01-10-2011 05:31 PM
01-10-2011 05:47 PM
Just got my 9780 and even though I didn't own a 9700, unless I needed the memory, I wouldn't upgrade unless I really wanted to have the latest BlackBerry.
1) OS 6 is an improvement and it's much nicer than OS 5 but looking back, it's really not that much different once you start using it and you'll say to yourself why everyone was going crazy for OS 6 (that's just my personal opinion)
2) Memory could be a huge thing but that's only if you need it. I'll admit, having 512 MB of memory is nice but for my uses, I would be happy with 256 MB because I'm not an apps person so I rarely download/use any apps. RIM has improved on memory leaking so battery pulls are a lot less frequent.
3) This last one is probably why most would upgrade. Browser. Again, it comes down to what kind of user you are. Are you looking for a better browser experience? I've already accepted that BlackBerry's browsing experience is very average, even with the Webkit browser. The only time I use the browser is if I need to find something really quick and the browser in OS 5 (and lower) allowed me to do that.
If you really wanted to find out if the upgrade would be worth it, download one of the leaked OS's. I think you'll get a much clearer picture whether or not you think an upgrade is worth it.
01-10-2011 08:20 PM
I'm quite happy with OS6 and the browser is a big improvement over previous versions.
Keep in mind that an upgrade will lock you in for a minimum of two years, perhaps three. Will something new come from BlackBerry that would interest you before those years are up? I'm guessing probably yes, but that's your call to make.
Out of curiosity, why not the Torch? Bigger screen, better browser, better all-round operating system and 95% of the functions can be performed with the trackpad and keyboard, should you not be interested in the touchscreen. Something to think about.
01-10-2011 10:57 PM
I did it and I am so gald that I did.
I have more than 250 MB free after installing all my fav apps.
Browsing experience is definately much better.
The Phone is much faster.
5MP Cam is awsome.
and of course OS 6 rocks!!
01-10-2011 11:15 PM
01-11-2011 12:21 AM
Rumors say that the next BB device is gonna be a storm type device with a full slider, showcasing an OLED screen.
Some Poeple say its gonna be called Blackhawk.
Any ways these may be just rumors!!
Good luck with your test drive.