1. javawyo's Avatar
    I am trying to upgrade to OS 4.3 on my 8830. I have verizon and they only have 4.2 available. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
    09-14-08 05:25 PM
  2. jeffh's Avatar
    There is not an OS4.3 for the Verizon 8830, and probably won't be. OS4.5 is in beta testing now, but it's not yet officially released. Until it is, it won't be available from the forum.
    09-14-08 05:31 PM
  3. javawyo's Avatar
    Thanks. I figured it was something like that. My husband just got a curve and I liked his OS much better. Thanks again.
    09-14-08 05:35 PM
  4. lastraid's Avatar
    I wonder if 8830 will get 4.5, as 8830 does things other BB do not and does not do some things. Interesting will watch for this.
    09-14-08 05:41 PM
  5. jeffh's Avatar
    Good point. Rim is unlikely to add video recording capability to the OS for a device that doesn't have a camera. HTML mail would be nice, but my BES is so far behind that I don't know when I'd be able to use it, assuming 4.5 for the 8830 included it.
    09-14-08 05:44 PM
  6. lastraid's Avatar
    I would hope they releaqse something, but the 8830 life span is coming to an end. I am sure there will be another device that will be international for VZW soon. Guess there is always 3rd party for html email though
    09-14-08 05:46 PM
  7. jeffh's Avatar
    My employer-provided device gets refreshed every 18 months, whether I want to or not. I got my 8830 in March, so I'll have it for about another year. That's plenty of time for Rim to replace it. It's possible our BES won't be upgraded until then as well, which would preclude using a lot of the new features of 4.5 anyway.
    09-14-08 05:57 PM
  8. dionsb's Avatar
    Blackberry Storm (9530) is set to be released before the end of the year probably in time for the holiday rush. I only bring this up because it too will be a global blackberry with a touch screen no less.
    09-15-08 04:28 PM
  9. douglaswilson's Avatar
    why do you say the 8830 is coming to the end of its life when the 8703 is still hanging on?
    09-29-08 09:54 PM
  10. lastraid's Avatar
    why do you say the 8830 is coming to the end of its life when the 8703 is still hanging on?
    As stated above the storm is coming out and will have the same options as the 8830 with a bunch more, global included. Now the 8830 may stick around for those folks that are not allowed to cameras in their phones.
    09-29-08 09:58 PM
  11. pandabearsue's Avatar
    As stated above the storm is coming out and will have the same options as the 8830 with a bunch more, global included. Now the 8830 may stick around for those folks that are not allowed to cameras in their phones.
    Personally, I plan on holding on to my 8830 as long as it lasts (well, maybe ). I don't see the Storm as an 8830 replacement for those of us who love the tactile keyboard. For me, the Bold is the enticing replacement, but considering how many times I've dropped my 8830 on very hard surfaces, I won't be "upgrading" to the flimsier Bold.

    I am running out of memory for my apps, though.
    10-03-08 08:59 AM
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