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Our source reports that this was posted by Verizon lastnight. http://www.vzam.net/blackberry/ Notes from source: "Good ... Blackberry 8800 & 8820 forum

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    Just in: New 8830 OS 4.2 download

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    Our source reports that this was posted by Verizon lastnight.
    http://www.vzam.net/blackberry/

    Notes from source:
    "Good device, but what sucks is that they're disabling access to the GPS. Even with Blackberry Maps installed you can't get to the GPS because they want you to buy that other app. At least with Cingular they want you to buy TeleNav, but you can still go to RIM's site and download Blackberry Maps and use the onboard GPS."

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    Re: Just in: New 8830 OS 4.2 download

    Ouch, if no GPS is the CON , what are the PROs ? why would you upgrade ?

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    Re: Just in: New 8830 OS 4.2 download

    Leave it up to Verizon to disable the GPS. I wan't to know if someone's up to the challange of getting this os to work on Cingular/at&t 8800's so we can take advantage of Verizon's cool looking theme.
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    Re: Just in: New 8830 OS 4.2 download

    It's about time they got the handheld software for that thing up!

    We've been having some issues with it becasue we don't want to install the version of the Desktop Manager it comes with on user's PCs. Now we can install the handheld software instead of installing the Device Manager and then reinstalling the Desktop Manager.

    Gah. Could not find the file. Please contact Verizon helpdesk.
    That blows.

    I'll try again in the morning. I have to teach another Blackberry support class tomorrow. :cry:

    Hmm... Seems to also be a new 8703e device software download. May as well grab that...
    It doesn't record video. Get over it.

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    Re: Just in: New 8830 OS 4.2 download

    Has anyone actually be able to download the 8300 Handheld software?
    It's still not working here.
    It doesn't record video. Get over it.

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    Re: Just in: New 8830 OS 4.2 download

    This worked for me on Wednesday.

    http://vzw.smithmicro.com/blackberry/

    I have had a problem with this site in the past not recognizing certain Enterprise account mobile #'s. If I use a Verizon personal account mobile #, then I do not have any issues downloading. Just a thought.

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    Re: Just in: New 8830 OS 4.2 download

    After about 20 tries with 8 different numbers (personal & Enterprise) it finally let me download it.
    It doesn't record video. Get over it.

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    Re: Just in: New 8830 OS 4.2 download

    If i have cingular can i do this update

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacobwelsh
    If i have cingular can i do this update
    I don't believe so since it's a hybrid os (cdma/gsm). Someone may be able to get it to work but I'm personally not going to mess w/ it. Incidentally there is a os update for the 8800 on Cingular's site.

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    Re: Just in: New 8830 OS 4.2 download

    Quote Originally Posted by Akakios
    I'm new to the forum, so first I guess I should say hi! HI!

    I just received my 8830 from Verizon on Tuesday the 22nd. I ordered it on Friday the 19th. On the Howard forum I asked this question about updated OS version and was told I have the latest and greatest which I hope and think I do. But since I saw this was released on the 23rd, I thought I would share my Software version info hoping someone that knows more than me (which more than likely is anyone reading this!!) can tell me it is indeed the latest or nope, I need to make a trip to the Verizon store to update. The later I hope to never have to do! hehe

    Anyway, my Verizon OS Version is V4.2.2.66 (Platorm 3.0.0.45)

    This forum is amazing by the way. So far I have to admit it's my favorite BB Forum I've found since Friday, the day I ordered my new found love!!
    Same Quesiton. Anybody...

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    Re: Just in: New 8830 OS 4.2 download

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~
    I beloeve you have what is current.

    Somebody will correct me if I am wrong, but as you stated, the device ships with 4.2.2.66 hadheld code, and Verizon only recently posted 4.2.2.66 up on their download site. I wouldn't expect to see an update availble from Verizon for several months. All handheld software goes through the carrier first, before it is made available to the public.

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