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Verizon Wireless Reportedly Ditches 4.7.0.141 Firmware For BlackBerry Storm

I guess it wasn't meant to be. According to Verizon Wireless insiders, firmware 4.7.0.141 for the BlackBerry Storm has failed to meet the carrier's standards. So, what now? Is there an end in sight?
I guess it wasn't meant to be. According to Verizon Wireless insiders, firmware 4.7.0.141 for the BlackBerry Storm has failed to meet the carrier's standards. So, what now? Is there an end in sight?I updated my Storm to 4.7.0.141 a couple of weeks ago and it's by far the best iteration of the firmware yet. So many issues have been cleared up, the overall usability of the device has been greatly improved when compared to the firmware the device shipped with. Granted, it is still not perfect, but the improvements are real.

Why, then, has Verizon given it the red light? The company has not said.

The information comes from (who else?) sources cited by The Boy Genius. This version of firmware was supposed to be the holy grail of firmware versions for the Storm. No one is sure where this leaves the Storm with respect to new development.

Last week at RIM's Wireless Enterprise Symposium, I was told by a RIM employee that the company was very close to an official, Verizon-approved new firmware build for the Storm. He didn't say whether or not that was 4.7.0.141 or another, unnamed build. At this point, I can only hope for the latter.

Though it is only available via unofficial channels, I highly recommend updating your Storm to 4.7.0.141 if you can manage.