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

Re: .75 OS update

This OS update is a HUGE improvement with the device.  Why didn't Verizon just push the launch back a few weeks to release with this OS? 

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Posts: 107
Registered: ‎11-23-2008
My Device: Storm - 9530

Re: .75 OS update

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Sometimes manufacturers release the betas just to see what will be the long term effect...case-in point: Sprint released the last Mogul ROM (leaked) and the final version was the exact same one...the tech-heads like myself got to post on how good or bad it was and what improvements needed to be made.

 

I have my Storm in a box, I got the HTC Touch Pro and have to send one of them back.

 

So far, the TP is winning for ease of use, camera, Bluetooth ability with a PC, laptop, Jawbone and the fact that it works.

 

BUT, if Verizon can get the Storm fixed all pretty-like, prior to Thursday or Friday, I would be inclined to stay the course and see what comes of it.

 

Verizon/RIM: If you are reading these, unlock the darn themes.

Message Edited by PC-ASSIST on 12-01-2008 11:11 AM
Message Edited by PC-ASSIST on 12-01-2008 11:33 AM
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Posts: 34
Registered: ‎11-24-2008
My Device: BlackBerry Storm 9530

Re: .75 OS update

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PC-ASSIST,

 

I would agree that manufacturers would release betas, but usually not to the general public. It can be a product killer if they release a beta that does more harm than good.  You and I are tech savvy, but the reality is that most end-users are not (no insult intended for readers). I have signed (and adhered to) many NDA's. I don't know for a fact, but feel that .75 was leaked due to someone ignoring the NDA. There is talk of version 4.7.0.76 out there but there are issues with the browser features. There is also rumor that .76 is no different than .75 but I haven't seen .76 so I can't make my own comment. I've worked with BlackBerry since they started with the pagers (Boy am I dating myself Smiley Happy ) and they have always been a rock solid company.  So has Verizon for that matter. IMHO, AT&T has there head up their... from both a cellular and data communications company. Verizon has always been a technology aggressive company that knows what they are doing.  A far cry from the GTE days, eh?

Message Edited by jstefani on 12-01-2008 09:07 AM
JStefani
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Posts: 43
Registered: ‎11-25-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: .75 OS update

hey stefani, would I be safer to just wait for verizon to publicly release what ever it is they are releasing?  Being that it leaked, it should be announced soon.

 

I know its a different example but when a CD leaks on the internet, it is usually very close to its release date.

 

Any help would be great.

 

p.s. I have a MAC

Contributor
Posts: 34
Registered: ‎11-24-2008
My Device: BlackBerry Storm 9530

Re: .75 OS update

Dgenerx23, Don't quote me on this, but we may see something as early as this week. Don't know what the build will be .75, .76, .90... Since we are a Blackberry Partner for BES products, I only upgraded my Storm to provide feedback to RIM (and forum) on any issues I come across.  If you can live with .65, stay on it.  If I come up with any inside info on release date, I will post here. Our BES customers come in all flavors, both Mac and PC and we work on both platforms inside and outside of the RIM world.

JStefani
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Posts: 43
Registered: ‎11-25-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: .75 OS update

thanks for the feedback.

 

to put it in my language, that means if i have a mac, i'm fine for when this update comes out?  If so, I will probably just wait for it to be released publicly, shouldn't be very long.

New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-01-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: .75 OS update

Ok so if I can wait wait for the official update. That sound fine.

Now for a Neewb question. We have BES and I am the admin. Only a few users and They are storm users. Is there some place that I can check out on how to push the update from BES. Or do I do it manually then reconect with Bes all over again. I would love to just push the update via BES though.

 

Thanks

Contributor
Posts: 22
Registered: ‎11-22-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: .75 OS update

Sweeeeetttt - Thanks for all the info!  I liked the phone before the update but now it's fantastic. 
Regular Contributor
Posts: 107
Registered: ‎11-23-2008
My Device: Storm - 9530

Re: .75 OS update

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jstefani wrote:

PC-ASSIST,

 

I would agree that manufacturers would release betas, but usually not to the general public. It can be a product killer if they release a beta that does more harm than good.  You and I are tech savvy, but the reality is that most end-users are not (no insult intended for readers). I have signed (and adhered to) many NDA's. I don't know for a fact, but feel that .75 was leaked due to someone ignoring the NDA. There is talk of version 4.7.0.76 out there but there are issues with the browser features. There is also rumor that .76 is no different than .75 but I haven't seen .76 so I can't make my own comment. I've worked with BlackBerry since they started with the pagers (Boy am I dating myself Smiley Happy ) and they have always been a rock solid company.  So has Verizon for that matter. IMHO, AT&T has there head up their... from both a cellular and data communications company. Verizon has always been a technology aggressive company that knows what they are doing.  A far cry from the GTE days, eh?

Message Edited by jstefani on 12-01-2008 09:07 AM

 

Well, I have been around the IT industry for 22 years and yes, manufacturers release the betas knowing full well that some of the copies will get into the hands of the masses. This gives them an idea, from a statistical standpoint, what more needs to be done. NDA's are solely to avoid liability and related lawsuits. This way some dumb knucklehead can't say that it was an authorized release that toasted his microwave, coffee maker, his sex life and his phone....LOL!
Message Edited by PC-ASSIST on 12-01-2008 10:59 PM
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Windows "Mobile" describes the physical velocity of the handset just prior to rapid deceleration trauma against hard object.
Regular Contributor
Posts: 62
Registered: ‎12-01-2008
My Device: Bold 9930
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: .75 OS update

Wow, I just upgraded my phone to the .75 firmware and it is wonderful!  I am now very pleased with my Storm.  I HIGHLY recommend they push the .75 into "Official" Release, and if not then go out and get it!