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UPDATED:Verizon to offer official BlackBerry Storm 9530 OS upgrade this Sunday?

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UPDATED:Verizon to offer official BlackBerry Storm 9530 OS upgrade this Sunday?
After months of waiting, owners of the BlackBerry Storm 9530 will finally be offered an upgrade to OS 4.7.0.148 by Verizon. Starting this Sunday at noon pacific time, the upgraded software will be made available through the BlackBerry support site. For those who would rather not get involved with another web site, Big Red will roll out an OTA download starting at 7pm Pacific time on Sunday. To receive the OTA download on your 9530 Storm, go to Options>Advanced Options>Wireless Updates.

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 4.7.0.75

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

source: CNET

*UPDATE*
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.

source: BGR

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43

1. Cali_E (Posts: 196; Member since: 24 Sep 2008)


oh my god customers are gunna love this!! woo hoo so excited!

posted on 30 May 2009, 08:21

2. vzw fanman (Posts: 1972; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


i already have .148 what difference could the official one be. it is like a whole new phone. bb storm ftw

posted on 30 May 2009, 11:56

3. skp_mello (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 May 2009)


can't wait to get my hands on the new OS!!!!

posted on 30 May 2009, 15:13

4. The Godfather (unregistered)


BB Storm FTW I been using .148 on my Storm for a couple weeks and it is a great build, stable and quick, very responsive.

posted on 31 May 2009, 16:29

5. remixfa (Posts: 14080; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i have been happy over all with .122 lets hope this is the answer to most of the problems and makes it all better!

posted on 31 May 2009, 19:18

6. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


at least it took less than a year to get the phone to work the way it was supposed to work in the first place...... I still think the storm is garbage... you shouldn't have to hack your phone to get it working correctly. good news for any newcomers to the storm though, the storm 2 coming out should drop the price of the first model that works finally.

posted on 31 May 2009, 19:55

7. The Spartan (Posts: 98; Member since: 27 Jan 2009)


It appears that Mr. Plating had kept his word from the video I saw...by a few hours, but none the less. Impressive indeed...

posted on 01 Jun 2009, 02:12

8. tommh (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Jun 2009)


just got the official download via blackberry site at 12:01 pm! night and day difference! way better phone. its actually a fully functional phone with almost no lag or glitches of any sort! but the iphone in my opinion runs wayyy smoother and the phone seems better than storms. but ill take this update and run with it! great job verizon or rim. actually both.

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