OS 5.0 due by year’s end, 8900 at WES?

BlackBerry 8/9XXX In addition to tacking UMTS on the new BlackBerry’s feature list and adding further confusion to whether we’ll call it the BlackBerry 8900 or 9000, Jibi has let loose news that work has begun on OS 5.0 and could be out by the end of the year. No word on features, but considering it’s a fairly hefty generational jump from 4.3, we can either expect big changes in the new OS or a lot of incremental upgrades over the course of the year. As for naming conventions, it doesn’t look like it really deserves a class on its own (being so similar to the 8800 and all), but most BlackBerry series are based more on chassis than anything else, so a 9000 designation is still in the cards. Hopefully we can get a clearer idea before the Wireless Enterprise Symposium in May. If you’ve got any other ideas on what else is going to happen this year, you should check out our Weekly Contest

Posted by Simon Sage in News, Rumors

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SmartPhoneCool.com » Blog Archive » BlackBerry OS 5.0 out this year?
January 21st, 2008 at 8:48 pm

[...] friends at BlackBerry Cool have posted a rumor that RIM has begun work on OS 5.0 for their BlackBerrys, and we might see the fruits of [...]

Reginald Green
February 10th, 2008 at 10:17 am

Ihave both the 8310 and the 8820.I hope to see the lastest and greatest. The only thing that am looking for is the fact that maybe we can get true skype and video offered on the WM5/6 model phones. Oh yea you can keep the touch/flo fluff away.

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