1. gptoyz's Avatar
    WTF???? what genius dropped the ball on this one?

    how does a more advanced device get, total architecture difference, get a lower model number than the model that it replaces?!?!?!

    to the layman how are they suppose to know that the 9520 is a newer better version than the 9530?
    10-17-09 12:26 PM
  2. TheSultan's Avatar
    You think "layman" even refer to a device by it's numbers?? Only us geeks do that.
    10-17-09 12:27 PM
  3. drjay868's Avatar
    They did it like that because those two phones are using different technologies (GSM vs CDMA). In most of the world, they would never see the 9530 or 9550 version numbers because they're not offered there. Most of the world is only going to see that the 9500 (Storm) has been upgraded to the 9520 (Storm2).

    GSM: 9500 ==> 9520
    CDMA: 9530 ==> 9550
    10-17-09 12:31 PM
  4. drjay868's Avatar
    AFAIK that same naming system applies to all other BB models as well (but I could be wrong).

    xx00 = GSM
    xx20 = GSM + WiFi
    xx30 = CDMA
    xx50 = CDMA + WiFi
    Last edited by drjay868; 10-17-09 at 12:36 PM.
    10-17-09 12:33 PM
  5. CooperBerry9530's Avatar
    The 9520 replaces the 9500 and the 9550 replaces the 9530.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-17-09 12:35 PM
  6. pstinger's Avatar
    Somewhere on here is a detailed explanation of RIM model numbers...

    xx00 = GSM
    xx20 = GSM + WiFi
    xx30 = CDMA
    xx50 = CDMA + WiFi

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com

    Edit: or, what drjay said...
    10-17-09 12:37 PM
  7. 01Ranger's Avatar
    9500 -> 9520
    9530 -> 9550
    10-17-09 12:41 PM
  8. TallyHo's Avatar
    WTF???? what genius dropped the ball on this one?

    how does a more advanced device get, total architecture difference, get a lower model number than the model that it replaces?!?!?!

    to the layman how are they suppose to know that the 9520 is a newer better version than the 9530?
    EPIC FAIL!!!!!!
    10-17-09 01:56 PM
  9. Plazmic Flame's Avatar
    You guys are saying that the Storm 2 will be GSM in Canada/US?
    10-17-09 02:00 PM
  10. pkcable's Avatar
    Let the noob be!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-17-09 02:02 PM
  11. jlawler4's Avatar
    Haha this is turning into the S1 forum in no time.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-17-09 02:39 PM
  12. cdaiscool's Avatar
    You guys are saying that the Storm 2 will be GSM in Canada/US?
    No, we're saying the CDMA 9550 is replacing the CDMA 9530 (US/Canada).

    While the GSM 9520 is replacing the GSM 9500 (Overseas).
    10-17-09 02:56 PM
  13. Plazmic Flame's Avatar
    No, we're saying the CDMA 9550 is replacing the CDMA 9530 (US/Canada).

    While the GSM 9520 is replacing the GSM 9500 (Overseas).
    Okay, thanks for clearing that up for me. I will definitely try to buy the 9520 and bring it to Canada if my Storm 2 itch needs to be scratched.




    Side Note: If what you guys say about the model numbers is true...then how the heck do you explain the Bold 9000? It has wifi... :?
    Last edited by BerryGuy25; 10-17-09 at 08:05 PM.
    10-17-09 07:52 PM
  14. Card Storm's Avatar
    Might not ever want to return to this thread agian. Just friendly advice
    10-17-09 08:22 PM
  15. Denise in Los Angeles's Avatar
    Hi N00b!! Welcome to Crackberry!
    10-17-09 08:36 PM
  16. pstinger's Avatar
    Side Note: If what you guys say about the model numbers is true...then how the heck do you explain the Bold 9000? It has wifi... :?
    I explain that by saying: RIM is freakin' weird sometimes...

    Better question: Why is the new Bold the 9700 (new series) while the new Storm is still in the 95xx series?
    10-17-09 11:00 PM
  17. TallyHo's Avatar
    I explain that by saying: RIM is freakin' weird sometimes...

    Better question: Why is the new Bold the 9700 (new series) while the new Storm is still in the 95xx series?
    Different form factor = different series number maybe?

    I believe the 9000 was an anomaly to be honest. It should have been named the 9520 in keeping in line with the way RIM has numbered in the past, just as the 9700 should be the 9720.
    10-18-09 12:33 AM
  18. pstinger's Avatar
    Different form factor = different series number maybe?

    I believe the 9000 was an anomaly to be honest. It should have been named the 9520 in keeping in line with the way RIM has numbered in the past, just as the 9700 should be the 9720.
    Maybe, but are the Curve 8900 (another of those weird should have been 8920s) and the Tour 9630 that different?
    10-18-09 12:45 AM
  19. jamestrenda's Avatar
    you're a dumb dumb.
    10-18-09 12:59 AM
  20. patches152's Avatar
    i'm on 5.0.0.AWESOME and i have none of these issues
    10-18-09 04:45 AM
  21. mikestorm's Avatar
    i'm on 5.0.0.AWESOME and i have none of these issues
    I've found that that build is superior to 5.0.0.JUSTOKAY but not quite as good as 5.0.0.THEBESTTHEBESTTHEBESTTHEBEST
    10-18-09 08:43 AM
  22. Card Storm's Avatar
    yeah well im running 5.0.0.GFURSELF
    10-18-09 11:51 AM
  23. cdaiscool's Avatar
    5.1.0.NEWERTHANYOURS

    Never even KNEW the 8330 could turn into a touch screen based solely on an OS update...
    10-18-09 05:48 PM
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