02-15-12 08:25 AM
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  1. francees's Avatar
    Hi.im just curious its been a while since the NOW OLD Torch 9800 or Bold 9780 came out OS 6 was all fancy and waw ect ect....now would we OS 6 users make it trough 2012 with some good or atleast average updates to the OS? not all of us can afford a new 9900 or 9810....ive just look @ the two new Curves who would come out later this year and to ME once again to ME my 9800 is wayyy better than that Curve 9220 LOLZ......sooo my QUESTION is would we OS 6 user reach 2013 with AVERAGE OS updates??? thanks
    01-27-12 02:55 PM
  2. grover5's Avatar
    I think a new OS 6 update came out for the 9700 not too long ago didn't it? I doubt you'll see any new functionality in one so I'm not sure what extra value downloading a new one would add.
    01-27-12 03:01 PM
  3. francees's Avatar
    I think a new OS 6 update came out for the 9700 not too long ago didn't it? I doubt you'll see any new functionality in one so I'm not sure what extra value downloading a new one would add.
    that's why i wrote this article to see whats you guys opinion,6.0.0.723 is dropping SO SLOW for the devices now.....its like all work on OS6 is on hold to so the engineers would work on OS 7/7.1 or what other soprises RIM have for OS 7 devices.....or is it just me?
    01-27-12 03:13 PM
  4. alnamvet68's Avatar
    OS 5.0 is not done, it works fine on the 8330, and does a superb job Bridging the PB.
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    01-27-12 03:43 PM
  5. Denise in Los Angeles's Avatar
    OS 5.0 is not done, it works fine on the 8330, and does a superb job Bridging the PB.
    Works fine for my Pearl too!
    01-27-12 03:50 PM
  6. vpblaze's Avatar
    I understand what the OP is saying. I would have to say OS6 is going to be slowly fazed out just like everything is. It wont happen overnight but with time it will. Its the one downside to technology and RIM always coming up with something new. The same thing will happen with OS7 when BB10 comes out. Just when you get into a groove with your phone something comes out that will be better and take all the attention away from it.
    Just my opinion.......
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    01-27-12 03:52 PM
  7. francees's Avatar
    I understand what the OP is saying. I would have to say OS6 is going to be slowly fazed out just like everything is. It wont happen overnight but with time it will. Its the one downside to technology and RIM always coming up with something new. The same thing will happen with OS7 when BB10 comes out. Just when you get into a groove with your phone something comes out that will be better and take all the attention away from it.
    Just my opinion.......
    THANK YOUUU now you understand me Just when you get into a groove with your phone something comes out that will be better and take all the attention away from it.

    i mean the Torch 9800 or the 9780 they aren't that OLD of a device they still have some juice to kick it in 2012......
    01-27-12 03:55 PM
  8. howarmat's Avatar
    Im fairly sure OS 6 is done and they have moved to OS 7/7.1/10 by now. You might see a carrier still release an OS 6 but develop is done just like OS 5 was done probably a year ago
    01-27-12 05:20 PM
  9. alnamvet68's Avatar
    Works fine for my Pearl too!
    Yes, while there may not be anymore updates or further development of OS 5.0, it's really all one needs to Bridge with the PlayBook, and it does that quite admirably.
    01-27-12 05:30 PM
  10. Denise in Los Angeles's Avatar
    Yes, while there may not be anymore updates or further development of OS 5.0, it's really all one needs to Bridge with the PlayBook, and it does that quite admirably.
    Yes, and as the OP stated, not everyone can afford a new OS 7 phone.... so if someone is watching their budget, they might not care about all the new updates if they can grab a phone for less $$$$$!!
    01-27-12 05:52 PM
  11. francees's Avatar
    Im fairly sure OS 6 is done and they have moved to OS 7/7.1/10 by now. You might see a carrier still release an OS 6 but develop is done just like OS 5 was done probably a year ago
    I tough that to....sad to know cuz for ME the Torch still has some juice in it....
    01-27-12 05:53 PM
  12. Heavy Fluid's Avatar
    OS5 is done? Hmmm. 5.0.0.975 works perfectly on my 9650.
    01-27-12 06:45 PM
  13. raino's Avatar
    Given that the new (low-end) Curves RIM just announced run on OS7, I don't see a whole lot happening for OS6. It'll stick around, but updates will drop off, especially once BBX comes out.
    01-27-12 10:28 PM
  14. mark-d's Avatar
    Poor though that RIM cares that little for their customers that OS6 is most probably done in favour of OS7 which is not backwards compatable but OS6 is done while a lot of people are still in contract with OS6 phones so no option to even upgrade yet.
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    01-28-12 05:20 AM
  15. BigBadWulf's Avatar
    9000 released in July '08
    9800 released in August '10 (first OS6)
    9000 last OS5 software release end of March '11

    I'd say RIM has a history of continuing to release software, long after what would be anyone's reasonable expectations. The 9800 also runs very nicely on 706, so while I'd expect it to eventually reach 800-1000, it won't make a huge difference in performance.
    01-28-12 07:36 AM
  16. kbz1960's Avatar
    OP what are you missing that you want an update for? Some people are still using old xp computers because they still work for them.
    01-28-12 07:54 AM
  17. eve6er69's Avatar
    OS5 is done? Hmmm. 5.0.0.975 works perfectly on my 9650.
    +1 5.0.0.1030 working strong here on my 9650


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    01-28-12 09:40 AM
  18. metroside's Avatar
    Good timing, I just noticed a few OS 6.0 updates pop up over the last 24 hours, one for the 9700 and another for the 9650. It won't be surprised if one is rolled out shortly for our 9800s.

    I agree they have a bit more juice in them and I am still on a contract so I'm not in a position to upgrade to new BB just yet.

    Only new feature I would like to see would be a mobile hotspot on OS6 but from what I have read this won't happen unfortunately
    01-28-12 04:51 PM
  19. Adhamalghamdi's Avatar
    you're right, why don't RIM just update 9800 to OS 7 as they did with 9700 when they updated it to OS 6 !
    Last edited by Adhamalghamdi; 01-28-12 at 06:36 PM.
    01-28-12 06:33 PM
  20. blue_k's Avatar
    you're right, why don't RIM just update 9800 to OS 7 as they did with 9700 when they updated it to OS 6 !
    I think it has something to do with the CPU being too slow, isn't the 9800 only have a 624MHz CPU, or something around there?
    Last edited by blue_k; 01-29-12 at 08:08 PM.
    01-28-12 06:57 PM
  21. SC457's Avatar
    you're right, why don't RIM just update 9800 to OS 7 as they did with 9700 when they updated it to OS 6 !
    OS7 requires the updated internals that comes in all the new devices. Needs the new processor to run OS7.
    01-28-12 07:13 PM
  22. BigBadWulf's Avatar
    CPU and memory. Regardless what people say about there being little difference, OS7 is a lot different beneath the UI.
    01-28-12 07:33 PM
  23. francees's Avatar
    OP what are you missing that you want an update for? Some people are still using old xp computers because they still work for them.
    i was just curious where i am there still soo many Curve 8520 users....its just we Torch 9800 users feel sooo LEFT OUT now that all the OS 7/7.1 hype out there....lets go just 1 year back the Torch and the 9780 was all WAW....and now there like aahhh THAT AVERAGE device LOLZ
    01-29-12 01:53 PM
  24. francees's Avatar
    9000 released in July '08
    9800 released in August '10 (first OS6)
    9000 last OS5 software release end of March '11

    I'd say RIM has a history of continuing to release software, long after what would be anyone's reasonable expectations. The 9800 also runs very nicely on 706, so while I'd expect it to eventually reach 800-1000, it won't make a huge difference in performance.
    hmmmm lets hope the builds reach 1000......every update feels like bringing your device to a whole new life lolz..any BB addict knows what i mean.....no updates means end of support...and no Hybrids os.....

    would want to buy the Curve 9360 but after ive play with it today it feels sooo tiny sooo uhm cheappp looking *sorry any 9360 users*......
    01-29-12 01:57 PM
  25. OniBerry's Avatar
    My 8520 is great. It's BES, but still. Company is phasing em out for 9780s now.
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    01-29-12 02:03 PM
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