The bandwidth was there already. They just had to allocate it. Yes they spent time pulling some of the stuff off apparently, but they wouldn't be building these OS and Apps with out knowing what they were gonna need money and bandwidth wise.
Originally Posted by jnepsa
If they spend that much time trying to stop the leaks maybe they should embrace the power fo te users here and at other forums. Post it up let them read the issues. Maybe the programers and evelopers can learn something . Anyways have a great day
Thanks guys. I was just curious. I do believe than its money well spent with all the data they collect.
Two of the biggest device launches in RIM's history are almost upon us - Storm 2 & Bold 2. Both are being released with 5.0 official firmware. They had to go ahead and get all the 3rd party and internal apps compatible so they could package everything up and be prepared to manufacture and ship working production units. By getting them ready and releasing them now they have a small window of time to re-release with necessary bug fixes, etc. based on feedback from the testers and leak users. That way they don't have millions of production devices sitting in warehouses with crappy or missing software. Again, only my opinion but it seems to make sense.
Last edited by scotsman88; 10-08-2009 at 10:51 AM.
Wirelessly posted (9000 OS 22.214.171.124)
A few points of view:
If OS 5.0 were to available for users just by buying the new devices why then build it for devices already released?
Now going to the topic of this thread, there several reasons to make the apps work on 5.0, all of them already mentioned here, which lead me to the following explanation one by one:
BIS 2.8: will include new features compatible with OS 5.0 only, but it will keep those necessary features to work with older devices with some limitations for them.
OS 5.0 Release: it was announced by RIM that it will go official before the end of this year, so they're just getting ready, making the apps compatible with 5.0 will give them some feedback to have them ready by the release date.
New devices release: new devices are to be delivered with OS 5.0 so make a lot of sense making the apps compatible with that OS.
And finally seems like RIM is taking advantage of the already leaked OS and have gotten many bug figured as a consequence of that, plus, we the end user, are the best guineas pig they got to test, brick the phone and they're not responsible of that since you're installing a non official OS.
That is my opinion only
BTW November is really close.
I am with you on this E.. I think BIS is upon us too
Originally Posted by ealvnv
I think the launch of the Storm 2 is driving these updates. We all know it is being released with a 5.0 OS. Just a prelude for the rest of the devices that will upgrade. When phones that on 4.7 do an OTA upgrade to 5.0, they will need the current apps on the phone to already be compatible with 5.0. If you don't upgrade your IM clients then upgrade to 5.0, they disappear. So you have to make sure everyone has time to get those apps upgraded prior to the OS upgrade.
I think BBM 5.0 for 5.0 OS is going to be the next thing released by RIM. Just wait and see.
Updates are coming for in-market devices...just not on same timeline as new 5.0 devices
Originally Posted by ealvnv
Tags for this Thread