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Why isn't Windows Mobile 5.0 on this phone?


Dec 4, 2005, 2:58 AM
I am perplexed why the i830 is NOT being released with Windows Mobile 5.0. Is there a reasonable explanation? Can a user install 5.0?
Rich Brome

Mar 10, 2006, 11:59 AM
A phone this complex has a very long development cycle, so it's as simple as the OS version was finalized before version 5 was available.

Sure they could have gone back and upgraded it, but that would have meant extra development time and all kinds of re-testing that would have pushed the release back many months. They have to have deadlines for things like that or phones would never be released.

No, it's not user-upgradeable. OS upgrades like that currently have to be created by the manufacturer for that specific device and then tested by the carrier.

I was told by Samsung that the i730 is technically upgradeable, so I assume the i830 is as well. However Samsung and Verizon have to decide whether it's worth developing and testing s...

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