The new OS will allow users to use a full QWERTY keyboard in portrait mode, update the cut and past function to make it easier to use, speed up the camera and browser, add a green "Go" button to the keyboard when in browser mode, and fix numerous bugs that caused the phone to reboot by itself, or freeze. Other bugs that made the accelerometer lag are also expected to be taken care of. The previous official firmware update from Verizon was version 18.104.22.168
Those who had downloaded previously leaked versions of the BlackBerry OS have said that the higher numbered builds made the Storm seem like a whole different phone. If you are an owner of the BlackBerry Storm 9530, let us know if you are able to upgrade your OS this weekend, and if you do, let us know what changes you like or dislike.
BlackBerry Storm 9530 Specifications | Review
BGR was able to get a copy of the change log that describes all the fixes that will be made to the Storm with the firmware upgrade. Note that the entire list comprises 4 pages of small type printed with no space between lines. In other words, this obviously is a major repair job for the device. To check out the list, click on the source link.