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Registered: ‎09-09-2011
My Device: Bold 9700
My Carrier: Vodafone Eg

is there any way to install OS 7 on Bold 9700

 
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Registered: ‎08-14-2011
My Device: blackberry torch 9800
My Carrier: virgin media uk

Re: is there any way to install OS 7 on Bold 9700

no there isnt

as far as im aware os 7 is only avalaible for the new blackberry phones that have just been and are being released 

sorry 

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My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
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Re: is there any way to install OS 7 on Bold 9700

 
leahno1auntie is correct, OS7 will not be available for the 9700.


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Registered: ‎01-30-2012
My Device: 9700 Bold
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Re: is there any way to install OS 7 on Bold 9700

I find the fact that OS 7 will not work with the Bold 9700 very interesting, given that the new RIM CEO has expressed surprise that many North American BB users are on OS 5 or OS 6.   For the 9700, OS 6 is a dead loss - simply too large a program for the available memory.  OS 5 works just fine. If or when one upgrades, OS 7 will be the preferred operating system.  But until then, some of us need to stick with OS 5.

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Re: is there any way to install OS 7 on Bold 9700

The problem of upgrading to OS 7 is not a software issue, but rather a hardware issue.  The Bold 9700 just doesn't possess the hardware necessary to upgrade to OS 7.  Many OS 7 phones have software such as NFC and compass which are not possible with the hardware that comes with the Bold 9700.  You also have to keep in mind that RIM makes smartphones to earn a profit.  The more (newer) smartphones that they can sell, the better the bottom line. 

 

 

You might have to take the plunge and invest in an OS 7 phone (I highly recommend it, by the way).  Smiley Happy


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Re: is there any way to install OS 7 on Bold 9700

i really need help
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Re: is there any way to install OS 7 on Bold 9700


n1 wrote:
i really need help

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