That is the question asked by various OS 5 users. As some of you might remember, when RIM announced that OS 6.0 would be available for the Bold 9650 and 9700, it would be carrier dependent. Carrier dependency is the big catch here.
I’ve been wondering ever since Sprint/Nextel released the official OS 126.96.36.1993 upgrade just over a month ago if they ever planned to officially release OS 6. In my opinion, as I posted in a forum or two in the past, is that they won’t.
Why would they push an official OS 5 upgrade when so many people with Bolds are running OS 6 already? Ok, so we are running leaked versions, but its still OS 6 none the less.
Let’s talk money here. Phone companies make money by pushing new and better phones out the door. Why would they release an official version of OS 6, something every Blackberry abuser wants, when they’ve got a few brand new Blackberries already loaded with it?
Yep, in my opinion, anybody looking for an official copy of OS 6, will probably have to wait until they’re eligible for a phone upgrade… on Sprint/Nextel anyway. Here’s hoping Verizon doesn’t pull the same thing. But then again, isn’t it rumored that Verizon may be releasing a new 9650 with OS 6 already installed?
I don’t usually like to be wrong, but in this case I hope I am. I just bought my 9650 not too long ago.
My BlackBerry is smarter than your phone / BlackBerry Beta Zone Tester
This ties right in with the new QNX OS that will be ported to new devices starting with the PlayBook. The word is that any existing device will not get the new OS update. Which is most likely due to OS limitations, hardware, ect. Lately it seems like every leap that BB makes requires a new device... OS 5... OS 6... now OS QNX...