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jllama
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎04-08-2008
My Device: 9530 Storm

Any info on 8830 and 4.5 OS?

Just a general question from a few end users I am trying to answer.  Does RIM plan on upgrading the 8830 to the 4.5 OS?

 

Thanks in advance!

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JSanders
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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
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Re: Any info on 8830 and 4.5 OS?

It is really up to the carriers, and that is whom one should be asking.

 

RIM has beta versions of OS 4.5 in testing, for a while. Your carriers will be the route for the release.




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jllama
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Re: Any info on 8830 and 4.5 OS?

I wasn't aware RIM had been beta testing it for the 8830.  Thank you for the info!
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Alteria
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Registered: ‎12-23-2008
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Re: Any info on 8830 and 4.5 OS?

Verizon does not support 4.5 for their 8830. I am sure, if they ever do, it will be a long time from now. They have their new phone to try and get current customers to purchase rather than doing an update to keep customers happy.
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Re: Any info on 8830 and 4.5 OS?


Alteria wrote:
Verizon does not support 4.5 for their 8830. I am sure, if they ever do, it will be a long time from now. They have their new phone to try and get current customers to purchase rather than doing an update to keep customers happy.

Verizon has upgraded the 8330 and 8130. I don't know the delay on the 8830. The OS 4.5 for the 8830 I have been told by friends works well for them.




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Alteria
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Re: Any info on 8830 and 4.5 OS?

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I do not know. On BB's website it states it is avail for 8830. I spent 30 minutes or so on the phone with Verizon yesterday getting transfered to different people to get "We do not support the upgrade". I was told I can go ahead and install it on my BB and it is not an issue, they are just not supporting it. I got the feeling they wanted the 8830's to upgrade to the new phone. They also could be releasing it sometime next year, but for right now there are no plans to release it "officially from verizon".
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Re: Any info on 8830 and 4.5 OS?

Correct. No plans for now.

 

It could happen tomorrow, or 18 months from now.




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