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BB10: what happens to PAID apps from os7 and under?
Over the years i have accumulated a fair number of paid apps from os7 and below.
I understand that not all the os7 apps will be available/relevant on bb10, but does RIM intend on having some sort of compensation scheme for users who decide to upgrade to bb10? Or will everything be wiped out as though customers are moving to a completely new platform/phone company?
i hope they will find a way to make popular os7 apps available for bb10 although that is close to impossible. hopefully they'll offer appworld credits.. we'll see.
- 04-07-2012, 06:55 PM #2
I think you're just being greedy now...when you build a second computer does Microsoft compensate you for buying another windows? If you buy a PS3, are you compensated by the game developers for all the games you bought on an Xbox 360?? What kinda madness is this?
You're moving to a completely different device. It's a whole new operating system. It's complete up to date hardware for once. The chips for these phones aren't even out yet. That's how up to date they are.
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I have had the luxury to use the apps for a number of years. i can't imagine how rim would explain to a new bb customer on a 9900 who bought an app for 2 months only to find out that it can't be used upon upgrade. i think it would be a good idea to start adding a disclaimer on app world to inform the masses should rim share your views.
- CrackBerry Master
04-07-2012, 07:24 PM #5
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Actually you are incorrect on the microsoft products.... If you buy a Microsft Office 2007.... that license is only legally valid for the computer you installed it on.... Legally you cannot transfer it.....The same goes for any OS Microsoft makes... It has been that way since Window 95.... Most users are not aware of this as they click throught the license agreement... Each agreement clearly states the license for one computer only and not transferable...... As I sell the product I have unenviable task of telling my corporate clients they have to spring for a new Windows and Office everytime they order a PC from me.... Of cpurse you can still install it on another computer but then you are using pirated software......
Using your logic if I bought an Office product for my Mac and Microsoft develops it for the Ipad, Apple should then give me a copy for my Ipad...... Not gong to happen.....
Just because RIM makes the hardware and OS... they do not own the Apps posted in App World... I would love to be a fly on the wall when RIM tells the app developers that they will make no money for the efforts to port their apps over to BB10.... as all the BB7 and below will get it for free... Do not think it will happen....
Last edited by dbmalloy; 04-07-2012 at 07:45 PM.
- 04-07-2012, 07:44 PM #6
But in reply to your post, I once had a legit copy of Office that allowed for up to three computers :P
- CrackBerry Abuser
04-07-2012, 07:53 PM #7
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When I move into BB10 (Unless there is something wrong with it or the devices I will be moving to BB10) I expect to buy new apps. Some I might have from my PlayBook which should be able to go on the phone for free but we will see.
- 04-07-2012, 08:03 PM #8
Bohbohboh is also wrong about the Ps3 being able to play Ps2 games. Playstation 3 systems are no longer backwards compatible with Playstation 2 games and haven't been for quite some time now.
- CrackBerry User
03-24-2013, 11:11 AM #10
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In short, this is not likely to happen.
- 03-24-2013, 12:10 PM #11
It is completely up to the developer if they decide to charge again. The apps written for BBOS are Java apps which won't run on BB10. The developer has to write a completely different app using a completely different language. If the developer decides not to charge again, then the app should show up in BlackBerry World automatically.
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- CrackBerry Abuser
03-24-2013, 12:10 PM #12
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Legacy bbos is done. We need to forget the golden days and move into the future. from here on out though your paid apps will carry through this generation of blackberry phones. So no worries.
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- CrackBerry Addict
03-24-2013, 06:37 PM #13
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