I've heard a rumor that T-Mobile is delaying the release of the new 9700 OS which had been scheduled for Tuesday, May 11th.
The rumor was that T-Mobile was releasing .586 as their new sanctioned 9700 OS.
Now it's rumored to be put on hold.
Hopefully this is because they are looking at .656 which IMHO is a much better OS. UMA connectivity is a big issue for T-Mobile customers. .545 was a UMA monster. Really grabbed and held UMA connections very well. None of the OS releases after .545 were as good. Now along comes .656 which comes very close to .545 for UMA reliability.
As an example, I was walking across the street from McDonalds the other day with my new .656 OS on the job and I was amazed that it had grabbed the McDonalds UMA connection and was holding it strong even though I was completely across the street. .586 and .593 would have never been as good in UMA connectivity.
I'm becoming a huge .656 fan. I've now used this OS beta for several days and it just keeps getting better and better. Hopefully the reason T-Mobile is holding up on releasing the .586 OS is because they have looked at .656 and determined that it is a better OS.
Anyway, if you were looking for the new TMobile 9700 OS release, it apparently has been delayed.
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