Official OS upgrade for the BlackBerry Storm 9500

Official OS upgrade for the BlackBerry Storm 9500
RIM has officially released a firmware upgrade for the BlackBerry Storm 9500. Available from the Taiwan Mobile BlackBerry site, you can download the upgrade by clicking this link. The new version is 4.7.0.167. So far, the results have been mixed with some complaining about the handset being slightly less responsive after the upgrade, and others saying that there seems to be no change at all from the prior OS build.

In the States, the BlackBerry Storm 9530 had its' last official upgrade in June, as we reported. The version released was 4.7.0.148. Since then, a leaked, unofficial version of OS 5.0.0.140 was released. Power users of the Storm are hoping it won't be too long before an official 5.0 version of the BlackBerry OS is launched for the Storm because it is thought that tabbed browsing will be one of the features available on that build. Many expect a 5.0 OS upgrade for the Storm to come around the same time that the Storm 2 will be released in October/November. The sequel to the first touchscreen 'Berry will be equipped with an OS build beginning with the number 5.

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source: BlackBerry via Crackberry

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5 Comments

1. ascoolasu

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 25, 2009

I think its ridiculous that RIM doesn't want the original Storm users to like their phone more with an upgrade. Most people who have the Storm 1 are not eligible for an upgrade to the Storm 2.

5. jherz6

Posts: 217; Member since: May 23, 2008

Not quite, if the storm2 is released in october-november, they will. They be eligble for a early upgrade.

2. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

In all seriousness atleast you blamed the right person.

3. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i agree with papajay... SW updates have nothing to do with the carrier, it is manufacturer dependent... grant VZW approves the SW on their storm, but RIM makes it.

4. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

granted*

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