- 02-08-2013, 05:17 AM #2
Lack of updates for OS7? Just three weeks ago, .825 got released by Vodafone DE. Just last week the first .861 hit the scene, even though this one is either for the 9930 or english only.
From what I remember, there is a new Facebook version in Beta Zone, as well as a new App World available for testing. I also read about a newer version for that Blackberry Navigator app. So there is still stuff going on. In terms of OS updates themselves, of course we'll see fewer ones. OS7.x is out since late 2011, all devices have seen quite some updates, first from 7.0 to 7.1, now 7.1 also has evolved quite a bit. Of course future updates will slow down now, you'll simply hit a point where you can't really optimize much more. In terms of core apps, Blackberry always wasn't the fastest with delivering a huge number of updates.
- 02-08-2013, 09:50 AM #5
OS7 will be around for a while yet. Updates will be pushed when needed, but that will be bug fixes and unlikely to add new features.Blackberry 10 > Windows Phone 7/8 > Blackberry 7 > iOS > Android > Symbian > WebOS > Meego
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02-08-2013, 09:52 AM #6
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Sooner or later there will be an EOL statement similar to what many other companies use. "You can use it, but we bear no responsibility or will we provide any support for it". And I'll estimate it will be around January of 2015. By then, most of the carriers will have stopped issuing re-builts and forcing upgrades to newer devices.Sent from Coleco Vision NEC Zilog Z80A CPU
- 02-08-2013, 10:37 AM #9------------------------------------
Sometimes I wonder if the Styx song, "Too Much Time On My Hands" was a secret foretelling of the tendency to armchair CEO in discussion forums?
"Now, I'm a jet fuel genius I can solve the world's problems without even trying
I have dozens of friends and the fun never ends
That is, as long as I'm buying
Is it any wonder I'm not the president ...?"
- 02-08-2013, 10:56 AM #10
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02-08-2013, 12:37 PM #11
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- 02-08-2013, 02:22 PM #12
I remember reading an article a while ago saying how BlackBerry (then RIM) would still be supporting BB7 even after BB10 comes out. I forget how long, but it was a somewhat substantial amount of time. Probably doesn't help much! But like others have said, there have been updates recently so I wouldn't worry too much.My goal here is to help out and provide knowledge! Feel free to shoot me a PM
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- 02-08-2013, 10:04 PM #13
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02-08-2013, 10:13 PM #14
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So just to be very clear, we will not just kind of stop BB7 from being supported. We have a significant R&D team working and continuing to work on BB7. And you just saw us innovating on BB7 as well when we announced the BBM voice capability. So we will maintain BB7. There is a strong success with BB7 devices in the Asia Pac markets. And as you can see on the devices that we’re launching with BB10, you can probably get an idea of in which price points they fit.
So no, we will support those on-boarding, entry-level smartphone markets. We will continue to support them with BlackBerry 7, and you might expect us to even build one of the other new products based on BlackBerry 7. Because for those messaging-oriented markets, it’s an exciting platform and its a really perfect platform.MY TAKE ON THE Z10... I DON'T KNOW HOW, OR WHY, BUT IT WORKS!!!
- 02-10-2013, 11:34 AM #19Blackberry 10 > Windows Phone 7/8 > Blackberry 7 > iOS > Android > Symbian > WebOS > Meego
Thanks for all the comments and I realise there have been some updates, but they have slowed down and hardly ever get mentioned on any of the blackberry sites. As for blackberry promises after the PlayBook , I can't really believe anything they say as I'm sure they could have been more upfront and honest about the bb10 update and sooner. Before anyone jumps on my back, I love the PlayBook but the lack of support for apps such as Skype are, I believe, a major screw up by blackberry and should have been resolved when the PlayBook was released.
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