BlackBerry 6 limited to Torch, Pearl 3G and Bold models 9650, 9700

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BlackBerry 6 limited to Torch, Pearl 3G and Bold models 9650, 9700
While BlackBerry introduced its new OS yesterday, those of you with older handsets-even the Bold 9000-will apparently be shut out from getting an upgrade. According to RIM's co-CEO Mike Laziridis, the only BlackBerry handsets expected to run the new BlackBerry 6 OS include the Torch 9800 which will be launched August 12th, as we reported yesterday, the Pearl 3G which has yet to be picked up by a U.S. carrier, and the Bold 9650 and 9700 models. No date has been announced for the upgrade. Although not yet introduced by RIM, it is also expected that the Bold 9780 will include the new OS. Recently, we reported about a video that showed the refreshed version of the Bold using BlackBerry 6.

RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G Specifications
RIM BlackBerry Torch 9800 Specifications
RIM BlackBerry Bold 9650 Specifications | Review
RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700 T-Mobile Specifications | Review

source: BlackBerry via Crackberry

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6 Comments

1. migdier unregistered

So no Storm2 support? That sucks. Storm2 for sale - cheap.

2. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Glad I'm not using a BB Storm anymore!

3. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

The touchscreen optimized OS6 uses about 240MB to run, this is why the Storms aren't getting the updated OS. It sucks a bit, but that's how the cookie crumbles I guess...

4. Gawain

Posts: 448; Member since: Apr 15, 2010

Well, the current spec Pearl 3G doesn't have 512MB of memory, so I don't see how it can run Blackberry 6 in a clean fashion. Supposedly (it was on the Crackberry.com site) the Storm2 gets a "refresh" to include 512MB, upgraded camera, and wifi-hotspot capability and OS 6 among other things...we'll see I guess. From the looks of the 9800 Torch, the touch experience seems to be geared away from the Storm's click screen, so that may be a factor I think. There were rumors that the next generation Storm was going to get its own flavor of Blackberry 6...who knows...

5. migdier unregistered

Well if there's a leak of the OS6 that ####### was testing, then we can shrink it to use on the Storm 9550....

6. CheezburgerFanatic unregistered

RIM, PLEASE tell me you're also thinking about BlackBerry 6.0 for the Pearl 8130! PLEASE!!

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