Research In Motion (RIM) is constantly developing and testing new software and applications for your Black Berry.
Keeping up to date with the newest operating system (OS) software for your smartphone ensures that you have access to all the latest and greatest features and performance tweaks.
Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and Alltel have all confirmed that you will be able to upgrade existing Black Berrys to the new BBOS.
While PCMag was still waiting on confirmation from T-Mobile, I don't think there's anything to worry about there - I'm sure T-Mobile, Rogers, Telus, Vodafone and pretty much every carrier in the world will see the updates soon enough once made available.
This deficiency makes handling email on the i Phone slower and less efficient; it also translates into wasted battery power as users need to perform the extra step of opening the i Phone’s email program every time they want to check for new mail.
Perhaps even more significantly, the i Phone fails to synchronize as well as the Black Berry.
I was hoping (still am) there would be an update available before the BIS upgrades come into effect that would enable just the handheld device updates (i.e.
video recording on your Curve), similar to the OS v4.3.1 Beta I had my hands on.
The way it looks now, we're STILL going to have to WAIT another few months before we get any updates.
When an email is sent to an account on a Black Berry, the message is downloaded immediately and an LED on the phone notifies the user that he or she has a new message.
The i Phone, on the other hand, recognizes new messages at most every 15 minutes and must be checked actively to see if anything has arrived.