1. coopsachillin's Avatar
    So Im a T-mobile customer, I have an 8900 curve running on the same old OS 4.6 that came on it. I've seen the leaked versions of the new 5.0 for this phone, but I've been patiently waiting on the official release, and Im beginning to wonder if RIM just forgot about the 8900 all together! Does anyone have any information about an official release?? Please share your wisdom!
    01-05-10 03:02 PM
  2. jmart731's Avatar
    Nope. No one really knows for sure. I wouldnt think that they abandoned the 8900 just yet. The 9000 came out a couple months before and jsut today got the 5.0 update. probably a little while longer for us
    01-05-10 03:29 PM
  3. mstreet28's Avatar
    Just sounding off...the 8900 is on the 5.0 upgrade path from RIM, but if you wait for T-Mo to release it after RIM does it'll be 2011.

    I've been running 5.0.0.411 for almost 60 days now and it runs very well and very stable..

    RIM/T-Mo where is the love!?!?!?
    01-05-10 04:42 PM
  4. jmart731's Avatar
    Just sounding off...the 8900 is on the 5.0 upgrade path from RIM, but if you wait for T-Mo to release it after RIM does it'll be 2011.

    I've been running 5.0.0.411 for almost 60 days now and it runs very well and very stable..

    RIM/T-Mo where is the love!?!?!?
    Apparently its with the 9700
    01-05-10 05:17 PM
  5. coopsachillin's Avatar
    True dat! lol How unfortunate...
    01-05-10 07:16 PM
  6. anon(1458)'s Avatar
    Apparently its with the 9700
    Evidently with 9700 indeed! I couldnt stand it when I used it in the store. I keep going back to my 8900. I like have the individual spaced out keys better like on the classic curves!
    01-05-10 07:48 PM
  7. MaAdCow's Avatar
    I don't think RIM is the culprit, I say it's T-mobile. I think they're afraid of customers griping about all of the little querks and bugs as with any OS, always a work-in-progress. i think the OS is better, as well as the keypad being superior to that of the 9700. The battery seems to have better longevity, than w OS 4.6, and I think the boot screen is cool too. Visual Voice mail is a plus too, although, one must change their current phone to the 9700, in order to add VVM to their account!
    T-mobile needs @ get their heads out of the sand!
    01-06-10 04:50 PM
  8. shownuff's Avatar
    i Have the 8900 for TMO and im running 5.0.0.411 and im using Visual Voice Mail. Its Super stable. I will never go back to 4.6 man thats boring. I was going to get the 9700 but after installing 5.0os i said i dont need to.
    01-06-10 07:50 PM
  9. taticox's Avatar
    There is a post with links for download the 5.0.0.411 oficial for 8900!!
    01-06-10 07:52 PM
  10. Ichthus's Avatar
    There is a post with links for download the 5.0.0.411 oficial for 8900!!
    For Vodafone and some Asian carrier

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    01-06-10 08:13 PM
  11. jmart731's Avatar
    For Vodafone and some Asian carrier

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    If I'm correct that was a mistaken forum post, and is not accurate. There has at no point up to this date been an official 5.0 for the 8900. 5.0.0.411 was release by bell mobility for the 9000 recently. And i agree with madcow, its the carriers that are holding up the release as stated by RIM's latest announcement.
    01-06-10 08:22 PM
  12. Ichthus's Avatar
    If I'm correct that was a mistaken forum post, and is not accurate.
    Maybe I'm mistaken but here is the link...

    https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...4E92D025A75D1F

    Go to it, select BB 8900 and tell me what you find...
    Last edited by Ichthus; 01-06-10 at 08:33 PM.
    01-06-10 08:31 PM
  13. jmart731's Avatar
    Maybe I'm mistaken but here is the link...

    https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...4E92D025A75D1F

    Go to it, select BB 8900 and tell me what you find...
    Well thats weird that it shows 5.0.0.411 under handheld software for vodafone d2. Has anyone downloaded this for the 8900? It's virtually the same as the leaked version anyway.
    01-06-10 08:58 PM
  14. jmart731's Avatar
    I stand corrected, crackberry just announced it as well. looks like 5.0.0.411 was just officially released
    01-06-10 10:57 PM
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