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  1. Emtronics's Avatar
    Oh Great! Storm 3. Now there are going to be 3 duds? Ya know, it would be nice if those of us that were stupid enough to buy the Storm 1 only 14 months ago would get a decent upgrade in O/S. Ya know, an O/S that actually does something? Keep dreaming.
    06-29-10 07:47 AM
  2. fecurtis's Avatar
    From the 2 minute long RIM commercial that was posted earlier, I could not tell much... really doubt much of it was even real.

    But from the 7 minute long video that CellGuru had posted (and I linked to - and now seems to have been pulled)of the new 9670 running OS6, you could see much more about how the new OS worked on a touchscreen device.

    Unfortunately it LOOKED pretty much like the same BB OS UI, it was more like a new Theme, than a new OS. Sure there were some upgrades, mainly to the Media Players to make them more iPhoneish.

    I'm not saying the OS6 is not an improvement... I'm not saying that OS6 will not be great for the BB TOURS, CURVES and BOLDS... I'm not even saying that there will not be some really cool new features...

    What I'm saying is that OS6 does not appear to have an updated touchscreen UI, it is still RIM's basic OS with touchscreen capabilities "tacked" on.
    I don't mind the UI actually. I wouldn't mind incorporation of widgets which I haven't seen OS6 implement yet. Also, that video doesn't show off the webkit browser with Adobe Flash 10.1.

    It didn't show any enhancements to email, SMS texts, and BBM so there's much of OS6 you've yet to see running live on a phone. I'm hopeful and somewhat optimistic but unfortunately I'm not waiting around for a nice touchscreen CDMA Blackberry running OS 6, so I'll be trying out the Droid X. If OS6 delivers and future RIM products have the hardware and software to match, I may be back, who knows. Even though Google has Gingerbread (Android 3.0) due out in Q4 this year so the smartphone race only seems to get more competitive.

    I don't think a lot of people, yourself included, would like a drastic UI overhaul to the point where it's no longer familiar to a BB user, I know I wouldn't like it. You want a different UI but I'm sure you haven't a clue what you'd like it to look like.
    07-06-10 11:37 AM
  3. fecurtis's Avatar
    Oh Great! Storm 3. Now there are going to be 3 duds? Ya know, it would be nice if those of us that were stupid enough to buy the Storm 1 only 14 months ago would get a decent upgrade in O/S. Ya know, an O/S that actually does something? Keep dreaming.
    Speaking of O/S oh Droid Inc owner, how's it make you feel that by the time you even get to install Froyo on your phone, most everyone else on Android phones will be using Gingerbread?

    HTC Wildfire, Incredible, EVO 4G to get Android 2.2 by December Boy Genius Report

    Enjoy your Incredible, I'll shoot you a PM sometime in August and let you know how Froyo and Flash Player 10.1 is on the Droid X. Then once you get Froyo, I'll shoot you another PM to let you know how Gingerbread is....hopefully you'll get that by this time next year.
    07-07-10 11:29 AM
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