1. inisbro's Avatar
    Hi everyone, first time posting here.

    I'm planning on buying a Blackberry bold 9900 sometime over the next weeks.

    My question is, when BB10 comes out, will the bold 9900 be able to upgrade to BB10? Or is BB10 only available for phones that RIM releases with it?

    Really confused about it and would appreciate a response!

    thanks again
    11-04-12 08:24 PM
  2. linuxbbm's Avatar
    No, you cannot get an OS Upgrade to BB10 OS on 9900/9930
    It's a very different and unique hardware & software combined
    So no, but i wish that was possible but again 9900 isn't that powerful to run that OS at first place.
    11-04-12 08:37 PM
  3. louzer's Avatar
    BB10 will not run on the 9900 or any other OS7 or before.
    11-04-12 08:38 PM
  4. TrioGM's Avatar
    BB10 will be only available for the next generation devices (L Series, N Series, etc...), the current BB Smartphones won't have BB10...

    My recommendiation for you is to wait until BB10 comes out (it's just 3-4 months away) or if it's an urgency to have a phone, just buy it... In my case, I'm saving for BB10 since October
    11-04-12 08:40 PM
  5. Taigatrommel's Avatar
    Greetings, to make it short:
    No, BB10 won't be released for existing Blackberry phones. They don't fit the hardware requirements needed to run BB10.

    So if you want BB10, you'll have to wait. As for the 9900, 7.1 development is still going on, there is roughly one new release per month which either improves performance/battery life or adds some features (LED control, ARM). So RIM at least for now has not forgotten the current devices.
    11-04-12 08:40 PM
  6. bbmme's Avatar
    but look a the bright side, from the looks of it, the bb10 bold version looks very similar to the 9900 eh.
    11-04-12 08:47 PM
  7. pythons's Avatar
    If you want to subscribe to Podcasts realize that RIM has dumped it's own native Podcast APP....
    ...You won't be doing any podcasts on it short of trying your luck with purchasing 3 party Apps.
    ....Some of which are not supported any longer.

    If you don't care about Podcasts, business apps
    ... or getting large emails and want a phone with a good battery life and excellent typing ability....
    ...You can't beat the 99xx IMHO!
    11-04-12 10:02 PM
  8. RubberChicken76's Avatar
    Wonder if someone will find a way to hack it. Not sure it can be done with the single core processor and less than 1 GB of RAM and finite storage space, but could be a fun experiment.
    01-11-13 04:34 PM
  9. Deanig_12's Avatar
    no it wont support bb10 but they are on about supporting bb7 through out bb10
    01-11-13 05:26 PM
  10. ccmd's Avatar
    Am I misremembering -- I recall RIM saying at the time I bought my 9900 (over a year ago) that it would be forward compatible with the new software.
    04-18-13 11:10 AM
  11. Bluenoser63's Avatar
    Am I misremembering -- I recall RIM saying at the time I bought my 9900 (over a year ago) that it would be forward compatible with the new software.
    Yes you are. They never said this.
    04-18-13 11:24 AM
  12. SteveBB10's Avatar
    Am I misremembering -- I recall RIM saying at the time I bought my 9900 (over a year ago) that it would be forward compatible with the new software.
    I think you might be confusing the 9900 for the playbook

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900
    Support your local paramedics...Run with scissors.
    04-18-13 12:38 PM
  13. Steph Mack1's Avatar
    hey whats the latest update for bb9900
    10-15-13 10:17 AM
  14. goodayeh's Avatar
    hey whats the latest update for bb9900
    Go to settings / device / software updates.

    It will search and tell you if you need to update.
    10-15-13 12:56 PM
  15. moonhacker's Avatar
    hey whats the latest update for bb9900
    Or type latest 9900 OS in the forums.
    10-18-13 04:00 PM

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