BlackBerry Storm OS 4.7.0.141 fails Verizon Wireless testing

By on May 11, 2009 at 7:56 AM.

BlackBerry Storm OS 4.7.0.141 fails Verizon Wireless testing

Wondering what happened to the Storm OS .141 update we said should have dropped late last month? We had heard rumors of some problems with the OS but over the weekend we got word from a trusted ninja that the much anticipated OS .141 has failed Verizon Wireless’ testing. Oh. No. Too many glitches remain, so this update is supposedly dead in the water. There is no word yet on a new OS version nor any expected release date for a future update. The big question now is what RIM and Verizon will do with the Storm. Will we see another 4.7 version go through testing, will both companies ditch 4.7 and roll out an OS 5.0 update or will development on the Storm be shelved in lieu of the rumored Storm 2? In any case, at this point we really better start to see some movement soon.

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Verizon to push out a new OS update for the Storm?

By on April 28, 2009 at 9:30 AM.

Verizon to push out a new OS update for the Storm?

We’re not too sure how much truth there is behind this one, but we just got a tip from a Verizon ninja who received an email memo regarding a much needed OS update for the BlackBerry Storm 9530. The memo mentions that OS 4.7.0.141 “is here” and that customers would be receiving alerts during the day telling them to upgrade. We haven’t been able to confirm this yet, but this ninja has proven himself to be a reliable source of VZW information in the past. Oddly, we have yet to come across a leaked copy of OS 4.7.0.141 but we are aware that RIM is already working on OS 4.7.0.201 and greater for the 9530. Perhaps this might be one of those rare instances where a carrier beats the leakers to the punch. We shall see.

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