Then late last night, alerts for the 1.6GB download finally popped up on users’ devices. With its new licensing model, Black Berry will at least have more time to promote its secure enterprise software and connected cars, rather than answer questions about its legacy phone business.
However, despite laying off BB10 engineers, Marty Beard, Black Berry's chief operating officer, insisted the OS is alive and available for licensing. “We have got a very hardcore base in the regulated industries, it’s a very demanding group. Beard promised to help licensees promote the Black Berry brand.
In fact, I had loathed this 4.0 operating system on my Blackberry -- frequent locks, problems with the GPS, no HTML email, the list went on and on.
At least it worked relatively well with all the email, contacts, and calendaring needs that I had -- so I lived with it.
Adding a slew of new features without costing a dime, Blackberry OS 4.5 is a must-have download that only extends our love affair with the excellent Black Berry Curve.
In September 2015, when Black Berry confirmed the coming of its first Android device, CEO John Chen promised a BB10 update for March this year.
Big shout out to the guys at Black Berry OS for hooking us all up!
I had been thinking about it for a couple of months. The new features and upgrades to the version 4.2 of the Blackberry operating system by RIM were extremely attractive.
There were some rumors that there might be problems with Blackberry Enterprise Servers (BES) like the one my device ran on, so I held out.
Why was I so jazzed about the Blackberry device software v4.5?