Verizon to send OTA firmware upgrade for the BlackBerry Storm?

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Verizon to send OTA firmware upgrade for the BlackBerry Storm?
We recently reported on an officially released firmware upgrade for the BlackBerry Storm 9500. If InformationWeek's report is correct, owners of the 9530 version of the first touchscreen BlackBerry will have no reason to feel green with envy anymore. The report has it that within a few weeks, Big Red is expected to send an OTA firmware upgrade to the Storm users on their network. The OS version, 4.7.0.113, is the same one that owners of the 9500 receiveded through official channels and is a build that has leaked to 9530 users several weeks ago and received high praise from those who downloaded it. Talks that Verizon considers this version good enough to make an official release seem to be accurate and many users of the device are eagerly anticipating QWERTY keyboard in portrait mode and a new easier-to-use copy and paste functions that are included in .113. It has been a while since Verizon placed its seal of approval on the "OS for the 9530" file. The last official release was version 4.7.0.75. Letting customers get the upgrade OTA makes it much easier for users who donĀ“t feel at home with RIM's Desktop Manager software pack.

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source: InformationWeek
Verizon to send OTA firmware upgrade for the BlackBerry Storm?

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7 Comments

1. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

Aaaah ! the weekly update!

2. azndragonbuster

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 11, 2008

w00t finally!!! its about time! but then again.. this could be another hoax...

3. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

this is awesome news because i lost my cord to hook my storm up to my computer.

4. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Seriously, if you cannot manage BBDM you are a moron and shouldn't own a blackberry. I have never seem an easier to use application for a smartphone. If you can't download and run the device software update on your computer, plug your phone into the usb, then when the screen "magically" says, "A new update is available for your device" you click "yes," Then wait 20 minutes for it to install, you are certifiably stupid and should bang your head against the wall until you fall down. The ONLY people that should be doing the OTA update (as it will take like 2 hours to complete) are people that don't have a computer of their own. Besides, you should be backing up your device regularly just in case you lose it, or it crashes, or you need to do a master wipe becuase you installed waaaaaay too much $H*T on it to begin with.

5. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

whats to back up?

6. phonedude

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 05, 2009

Wow! Chill out there 'lil champ. Either you're a punk little teenager who shouldn't own a phone b/c he's way too spoiled by his parents to know any different, or one of those j*s who's completely full of himself and thinks he's the top _ _ _ _! And did I hear a 9er in there?...

7. jgerboc

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 17, 2009

Maybe this 4 month delayed response to our cries for reliability will teach us all to evaluate these "tools" for function rather than form next time. I, for one, could care less if a new BB lacks the ability to see into the future, but the ANSWER button should only require you press it once and say "hello" to act like a phone. Come on PhoneScoop, check the basics first before we worry about the lack of WiFi. This phone likely got people fired because it took too long to answer a call.

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