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Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 11 8:14 am    Post subject: Ooh, BlackBerry 6 OS. Do I or don't I?  Reply with quote    

I see it's now available for the Bold 9700. I may be tempted to traverse this route at some point soon.

Anyone updated to 6 yet?

My bold has two particularly annoying issues which I doubt RIM will ever fix in v5. Wonder what advances / problems 6 will bring...
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Bernie66



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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 11 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

what are annoying issues?

Do you venture onto crackberry forums to see whats available in terms of fixes and workarounds?

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 11 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

1. It keeps dropping off my Wifi here and refuses to reconnect (refuses to re-associate, to be technical). Much research and fiddling has failed to conclusively point the finger at the fruit or the modem.

2. It occasionally gets its knickers in a twist with long SMS threads, and refuses to open the thread for reading/sending. Usually the only remedy is to delete the thread and start again.

Crackberry forums. Yes, hours worth.
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mochyn



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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 11 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I like pencil and paper.

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 11 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That's only because technology doesn't work up your way
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Bernie66



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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 11 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Barefoot Andrew wrote:
1. It keeps dropping off my Wifi here and refuses to reconnect (refuses to re-associate, to be technical). Much research and fiddling has failed to conclusively point the finger at the fruit or the modem.

2. It occasionally gets its knickers in a twist with long SMS threads, and refuses to open the thread for reading/sending. Usually the only remedy is to delete the thread and start again.

Crackberry forums. Yes, hours worth.
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don't suffer with the wifi issues but tend to clear long chat threads on bbm and text as I'm old and can't follow them.

crackberry is useful IMO

misty07



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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 11 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mochyn wrote:
I like pencil and paper.
dont forget the pigeon

mochyn



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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 11 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Barefoot Andrew wrote:
That's only because technology doesn't work up your way
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Good, isn't it?

And Misty: we tend to eat the pigeons...

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 11 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    


Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 11 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bernie66 wrote:
crackberry is useful IMO


It has its fair share of tedious dross, just like any other techie forum.
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Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 11 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well, I like the look of what BBOS6 can do. Just need to allocate an entire afternoon to actually do it...
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Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 11 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well I've started the lengthy upgrade process... and already had my first panic after it had passed the point of no return

However it just wanted a direct PC->device connection, and not via a USB hub.

So far the error message plus hints on what to do plus recovery have been reassuring.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 11 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

...although I'm still a bit tense
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Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 11 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ooh my, it has completed the upgrade and just played me a snazzy welcome video

Setup page showing, but that can wait till later. Right peckish...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 11 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What's it been upgraded to? Raspberry?

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