Video Hands-On of BlackBerry 6 Running on the BlackBerry Bold 9700, Pearl 3G and Curve 9300!!

By Kevin Michaluk on 27 Sep 2010 11:52 pm
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We've seen BlackBerry 6 leak already for the Bold 9650 and Curve 9330 onto the interwebs. We're still waiting to see it leak (or get officially announced) for the Bold 9700, Pearl 3G and Curve 9300. Hopefully it won't be long now, as RIM was showing BB6 off on these devices at the Opening Reception at the BlackBerry Developer Conference 2010. Note - free booze was served at this event so it's not quite as solid of a BlackBerry 6 first look as we did at the Torch launch, but if you own one of these devices and are waiting on BlackBerry 6 for it you'll want to watch!

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73 comments

aNYthing24

Really looking forward to release/leak for the 9700. Lots of good stuff coming from RIM.

754boy

9700 LEAK LEAK LEAK!!!! I was shocked at the awesomeness of the PlayBook. Now I'm just waiting for my OS6 fix!!

mlm5em

Hey,

I know RIM has stated that OS6 will not come to the Tour, but logic says that the tour should be able to run OS6. The Bold 9650 will be able to run it with the same processor as the tour and the Pearl 3G and Bold 9700 can apparently do it with only 256MB of RAM. So these specs must not be the limiting factor. Any ideas on what the limiting factor is? I am just curious if we will see a release so hopefully I don't have to upgrade my phone.

Gallia

It has nothing to do with the tour not being able to run it, RIM wants you to buy a new device. The tour, compared to all the newer RIM devices, is an old model. RIM moves very very fast on the field of device upgrades. The only strange thing is that between the Tour and say the 9700 there's not much but a few tweaks and wifi.

Deathcommand

The processors don't match.
Do some research child.

Ebscer

The Tour has a different processor then the 9700 and the 9100. So even through it has the same RAM it can not run OS6. Same reason for the 8530 Curve.

mlm5em

But, correct me if I'm wrong, doesn't the Bold 9650 have the same processor as the Tour?

Monicooo

Got my bb 9700 yesterday and can't be happier. Actually yes I can be happier I want my cat to come back

A93hunt

It seems that the mobile link leads to the wrong video.. Upon clicking on it, I am directed to the. PlayBook's hands on video.

akn988

On ROgers network.. I want this now!

aNYthing24

95.9 MB of free memory on the Pearl. Insane.

Simba501

Yeah! We (9700) should have comparable memory left! I'm really excited!

AgTitan06

I can not believe you didn't check the memory on the 9700!!!!!!

aNYthing24

There's 92762985 bytes of free memory which is about 88.5 MB. Much better than expected, but I do hope they didn't take out the new camera interface.

allargon

They still need to offer BB OS6 and the webkit browser for the Curve 8900. It has the RAM.

the brother

yes please! have a fun time at devcon and cum back safe with some awesome leaks!!!

thx

AceCK88

I think the curve 8900 has a slower processor so that's maybe why the 8900 is excluded.

Ebscer

Except that MHz doesn't really matter. And is not the limiting factor.

buritoslicer

I'm getting the playbook vid instead of the 9700 one...

aubinhick990

Haha I love you guys :P You make a great CB team!

topo2099

At minute 2:34 we can see the file free memory in the 9700 and is about 92 MB if they have all the basic apps installed i think it is enough to get it working right because remember you always need to leave at least 12M of free memory so it doesn't get slow.

Now "carrier by carrier", he could have said which is going to be the first carrier, because once one of them has the leak then all of our 9700 BB's will get some OS6 love.

rickchoi

Great video walk through, Kevin! :) So, RIM's got no plan to release OS 6 for BB9000, right? :(

AceCK88

I had the 9000 and the phone only has 128mb, with OS 5 installed and with no apps if my memory serves me right left about 40 or so MB left, with OS6 that might leave less than 10mb so the phone will slow done and lag.

LeanNSupreme

Can't wait any longer for OS6 on 9700, looking great!

topo2099

He should have checked the camera. But a more extensive walkthrough than BGR.

vin_diesel

Nice video, but it's clear you guys are drunk lol

3G.BoldBerry

and also os 6 comes with some good stuff like that search and add notes to calls also flagging mail, vid scrolls youtube etc and so forth so those other apps will not need to be on the device. looks good kevin.

alsawa2

You rock Kevin ;D! finally we will get that OS6 for our 9700!
Waiting.... ;p

JRSCCivic98

Full bars and it was still taking forever to bring up the mobile site of Crackberry. Hummm, ya... dat not good.

bforbaker

AT&T is terrible if a large amount of people are trying to use the network at the same time.

Jaredius

I second that about AT&T. Unless it's between 3am-5am on a weekday, data is going to be slow.

jaredberry

there is no reason this os should not be available to everyone right now.

JusticeCalibur

Seems we are getting close to OS6 9700 folks.

Pearl9100

meh, its ok.

its snappy, but there is noticeable lag. disappointing, but its rim. what do you expect, right?

R1cE

LOL @ kevin calling a 555 number xD

rusco

RIM, please share the OS6 for 9700. We can't wait any longer...

Ebscer

It really should have been out a month ago...

infinus

RIM must work hard to make OS6 work stable on 9700.
can some one leak this build.

Bahamaboy99

What i really want to know is how much memory does OS6 take up on the 9700?how much of that 256mb is used up from the OS?

ODAAT

A guy on customer services at Orange UK just told me that they have been given a release date for OS6 on the 9700 of end of September, early October, though nothing more specific than this at the moment.

Either way, only a week or two to wait if this information is correct.

infinus

Vodafone reps told me that they are working with RIM for this 9700 build,
But they are not sure about the release date.

crack_uzbo

Dam if orange release it I will go wild!!!
It's end of September now and I can wait, I'm praying it's out this week!

_Brake_

FINALLY!!!

Let's hope truesupplier will get the white casing available soon, so I can transform my 9100 black.

Rootbrian

WILL BURST! Okay, don't start threads asking about this on the 9700 forums, as millions have seen it already here, KEEP it on the Blackberry 6 forums and nowhere else! lol

This is slick. I'm PATIENTLY WAITING for it to arrive on ONE carrier, then i'll upgrade. ONLY an official release will be on my device, not a fuckin leak which is KNOWN to have problems.

May we all be at a calm stage. This hype will die off soon, I know it.

kailashr

can you fu**kin shut up?

MattDub22

If you do not like that we're talking about BB6 on a 9700 in a thread that showed a 9700 running it then kick rocks! Just be elsewhere my friend, let the majority have their fun and cry in a corner till we feel like playing with you again. Appreciated.

Gallia

Best be trolling, dental plan.

kimmarquis

Leak Leak Leak...C'mon We need this... Damn... I need this..... Leak Leak Leak!!!!

chefmorry

gonna add that pin now :)

BlueBerry9550

LMAO at sharing the PIN. BBM stress test begins now!

wickedny5

Thats hilarious! i wouldnt expect to be accepted.. but did you??

abdul

Added the pin:status pending.
I like the white bold hope the 9650 or what ever replaces it come in white.Its time to retire my 8130 Pearl.

MILLYBLICK

Man every time i see an OS 6 video with no download link to get it on my 9700 it makes me mad. Mad because i know we might have to wait another freakin month for this BS. Don't forget the Bold 9780, they will release OS 6 after that phone... watch and see. Freaking RIM gettin on my nerves with this.

Gallia

All the way there with you.

abolds4397

OK, now where is it?! Please get OS6 out for us!! All the other BB's coming out are rocking BlackBerry 6 while us holders of the Bold, Curve, and Pearl are on the outside looking in! How long do we have to wait? Oh by the way, I love the new BB Playbook but, hurry up on BB6!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MILLYBLICK

Yes the playbook rocks!!

toddshillington

Alt E A C E

(hold Alt key then press E A C E individually)

djbold

I've seen articles on this over and over, write one when it gets leaked.

walnutpaste

Wonder if BB staff listens to the comments here...

Would be wonderful if they can give an OS update to download without pushing a new(old) device without tremendous changes.

And what about Storm 2?? Or Storm 3???

BENZ_O

get off your ass's!!!

HTC_Droid_EvO

9700 moved no faster, boot time is sure to be the same. Whats the wait for...Universal search??? SMH

MILLYBLICK

dude are your sure that is your forearm using your driod??.. you may wanna check the commercials one more time.

dupa87

Just wanted to let everyone know that while syncing my 9700 today, BlackBerry Desktop informed me that an update was available from ver. 5.0.0.442 to ver. 5.0.0.862 from Telus. My phone is currently updating. Still wishing is was updating to OS 6 though. Oh well, I guess I'll have to wait with everyone else...at least until it's leaked.

Morjesta

It looks running pretty smoothly on the BB9700, but! how much app memory remains?

Guatiao

So, please, carriers, RELEASE IT!!!!

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StAiChiLLiN

I'm a shamed that this isn't released yet for RIM's former flagship device. Wow.

_winners

Hey Kevin,

Where did you guys get the Canadian flag casing for the 9700?