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    The story behind 4.2 for 8700 as told by a "friend":

    There is concern that by upgrading the 4.2 software to include added media features that users may overload the device and have a major impact on the speed and overall performance of the device. With the 8700 you have 64mb, with approx 42mb already being used. If they increase the applications then there is more preused memory and without the option for a sd card that doesnt leave much room for additional media(same thing goes for voice notes etc.). There are different versions being beta tested that will help them determine what applications may be included or excluded. I understand the reasoning but it still made me a little sad. What are your thoughts?
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    Re: 4.2 for 8700

    Why not let us, the actual USER determine whether or not we choose to give up some memory. Personally I can delete a game or two, some language options and some saved images to free up some space.

    Either that or let user determine what applications are most important to them that can be either selected or deselected from a list.

    Akin to installing a complete program or customized install where you install most important parts.

    Am I making any sense here??

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    Re: 4.2 for 8700

    Im with you, if a user loads to much info that is their problem. I want all the options.
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    Re: 4.2 for 8700

    i don't like companies making that choice for me. i'm smart enough to know when i screwed up my blackberry, i do it about once a week as it is

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    Re: 4.2 for 8700

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~I agree give me all the options available and let me worry about space management!

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    Re: 4.2 for 8700

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~got that right I like choice I don't want the company making my choice for me.

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    Re: 4.2 for 8700

    Exactly. We should deserve the right to determine if its not enough space for our Blackberries. I mean we paid enough for it.

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    Re: 4.2 for 8700

    I asked BoyGenius on his website specifically around what time the 4.2 will be out. He said should be very soon. He is usually correct.

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    Re: 4.2 for 8700

    the boy is a genius

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    Re: 4.2 for 8700

    The question is not when it will be out, the question is what will be included. Will they decide to take away some of the options that we have seen on screenshots.
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    Re: 4.2 for 8700

    so the new os is not out for the bb 8700? The only real thing I am hoping for is that it does include .wav play so that I can listen to voice mail from our phone system.

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    Re: 4.2 for 8700

    I'm with you guys. I want the choice too. They should be more like Microsoft (in a manner of speaking) release the software and the user downloads and uses it at their own risk. HAHAHHAAAA
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    Re: 4.2 for 8700

    ben-jam-in,

    My 8700 plays wav files, just not those sent in an email as an attachment.

    I don't know if what you are asking for will be included in the OS 4.2.x.xxx

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    Re: 4.2 for 8700

    where can I download 4.2

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    Re: 4.2 for 8700

    Don't believe it - they gave out v4.0 for Verizon 7750... It couldn't be any worse than that...

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