Leaked OS for BlackBerry Storm 9530 is; will Verizon make it official?

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Leaked OS for BlackBerry Storm 9530 is; will Verizon make it official?
With word circulating that RIM was going to release a Storm 2 earlier than anticipated, it was thought that perhaps the Canadian based manufacturer and Verizon were now going to ignore the initial version of RIM's first touchscreen device and drop any plans to update the still buggy OS that haunts users of the 9530 Storm version. Well, EngadgetMobile was told by a "well-connected" source that only one item caused Big Red to reject the last OS build, which was .141, and that the carrier was already working on another build in the 140's that would fix the problem.

Add to this the fact that OS version for the Storm 9530 was leaked today, and it looks possible that this is the firmware build that the carrier has been working on. Whether or not Verizon makes it an official release is another matter entirely. What is important to the many buyers of the initial Storm model is that it appears that even with a sequel to the handset apparently coming soon, there still is support for the first version of the phone.

If you are interested in downloading .148 on your Storm, click on the source link. Remember that because it is leaked software, loading it on your device can void your warranty, damage your phone, and frustrate you. If you do happen to upgrade the OS to the new build, let us know if you think it is worthy of being released officially. After all, U.S. Storm owners would love to add a virtual QWERTY keyboard in portrait mode, fix most of the bugs in the current OS build, get the updated cut and paste function, and yes, add that green "GO" button to their browser controls.

BlackBerry Storm 9530 Specifications | Review

source: BlackBerryOS Forums, EngadgetMobile



1. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i hope so

2. bigfanboyred

Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 17, 2009

this was one of many reason why i got the omnia instead of the storm. still too many bugs. hopefully they do make it official. the storm2 wont be out probably till august. rim has the pearl, tour, AND the storm2 all out to the same carrier within 2 months (june- storm2 & pearl, july- tour) i doubt it.

3. driv14

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 29, 2008

yaaa more software updates for Verizon's Iphone killer!! HAHAHA what a joke... im a huge blackberry fan but they should have stalled the storm another year to work everything out and offer a decent product to begin with. The storm name has officially been tarnished, good luck earning customers back for the second one

4. jherz6

Posts: 217; Member since: May 23, 2008

People should think before they talk. The storm is a great device well thought out and executed. Granted there are things that can be enhanced, but I like others dont regret getting the storm and I'm happy with it. If the Iphone is such a great device why wont they insure it? Why dont they construct it so the consumer can change the battery rather than having to leave it for about a week. The only thing that makes the iphone so appealing to people are the apps if they werent available it would be just another phone, and its just another smartphone locked into a second rate wireless company.

5. The Spartan

Posts: 98; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

With the exception of the occasional dud (Like if you snap a picture, BB message, etc it shuts off, etc.) the Storm is a great phone. The bad name comes from the morons out there that buy one thinking it'll be just like their old RAZR but with a Touchscreen and better email. I get tired of seeing people constantly complain when I see them about their storms, and after explaining the memory cleaning, not to have too many apps open, etc, their problems go away. It's really that simple. If you heard the phone sucks, 9 times out of 10 it's from someone who doesn't know how to properly work the phone. Or from moronic losers like Heavybreathing and the other Anti-Verizon dbags out there that have never used or had a Storm and simply bash it just to bash it.

6. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

the storm is an awesome phone

7. skp_mello

Posts: 2; Member since: May 30, 2009

I just bought my storm about three days ago off ebay at a decent price. It was used so it had a little wear and tear, some dust under the screen and that was pretty much it. Got it fixed and then I began to read about utilizing it's true potential...cleaning the memory to help keep its speed up, how to get the most out of my battery life etc. Bottom line I love this phone and agree that if you don't know how to use your phone then your bound to become frustrated with it easily. Though I'm still a newb when it comes to using this phone I would really recommend LEARNING about it first....it's a fantastic phone!

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