AT&T To Enable Wireless Upgrades!
on 5 Mar 2009 09:08 pm
We have been hearing about the Wireless Upgrade options since we showed you the hands on with a leaked OS 4.3.1 many, many moons ago and video being enabled on the 8300 series was the hottest thing since sliced bread. Since then the only devices to ever officially implement the usage of it has been the BlackBerry Storm, but that is about to soon change folks!
From the screenshot above it appears as though AT&T and RIM are about to flip the switch for AT&T subscribers to be able to upgrade their handhelds OTA as well. The funny thing about this though is that only devices with 4.5 and higher will have the ability to do so, even though we know devices with lower OS' have the ability to do so. It would make much more sense if those people out there still running lower OS were able to run the updates but then again. OS 4.3 was pretty much nothing more then a fiasco anyways, a building block so to speak which led to 4.5+ considering the the original leak of 4.3 was on an 8300 and it never saw an official release other then a few scattered 8120's and 8x30 devices.
This also could mean a great deal of things that may be waiting in the wings... a new official update by AT&T for the Bolds maybe? It would be nice! On a final note here, the information we have recieved at this point indicates that AT&T and RIM will be enabling the OTA updates on March 12th and it seems as though AT&T has been getting around to sending PIN messages to customers advising them to update to the 4.5 OS which is now available for all AT&T BlackBerry smartphones.