Wireless OS updates coming with 4.3

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BB LogoOur buddy Josep at miblackberry just got back from the Connect with the Experts conference in Madrid recently, and has a fair bit to report. Connect with the Experts is a traveling one-day seminar for technical BlackBerry professionals, with Amsterdam set as its next destination on November 8th. CWTE has given us a look at some upcoming developments for BlackBerry… First up, all OS updates will be over the air – no Desktop Manager needed. While updating, which takes about two hours, you’ll be able to keep using your BlackBerry normally without any problems. We also hear OS 4.3 is due before the end of the year and will work on the BlackBerry 8700 and later – everything else is out of luck. BES admin software will also get a bit of a facelift, available for free beta download soon. BIS users can keep their eyes open for an upgrade to 2.5 also before the end of the year, including support for Microsoft Office formats.

  • http://www.blackberryforums.com/ Jibi

    It’s worth noting that wireless OS upgrades, at least initially, will only be available from a BES (complete with OTASL service book). It will be device- or server-initiated for the actual update, but only applicable to devices running OS 4.3.x and above. Also, OS 4.3.0 will be completely skipped outside of the 8120 and 8130 Pearl devices and move straight on to OS 4.3.1, which we’ll be lucky to see by the end of December (more realistic is late January).

  • http://www.blackberryforums.com Jibi

    It’s worth noting that wireless OS upgrades, at least initially, will only be available from a BES (complete with OTASL service book). It will be device- or server-initiated for the actual update, but only applicable to devices running OS 4.3.x and above. Also, OS 4.3.0 will be completely skipped outside of the 8120 and 8130 Pearl devices and move straight on to OS 4.3.1, which we’ll be lucky to see by the end of December (more realistic is late January).

  • tom

    I’m confused will this upgrade work with bb curve 8320 from tmobile? If it for curve and 8100 pearl then mine should be one of those curve but why mention it only for bb 8700. The rest won’t get it. Please clear these confusion thanks Tom

  • tom

    I’m confused will this upgrade work with bb curve 8320 from tmobile? If it for curve and 8100 pearl then mine should be one of those curve but why mention it only for bb 8700. The rest won’t get it. Please clear these confusion thanks Tom

  • bbguy

    This will work on any device that has 64MB or more – all new 8xxx devices.

  • bbguy

    This will work on any device that has 64MB or more – all new 8xxx devices.

  • bbme

    i’m a new 8320 user from t-mobile i’ve downloaded the 4.3 and installed it just to have the video recording like 8300 had to my 8320…
    but nothing happenned any idea how it works also will it support flash player for 8320 ? cause video record and flash player is the only lacked features of new blackberries rest is just simple things compare to others…

  • bbme

    i’m a new 8320 user from t-mobile i’ve downloaded the 4.3 and installed it just to have the video recording like 8300 had to my 8320…
    but nothing happenned any idea how it works also will it support flash player for 8320 ? cause video record and flash player is the only lacked features of new blackberries rest is just simple things compare to others…

  • kandymankl

    any news for this update on the att 8310?

  • kandymankl

    any news for this update on the att 8310?

  • lakittygata

    i have a 8320 from tmobile how do i get the upgrade for 4.3?

  • lakittygata

    i have a 8320 from tmobile how do i get the upgrade for 4.3?

  • Angel

    Hello, my name is Angel, and I have the T-Mobile 8320 WiFi BlackBerry Phone and I love it, but I would like to upgrade my OS to the New v4.3, can anyone help me in how do I get and download the upgraded version for my Blackberry 8320…

    Thanks so much.

  • Angel

    Hello, my name is Angel, and I have the T-Mobile 8320 WiFi BlackBerry Phone and I love it, but I would like to upgrade my OS to the New v4.3, can anyone help me in how do I get and download the upgraded version for my Blackberry 8320…

    Thanks so much.

  • Angel

    Hello, my name is Angel, and I have the T-Mobile 8320 WiFi BlackBerry Phone and I love it, but I would like to upgrade my OS to the New v4.3, can anyone help me in how do I get and download the upgraded version for my Blackberry 8320…

    Thanks so much.

  • tory

    7 months after these postings and still no upgrade…is there a light at the end of the tunnel??? anyone???

  • tory

    7 months after these postings and still no upgrade…is there a light at the end of the tunnel??? anyone???