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    Default Upgrade from OS 6 to OS 7?

    I need people's advice, I decided earlier that I was gonna wait for the BBC 10 phones but have decided that the wait is a little bit too long for me, therefore I was thinking of buying a new phone off contract. But I wanna know if the is 7 devices are a big upgrade compared to OS 6. I wanted to get the new Bold to replace my 9800.

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    I'm in the same boat. I have another thread about this same issue. Os7 is a big upgrade. Especially from the 9800 to the 9900.
    Its a lot faster also.
    Go for it. You won't be disapointed. Then next time you are up for an upgrade get the bb10 phone. I think newer and better ones will be available by then.
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    yes its a night and day difference.you wont go wrong with either the 9900 or the 9810.
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    In a word: yup. I had a 9800 and went to the 9810, and there was a very noticeable improvement in performance all around. Then I tried the 9900 and the 9810 has been in a box ever since. 9900 keyboard is awesome. OS is smooth and responsive. I don't miss the extra display size of the Torch, though I know I can't speak for everybody. Just my opinion: definitely worth upgrading to BB7.
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    OS 7 is pretty sweet. No regrets about purchasing a 9900. Go for it. Can't waste time wondering about a device that isn't even out yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeSteven View Post
    I need people's advice, I decided earlier that I was gonna wait for the BBC 10 phones but have decided that the wait is a little bit too long for me, therefore I was thinking of buying a new phone off contract. But I wanna know if the is 7 devices are a big upgrade compared to OS 6. I wanted to get the new Bold to replace my 9800.

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    BB7 is certainly faster. If you want your OS6 to be faster, then go to OS7. Personally, I don't think it's a significant upgrade compared to what OS7 will be to BB10.

    I wouldn't feel comfortable getting locked into an OS7 device for 2 years. It hasn't been future proofed at all and has no chance of getting BB10. Again, that's just me and my opinion.

    Edit: I forgot that the 9900 series has 3G+. I was thinking in terms of the 9930. Still, it will lack 4G LTE tech for 2 years. Doesn't change my overall opinion.
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    Definitely upgrade to an OS7 phone with 3G+ network speed. The phones are much faster

    You can break contracts early. I broke my 3 year contract after 12 months

    When BB10 phones come out there will most likely be carrier deals for BB users wanting to switch to that phone.

    The wait is much easier with an OS7 phone
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    OS7 all the way.

    I bought my OS7 device last year full price because my upgrade eligibility kicks in early next year.

    While it was a bit over 600, I haven't regretted the decision for a second. This phone fits my uses really well.

    If you can wait however, then wait and last with your current phone. And then either go for BB10 or get an OS7 phone at that point as they will probably be cheaper.
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    Yes there's quite a big difference between the OS and phones are much better/smoother in all aspect.
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    I am in the exact same boat. I have the 9800 and it's a tank. Great phone. But I played with the 9850 at the store and was really impressed. I've been looking on Craigslist off contract. I do think OS 7 is a big upgrade but it's tough to justify 400 when you've got a pretty good phone.
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    I'm in the same boat also. I have a perfectly fine 9800 that honestly doesn't get that much use and I want to get a 9900. I don't need it but I sure do want it. Would the different OS make much of a difference (if any) with the PlayBook away from home where there is no WIFI?
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    If cost is an issue you could consider the Curve.

    I decided to go with the Curve in order to save some money to buy a BB10 phone with when it hits.

    The os7 Curve out performs the os6 Bold/torch but by a narrower margin than the top shelf os7 phones.

    I'm perfectly happy with my Curve and am glad to be a step ahead in my savings for BB10.

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    I'm in the same boat also. I have a perfectly fine 9800 that honestly doesn't get that much use and I want to get a 9900. I don't need it but I sure do want it. Would the different OS make much of a difference (if any) with the PlayBook away from home where there is no WIFI?
    The 9900 is HSPA+, while the 9800 is 3G. If you're in a H+ signal area, you'll see much better speeds over the bridge with the 9900.
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    I was going to wait for BB10 with my 9700, but I just couldn't wait that long and picked up the 9900. Can't go wrong with it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lengend View Post
    I was going to wait for BB10 with my 9700, but I just couldn't wait that long and picked up the 9900. Can't go wrong with it!
    congrats on your 9900....and a fellow wind client to boot
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    Look at it like this. The devices running os7 is 2ce the devices than the ones running os6. Os7 has the same ui as os6 w/ a few upgrades.
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    Look at it like this. The devices running os7 is 2ce the devices than the ones running os6. Os7 has the same ui as os6 w/ a few upgrades.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexandros2011 View Post
    congrats on your 9900....and a fellow wind client to boot
    Thanks! Got my 9900 back in January. Also can't beat the HMP on Wind Mobile.
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    I did it, had an OS6 9700. Fact is I am typing on crackberry with my new 9860 and that's something I would never have bothered attempting with my old Bold. I got mine off craigslist though. No contract extension for me.
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    Step ahead. If there is a budget... 9790,9360 and 9380 are good. Good enough for money to spend on BB10.
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    Oh god no. BB10 is getting closer and closer and the last thing you want to do is get stuck in a contract with a phone that is going to be EOL'd in less than half a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lengend View Post
    Thanks! Got my 9900 back in January. Also can't beat the HMP on Wind Mobile.
    ya the hmp is a fantastic plan...just like the 9810 and 9900
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    I was waiting for BB10 as well but decided to upgrade from 9700 to 9860 a couple of months ago and don't regret it at all. Of course my decision was helped by the fact that I got the 9860 off contract at employee pricing and I'll still be able to upgrade to BB10 a few months after it's available when my contract expires in Feb 2013.
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    can i update my 9105 with os7?
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