BlackBerry Round Up: Storm Firmware, Addiction App, Niagara Update - InformationWeek
IoT
IoT
Mobile
Commentary
4/28/2009
05:08 PM
Eric Ogren
Eric Ogren
Commentary
50%
50%
RELATED EVENTS
[Dark Reading Crash Course] Finding & Fixing Application Security Vulnerabilitie
Sep 14, 2017
Hear from a top applications security expert as he discusses key practices for scanning and securi ...Read More>>

BlackBerry Round Up: Storm Firmware, Addiction App, Niagara Update

Today has been a busy one out in BlackBerry-land, so here's a tidy summation of all that's been discovered. We've received new word on the next firmware build for the BlackBerry Storm; a new application lets you test your BlackBerry addiction levels; and there's more info about the BlackBerry Niagara.

Today has been a busy one out in BlackBerry-land, so here's a tidy summation of all that's been discovered. We've received new word on the next firmware build for the BlackBerry Storm; a new application lets you test your BlackBerry addiction levels; and there's more info about the BlackBerry Niagara.Storm Firmware

This has been an exhausting and on-going saga. It was widely believed that firmware 4.7.0.113 was going to be the next official update for the BlackBerry Storm's software. I know for a fact that Verizon Wireless personnel are using this software build.

Now, there's word that 4.7.0.141 is making its way internally through Research In Motion. There's no official confirmation from either RIM or Verizon that this firmware update is available, and it has yet to be leaked to download sites. No changelog has been made available, so no one knows what -- if anything -- the latest build fixes.

I've been running 4.7.0.113 on my Storm with few issues. If you're interested in installing 4.7.0.141, happy hunting and good luck.

I Love My BlackBerry Application

This is rich. Some inventive dudes have put together a new application that will help you determine exactly how addicted to your BlackBerry you really are.

According to CrackBerry.com, the application is free and will let you track how much you use your BlackBerry by the second, week, month as well as an average. In the end, you'll be left with the sad truth of how much time you spend ignoring everything around you for that little black slab of mobile technology.

Niagara Update

Closing out our round up of BlackBerry scuttlebutt, the BlackBerry 9630 Niagara has been renamed the "Tour". According to the Boy Genius Report, it will be available from Verizon Wireless in July for $199.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
To learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
2017 State of IT Report
In today's technology-driven world, "innovation" has become a basic expectation. IT leaders are tasked with making technical magic, improving customer experience, and boosting the bottom line -- yet often without any increase to the IT budget. How are organizations striking the balance between new initiatives and cost control? Download our report to learn about the biggest challenges and how savvy IT executives are overcoming them.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll