A June launch for the Storm sequel would make a crowded smartphone marketplace even more crowded. With the Palm Pre set for a June 6th launch followed two days later by the opening of Apple's annual WWDC, which traditionally has been the setting for important iPhone news, there is a risk that a remade Storm 2 could get lost in the shuffle.
All of this information could be rather upsetting for those who own the first BlackBerry Storm. With a sequel well on the way to being released, Verizon and RIM might have no further interest in upgrading the 188.8.131.52 OS that is the last officially recognized build from Big Red. And if there are no more upgrades or fixes for the initial model, will there be some kind of trade-in plan offered for those early adopters? After all, it was only about two weeks ago that an executive assistant to Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam told us that the OS upgrade for the 9530 was coming soon and would fix all of the problems on the handset.
source: BlackBerryOS via Electronista