- 12-13-12, 04:03 AM #102
But the last time I had to pay for a software update, was a couple of years back with an (original) iPod touch. Didn't sit right with me, but was / is my wifes' so wanted it reasonably up-to-date. Don't know if Apple still do that sort of thing, but that's the only instance I've ever encountered where certain software updates were chargeable (well outside of true computer updates / new OS releases).
- CrackBerry Abuser
12-15-12, 11:50 AM #106
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I really doubt they would charge for it. Like some have said, they pushed the PlayBook to get QNX in the hands of consumers. Putting it out for free is is great advertising for the phones. I wouldn't want to pay for it.
- CrackBerry Abuser
12-17-12, 04:19 PM #107
- 157 Posts
As an results, consumer will no longer need to pay OS upgrades, because no one wants to pay for an vendor machine's upgrade.
- 12-17-12, 09:35 PM #109
Anyone who bought the PlayBook for its 500-700 dollar price tag and endured the broken promises , Im sure would feel smacked in the face if BB10 was a paid upgrade. For those who bought the tablet for 129 to 200 probably wouldn't care as much
With that being said, BlackBerry10 OS will be a FREE upgrade.
- 12-17-12, 11:10 PM #111
- CrackBerry Addict
12-18-12, 06:24 AM #112
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- CrackBerry User
12-18-12, 06:32 AM #113
- 30 Posts
Is the current Playbook powerful enough to handle BB10?
My wife was told the other day at Staples that the reason they are hot selling all Playbooks at fire bargains is because a new BB10 Playbook with more powerful processor will be introduced mid-2013....
- CrackBerry Newbie
12-18-12, 10:02 AM #115
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Simply put, absolutely not. It almost sounds like a trial balloon being floated by RIM. Let's see what people say on a friendly website....
The Playbook was brought out before it was ready with promises of getting better soon. It did improve, not perfect but certainly better. Then the lack of price integrity frustrated many, especially early adopters who are the most loyal fans. To then turn around and slap people with an upgrade cost would give millions the final straw to move on to other options. Can you imagine the outrage if people are told they have to pay for an upgrade to properly link their Playbooks to their newly purchased BB10 phone?
It wouldn't matter the amount of the charge, any would be too much. The negative spin created by an upgrade charge would make a black hole look tame.
- 12-18-12, 11:24 AM #116
I most certainly would. BB10 is gonna be super awesome. I must say overall I'm just happy that my Playbook will run BB10. I truly wonder what its going to look like on my PB.
- 12-20-12, 08:50 AM #117
I have several Playbooks and if the upgrade was cheap ( $10 - $20 ) I would pay, they need to make some money too. With that being said;
1: I don't think they would do that? Does Apple or Google make the user pay for O/S upgrades?
2: Getting BB10 on the PB for free would aide in the marketing of the BB10 phones.
- 12-20-12, 09:19 AM #118
The BB10 upgrade on the Playbook will be free and I'm sure the reasoning behind that will be Blackberry thanking us Playbook owners for sticking with Blackberry Playbook from inception and spreading the Blackberry name. Smart Thor will never bite the hand that feeds, I'm 110% sure of that.
- 12-20-12, 09:30 AM #119
Re: Would you pay RIM for BB10 OS upgrade on your PlayBook?
think RIM really needs as many BB10 numbers as they can get to attract developers, so even the 2 million or so PlayBooks updating to BB10 would be a big boost for them.
- CrackBerry Master
12-26-12, 04:37 PM #121
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- 12-27-12, 05:11 PM #122
I would not pay at all. RIM needs to give it free to make up for the short falls of the PB, Honestly, its not looking to goo d right no for BB10. I wouldnt pay for something that RIM cant prove will work,. They just dont have the track record
- 12-27-12, 08:19 PM #123
I won't even update my BlackBerry PlayBook to BlackBerry OS 10 until the applications that I have come to reply upon are available. I have a small cadre of high-quality applications running on my BlackBerry PlayBooks and will not downgrade my experience for a new tablet UI unless those applications are available in BlackBerry AppWorld. I will pay a upgrade fee for those applications if necessary but never pay another penny to Research In Motion for an update to the BlackBerry Tablet OS / BlackBerry OS 10.