They ruined Zen. I've used Telstra and I'm now committed to good old OS .284 (aka T-Mobile).
I also prefer .284. Got it enough to get the speaker/ringer volume fix and the bonus was the Zen theme. Unless there's another good and significant reason for me to upgrade, then I am set on .284
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How about voice call quality(or reception), and voice volume? Do any of the OS's offer any improvements or changes in this area? I've upgraded my 8700c to Bharti, if Telstra or Vodafone had at least any difference at all in voice quality I would definitely try it.

I find the ringer in Bharti is great and loud, but the audio in regular phone mode is kinda low even when set at Max, it was the same way(worse?) with the factory cingular OS. I also have the choppiness that many seem to be experiencing with Cingular 8700's, but if the volume where louder I could deal with it much better.

And yes, i'm sure the speaker holes are aligned with my ear. I haven't checked for gremlins in the holes though.

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How about voice call quality(or reception), and voice volume? Do any of the OS's offer any improvements or changes in this area? I've upgraded my 8700c to Bharti, if Telstra or Vodafone had at least any difference at all in voice quality I would definitely try it.

I find the ringer in Bharti is great and loud, but the audio in regular phone mode is kinda low even when set at Max, it was the same way(worse?) with the factory cingular OS. I also have the choppiness that many seem to be experiencing with Cingular 8700's, but if the volume where louder I could deal with it much better.

And yes, i'm sure the speaker holes are aligned with my ear. I haven't checked for gremlins in the holes though.

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No problems in mine. Works better than the Cingular OS.
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