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    most current 8700 compatible OS?

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    I have an 8700c and I just upgraded to DM 4.2. I like it and it's got one feature that allows you to move media back and forth from your device to your dektop. The problem is that the device needs to be OS 4.2+ for it to work. Cingular doesn't offer anything past 4.1 right now. My question is, what is the most current version out there that is over 4.2 that will work on my 8700c?
    If anyone could also provide a download link and brief instructions on upgrading that would be appreciated too. I have a tendancy to fubar my BB everytime i try to upgrade the OS and usually end up re-installing everything.
    I'm not sure that putting 4.2 on an 8700c is even possible.
    Appreciate any help thanks!

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    Re: most current 8700 compatible OS?

    Digital, RIM has not released OS 4.2 for any device yet. Pearl/8100 will be the first, then I expect a release for the 8700 and 7130 series to follow. You can find links to the latest versions for each carrier in the Blackberry OS Software links (by carrier) thread, but I can't tell you which has the latest.

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    Re: most current 8700 compatible OS?

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    As the 8100 and 71xx are both SureType, I imagine that a slight massage of the .alx may make the 4.2 work on a 71xx.

    However, nothing but the 7130g/c has the memory, processor, or RAM of the 8100. (Not even the 7130e.) Therefore I would expect that putting 4.2 on a 7100 or 7105 may be a big waste of time.

    8100 4.2 will most definitely not work for 8700. RIM has always kept the qwerty and SureType OS packages separate (from my understanding, at least).

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    Re: most current 8700 compatible OS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis
    8100 4.2 will most definitely not work for 8700. RIM has always kept the qwerty and SureType OS packages separate (from my understanding, at least).
    I didn't mean to imply this. I fully expect an 8700 series OS Version of 4.2 to appear sometime after the release of the 8100, Possible by the end of the year. Maybe we will see a 90 day embargo on it, which is RIMs standare exclusivity period which means just in time for Christmas.

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    Added comment: I also think the Screen format being different would have a large impact on the OS being incompatible between the 8700 and 8100 series.
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    Re: most current 8700 compatible OS?

    sounds good thanks guys
    i guess i'll just wait

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    Re: most current 8700 compatible OS?

    I thought the qwerty and full keyboard settings were in each OS. You just had to go through and make sure your carrier/vendor ID was listed. I don't know though
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    Re: most current 8700 compatible OS?

    can i use on 8700c os 4.2?!
    thx

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    Re: most current 8700 compatible OS?

    There is a 4.2.x.xxx version of the 8700 Device Software availabe now. You can find it by following the link for your carrier in this thread, BlackBerry Desktop and Device Software Download Sites.

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