Only 1 Week Left Until RIM Promised OS 5 RollBack



There is only 1 week left until RIM promised us that OS 5.0 would be available. It would be great if it’s still coming but with only a week left you have to wonder if they can do it. Also, given this is the holidays, they are surely short staffed.

According to the official word that Kevin got from RIM:

The roll out process has begun for BlackBerry Device Software 5.0 with the recent beta release of BlackBerry JDE 5.0 (BlackBerry Java Development Environment 5.0) to BlackBerry Developer Zone at to prepare the BlackBerry developer community for pending device software releases. As can be expected, BlackBerry Device Software 5.0 will follow before the end of the year, as referenced in the “RIM Launches BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0″ press release that was issued at WES 2009.

The official statement doesn’t tell us what devices will receive OS 5, but rather vaguely states that it will be available. One would have to assume that this would include the 9000, and the 83xx series at the very least.

[Thanks to all the readers who sent in this reminder]

6 Responses to “Only 1 Week Left Until RIM Promised OS 5 RollBack”

  1. 1 Rodrigo Romero

    easy, google buys rimm…create a new President of Mobile market and take from eric schmit to the bottom.

    It’s been said a lot and mentioned too much, but google has what rim lacks and vice versa. One has cryptology, security, bbm, push technology, suretype, surepress, a base for software and hardware and most important A HUGE MARKET. The other has a robust Database, googledocs, googlecontacts, google voice, google talk, googlemaps (latittude and many geolocation projects), gmail, the best search engine, dns, YOUTUBE, appengine, simple open architecture on android, nice and promising browser, nice and promising webapp oriented OS, all in cloud comptuting (with 99% uptime).

    one would think rim is not something google would wasnt because it falls appart from what they do…but they stated they want to enter the mobile market a long time ago…more on that, they are comming with their own hardware in short….so it is the best buy…GOOGLE SHOULD BUY RIMM. And by the way, the best move is to use Android as base OS take the best stuff from blackberry os and hardware and use the bst of google products around, AND, keep the blackberry brand for the devices.

    After RIM, i would go get some LTE technology assets…rim was going for nortel’s, maybe google can buildup from a small company investment. Also invst more on OS and Hardware. MOTOROLA could be a good move, since they are all into mobile only technologies. Access to set-top-boxes and kiosks could give a lot of market for their ad businss. The wireless infrastructure equipments adds to mobile approach…phones and models would be less out there but their development is good. Some projcts would need some reconsideration like handhelds, RFID and two-way radios, but Google could eithr look for a market share here or sell this part, or maybe just buy what they need and leav the rest to motorola.

  2. 2 DavidB

    OS 5 has been official on several device models for a while now, Storm 9530 having BlackBerry the first. Perhap you should check the RIM knowledgebase before speculating, the list of what devices are getting OS 5 has been PUblic also for quite a while.

    From my BlackBerry Storm…

  3. 3 Sith_Apprentice

    OS 5 being released only means released to carriers. Keep in mind devices from the 8330 and newer will receive the update, older devices with the 64mb of memory will not. You need to have more than that to run this OS. Previous devices were tested, and it was a HORRIBLE experience, very very slow, very laggy, and hour glasses all the time for minutes, not seconds.

  4. 4 Caspan

    I have been running the .411 on my 9000 and it is very polished almost in my opinion RTM. I can’t help but think they only have a few more things to fix up before they are at final version.

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