1. Andrew4life's Avatar
    I don't know why we are discussing this. BB10 will either be released for the Playbook free, or not released for the Playbook at all.
    Economics wise they will not charge for the upgrade.
    Given that there are 2 Million Playbooks out there, and they charged $20 for an upgrade.(both of which are high estimates) They will make $40 Million dollars. Which is chump change, and not worth the bad publicity they would get for charging for an upgrade.
    Logistics wise, it also makes no sense, how and where would they collect the charges. They can't put the update on App World, thats not how the content server was designed for. And similar to how we can download the OS upgrade, and share the files with other people right now because the OS file is universal, what is stopping people from doing that in the future?
    Incremental wise, BB10 for the Playbook will most definitely be an incremental update in terms of of the UI and app modules. The current BB10 UI is simply not matched for the Playbook. Can you imagine trying to swipe up and right to access your emails on a screen that is over 3x larger than the BB10 phones?
    RIM has never charged for consumer operating system upgrades, and as long as they are in the handset business, they won't charge for an upgrade to a device that we have purchased.

    End of Story.
    11-10-12 03:15 PM
  2. Bla1ze's Avatar
    RE: Would you pay RIM for BB10 OS upgrade on your PlayBook?

    iSheep: "No way!... regardless of what!"

    BlackSheep: "Of course!... regardless of what"

    IndieSheep: "...depends..."
    Didn't Apple used to charge for OS updates once upon a time?
    11-10-12 04:30 PM
  3. CairnsRock's Avatar
    Ios dont, android dont. It would be the kiss of death for RIM, so it is highly unlikely.
    11-10-12 07:18 PM
  4. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    Didn't Apple used to charge for OS updates once upon a time?
    I remember having to pay something like $20 to update the OS on my old1st gen iPod touch so that it could get Mail, Maps, Weather, Notes and Stocks. Successive updates were free though. Looking back, it's hard to imagine an iOS device not having those apps...
    11-10-12 07:58 PM
  5. rleo25's Avatar
    Yes if $ 40 bring me a totally new 10PB it would be a great deal.
    11-11-12 07:57 AM
  6. tofnow's Avatar
    My questions to you are: Suppose it did come to the PB, but only as a paid OS upgrade, how much would you be willing to pay for it to bring your PlayBook OS from 2.x up to BB10? Also, would you be upset that the OS would not be free?
    I would not pay for release OS10.0.x, I might pay for release OS10.1. BB10 initial release might be great but like most initial releases, it will have some "unplanned features". Their severity will likely spur the first earlier than planned upgrade.
    11-11-12 11:59 AM
  7. kill_9's Avatar
    I for one would pay if they decided to charge but still be disappointed if they did.
    Research In Motion should be paying BlackBerry Tablet users whom were early adopters. If they make us pay for BlackBerry OS 10, the burning torches and pitchforks will come out.
    11-11-12 12:59 PM
  8. kill_9's Avatar
    Given the low price I paid for it, I'd pay a small fee for upgrade - AND IF IT HELPS for a perfect update version, excellent support afterwards and ongoing fast bugfix-versions to eliminate bugs appearing at real life use.

    Ray
    The problem is the track record Research In Motion has in regards to timely updates and delivering a perfect software release is abysmal to say the least. The BlackBerry PlayBook development seems to be inept interns except many of the development team members are well-paid, allegedly experienced software engineers and programmers. The corporate culture remains out of touch with reality. Thorsten talks a good game but under his watch as Chief Executive Officer we have borne witness to multiple delays affecting current BlackBerry PlayBook users as well as the announced BlackBerry 10 OS. The fact Thorsten was in a senior management role overseeing BlackBerry PlayBook prior to his appointment as CEO should not be forgotten. If RIM drops the ball in 1Q2013 the rumours of death will not have been exaggerated.
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    11-11-12 02:18 PM
  9. kill_9's Avatar
    I suspect BB10 WILL be available for playbook. I also suspect that is why there is no 2.1 upgrade. They are keeping the features that would be available in 2.1 for the BB10 release.
    BlackBerry Tablet OS 2.1 has been released yet the features do not hint at anything new in BlackBerry 10.
    11-11-12 02:22 PM
  10. kill_9's Avatar
    Have you ever seen or heard a direct answer to a direct question from these guys? It's like trying to round up cats.
    Rounding up cats is surprisingly easy when you shake a bag of Temptations Treats. Getting a straight answer from Research In Motion's talking heads, not so much.
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    11-11-12 02:26 PM
  11. Zodbuster's Avatar
    NO!
    ... will sell it and then say goodbye to Blackberry forever
    ...sadly
    11-13-12 03:13 PM
  12. skyrocket9's Avatar
    I remember having to pay something like $20 to update the OS on my old1st gen iPod touch so that it could get Mail, Maps, Weather, Notes and Stocks. Successive updates were free though. Looking back, it's hard to imagine an iOS device not having those apps...
    No you don't, apple only sold mobile me subscriptions
    11-13-12 03:30 PM
  13. Emu the Foo's Avatar
    I've bought significantly stupider things in my life, ie a pair of 420$ sunglasses. So paying for a software upgrade wouldn't bug me. If I had an ipod touch I probably would by that update. But I don't. Paying wouldn't be that big of a deal. PLUS not like they are getting paid for service via bis or bes. So if it was 10$ or less I would without question. Maybe even 20$
    11-27-12 04:26 PM
  14. Majestic Lion's Avatar
    What is this, console gaming where you get your pocket lifted on the regular with DLC?

    No, no and no.
    11-28-12 03:24 PM
  15. fatherslot's Avatar
    no... paid full price for my first playbook the week it came out..
    11-28-12 04:15 PM
  16. anon1727506's Avatar
    NO

    RIM has stated in the past that the PlayBook would get BB10 and they made no mention of additional cost. Personally while I think the PlayBook OS is better than anything else I've used, ther are many apps that are way to basic (like email) that I feel we should not have had to wait so long to see the polished up.

    Not sure how anyone used te PlayBook before it got email... but those that paid full price, only to see huge discounts a few months later should really not have to pay for any upgrades.
    11-28-12 05:09 PM
  17. southlander's Avatar
    No. I bought my PB at full price on release. With RIM selling them so cheap now I think they can afford to throw me a BB10 update for free.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9930 using Tapatalk
    11-28-12 07:28 PM
  18. AfroZepher's Avatar
    no!. . .
    11-28-12 10:07 PM
  19. pipotobe's Avatar
    I would sell my playbook (or at least try) instantly
    11-28-12 10:14 PM
  20. sashlon's Avatar
    Seriously?

    No way. Never. Ever.
    11-29-12 05:56 AM
  21. SparkyBC's Avatar
    This thread is still going on BB10 will be FREE when released for the playbook, end of story...
    11-29-12 01:20 PM
  22. Michel Souris's Avatar
    Absolutely not. They've never provided a fully functioning OS - look at the crappy email application currently being used (no full IMAP support). They owe me a refund as far as I can see. So, if my PB battery is still functional when BB10 arrives, it had better be free. Otherwise, Nexus 7 (or it's implementation at that time) here I come.
    11-29-12 03:12 PM
  23. SparkyBC's Avatar
    They playbook OS was never the final version. Owe you a refund give me a break, where else can you get a powerful hardware packed tablet for under $150? Maybe you should just go to android so we don't hear you whine.

    Use a Real email provider imap works fine..
    11-29-12 03:48 PM
  24. TheScionicMan's Avatar
    This thread gets people so worked up. Relax folks, it was just an innocent question. It didn't come from RIM. There's no reason to think they would do this.
    11-29-12 05:19 PM
  25. JR0898's Avatar
    I'd happily pay for the upgrade. I don't expect my computer operating system to be upgraded for free and I see my playbook as a laptop substitute so why not? However, saying that, I didn't pay for my copy of windows 7 because I saw it as my compensation for vista [which I paid full price for]. I know some will feel the same about the playbook, especially if they've had it since it's release.
    11-29-12 07:33 PM
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