BlackBerry Storm to get firmware update

By Justin Mann on April 14, 2009, 12:32 PM
RIM's BlackBerry Storm, the only touch screen device from the company so far, will soon get another firmware update that will address numerous issues the phone is currently suffering from. This will be the second update for the phone in just a few months, following one that was posted back in December. That firmware was published to address issues of the same type, primarily concerned with the touch interface.

This new update will fix issues with freezing, display issues and a laundry list of other small bugs. It's not all fixes, though, as RIM has included additional functionality with the release as well. The biggest thing Storm users will note is that the QWERTY keyboard will be available in both portrait and landscape modes. It's rumored that following this firmware update, RIM's full attention will be on the successor to the Storm, called, cleverly enough, Storm 2. If that's the case, this may be the last update the Storm receives hopefully all major issues will be stamped out now.

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Poertner_1274 said:
Let's hope it's not the last of the updates. They certainly can't leave all those current customers out in the wind after only 1 year. That's asinine.
DarkCobra said:
You watch'em do just that . . .
pakitis said:
And how do u update the "storm"?...
DarkCobra said:
Verizon does their firmware updates via OTA (Over-the-Air).
mackintire said:
I've been running the firmware that they are talking about for 4 days now. Its v4.7.0.113You can download it from Its a pretty large improvement over the last release. Unfortunately Verizon is kind of lazy when it comes to updating firmware. I believe RIM itself will continue to release some updates for the storm. But I agree that the primary focus for future updates will be towards the Storm II. The good news is the new firmware finally made the phone functional enough that I am glad I purchased it. And believe me that in itself is quite a statement.
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