Telus sends out offical Storm OS upgrade, Verizon says their OS is coming soon

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Telus sends out offical Storm OS upgrade, Verizon says their OS is coming soon
While Canadian users of the BlackBerry Storm received an OS upgrade from carrier Telus today, U.S.owners of the first touchscreen BlackBerry continue to wait for the Verizon version. The Canadian carrier sent out build 4.7.0.122 to its customers with the 9530 model. If you are not a Telus customer, downloading their upgrade would be akin to downloading a leaked copy onto your phone, which means that you can void your warranty or brick your phone if you attempt to load this on to your Storm. Meanwhile, an assistant to Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdams told us yesterday to expect an upgrade from Big Red soon, one that would take care of whatever ails the handset. Yesterday, a BGR tipster who works for Verizon said that he had received an email from the carrier saying that Verizon's Storm users would be alerted Tuesday via email of an impending upgrade. While that didn't happen, the email said that Verizon was going to be sending out OS version 4.7.0.141 to their 9530 owners. Like any storm, this one has been full of wind, keeps changing directions, and is leaving some people out in the cold, soaking wet.

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source: Telus via CrackBerry, BGR

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9 Comments

1. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i am still waiting for an official upgrade. when i tried a leaked upgrade, it efed up my phone

2. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

“This is forced SLOG DUMP”. Razr with an actual Razor FTW!!!

3. mmmsteak4

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 06, 2009

how bout a new phone altogether with wifi and a decent response rate

4. heavybreathing

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 26, 2009

Why do they need to release and update to the storm? It's a perfect phone. Silly blackberry, their wasting their money.

5. ICanAffordVZW

Posts: 123; Member since: Dec 15, 2008

Another article from an "unbiased" phonearena team. What is difference between the iphone having many updates, a PC having numerous updates, and the storm having updates?? please can anyone tell me?

6. heavybreathing

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 26, 2009

The iphone has had 3. How many has the storm had since its release?

7. Sufcc

Posts: 33; Member since: Jul 28, 2008

Three major updates? How many minor bug fix updates? Verizon had 2-3 updates that helped a little, but they really been holding off on releasing any new update till they were further along, for whatever reason. Maybe so people did not feel they were updating it once a month.

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

on verizon? major updates? zero, a few minor bb updates through desktop manager if you want to count that. yep, they keep showing their blatant anti-vzw bias in every article. im running the bell 122 on my vzw storm, works like a charm. they just need to release that and get it over with for a while. it would help everything out. unless there is some new supersecret tech in the new version or the abscence of the memory leak to justify the extra wait. just to show how little their ratings mean, they keep giving the omnia top spots. you know what the most returned phone in VZW is? the Omnia, its got a 60% return rate, way higher than storms 15-20%. its a hunk of junk.

9. TechGuy916

Posts: 4; Member since: May 06, 2009

The Omina while a good device, Samsung did drop the ball on its OS, the next SW upgrade does give it more then the free 96mb for space to 1gig from its 8gig onboard storage, but it does tend to take a lot of third party mods to really unlock any Windows Mobile device. OS .122 for the storm is not the one VZW is going with if everything goes well with .141 it will be the offical VZW release probley in the next 2 to 3 weeks. Me personly I am using it on my storm and it runs like a champ no issues and I use my phone pretty hard.

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