BBOS Version 4.5 - We Must Be Getting Close!

OS 4.5 Screenshots
By Kevin Michaluk on 31 Mar 2008 12:51 am
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You know we must be close to the public release of BlackBerry Operating System version 4.5 because it seems users touting leaked copies are popping up everywhere on the net!

I've always wondered what a big company's take on this is (I don't think leaked OS's just happen to RIM)... I'm not sure if they get mad, are indifferent and turn a blind eye or look at is a positive (but one that they can't really mention) since if they track all the threads/posts that crop up it's like having a big group of Beta Testers without the hassle of having to organize and deal with it. I think the good majority of BB sites out there don't allow for individuals to post links to download these leaked OS's (CB included), but that being said discussion "about" these things doesn't get censored. With so much OS 4.5 hands-on talk out there, I thought I would link to some of it for your viewing pleasure:

I think it's important to note also, if you ever get your hands on one of these pre-release copies that choosing to install it on your device is something you do at your own risk. It's always best to wait for the full release (insert wink here). Let's hope OS4.5 gets released soon!

Topics: News & Rumors

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4 comments

Anonymous

So when exactly is the release date? I heard middle of April but it wasnt for sure.

Adlen

...never thought of it that way - good point. Free testing for RIM. Quick - post what we need in all the 4.5 threads on here, BB Forums, Pinstack *shudder* and wherever else! before it's too late!

BB is plugged in updating right now - It's killing me not being able to use it...

Wouldn't it be nice if RIM paid me off to stop emailing people the links? Too many emails asking for it so I set up an automated service lol!

Anonymous

There's a real simple explanation for the influx of screenshots...there is not really an elite group of Beta Testers, no internal spy for the Public... Its called Partners. 4.5 has just been released to the partners on BlackBerry Universe (the new partnerzone). There is going to be a release for the 83XX, 88XX, 81XX, and yes there will even be one for the 8700.ss for documents to go, its the absolute basics, you can open docs saved to the sd card but cannot open via email. You can edit those docs, but cannot create new, premium feature. You can do some basic don't editing but cannot even change the colour. At this it I have not got it to work on BIS. BES only right now that I can see.

Anonymous

There's a real simple explanation for the influx of screenshots...there is not really an elite group of Beta Testers, no internal spy for the Public... Its called Partners. 4.5 has just been released to the partners on BlackBerry Universe (the new partnerzone). There is going to be a release for the 83XX, 88XX, 81XX, and yes there will even be one for the 8700.ss for documents to go, its the absolute basics, you can open docs saved to the sd card but cannot open via email. You can edit those docs, but cannot create new, premium feature. You can do some basic don't editing but cannot even change the colour. At this it I have not got it to work on BIS. BES only right now that I can see.