Why is the Pearl still shipped with OS 5?
Can anyone explain to me the reason why the Pearl 3G is still being sold running OS 5 when OS 6 is available? This completely baffles me.
- 10-04-11, 09:21 AM #2
Probably because old stock and RIM feels the end user won't be lazy enough not to be able to update the os themselves. I could be wrong regarding the old stock though.
- 10-06-11, 11:48 AM #4
AT&T still only provides and supports OS 5 officially. They have yet to even offer OS 6.
Now we know why AT&T never mentioned OS 6 when they originally announced the Pearl 3G a year ago (even though RIM said all along that the 9100 would support it). Yet the Curve 3G was advertized as OS 6 compatible. Sure enough, the AT&T Curve 9300 eventually got an official carrier approved OS 6 update. Not so for the AT&T 9100.
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- 10-07-11, 06:22 AM #6
- 10-13-11, 08:19 PM #8
i have the pearl 9105 (uk version) only vodaphone uk has released os6 OFFICIALLY!
the problem is os6 os the pearl creates a masive memorie leak
i updated it by deleteing the vendor.xml (im on 02-uk) and i deleted social feeds
and all the other stuff i did not use,and like 1hr of browser use it went from
70'ish MB to 30MB no apps or internet would work,only got 4 apps (appworld,bbm,foursquare,facebook) but i dont use the app for facebook
i just dont think the phone is powerfull enough to run os6,and i think RIM/Carriers know that
and i think thats why they realease them on os5 cos it runs better