Review: BlackBerry Storm
Top message: Free OTA Software update for the Storm is due in 1-2 weeks by MidnightDT
Replying to: Word of advice... by bluecoyote
Don't buy ANY device on the promise a future glitch is going to be corrected.
Future updates will most likely fix some of the Storm's sluggish performance, and I can't imagine it being a worse device after the update, but this phone has been in development for a long time- they're not going to just correct its myriad of problems in the next 7 days.
alledgedly the issues were already all but fixed in SW version 188.8.131.52 but due to a security issue discovered late they had to roll the software back to an older and more buggy version, 184.108.40.206 to launch it on time. RIM has said they are releasing a software update in a few weeks to fix issues with performance (presumably a secure version of the already devolped 220.127.116.11)
so its not like they are just pulling new software out their ass in 7 days to fix it, they already had it just have to fix a security issue and maybe add more stuff to drop on it.
the Verizon Storm was set to launch with an OS higher than 18.104.22.168. The boxes handed out at the Verizon media event on Tuesday in NYC (where all those reviewers picked theirs up) actually have stickers on them that show 22.214.171.124. Yet the devices were actually loaded with the .65 OS. Did you purchase a Storm today? Take a look at the sticker on your box. If you peel it off, you'll see one beneath for 126.96.36.199. Right before the Storm was set to ship en mass, a security glitch was caught in the OS that prompted a hault of shipment. With no time to release a newer, updated OS, the Storm's that made the stores for today's launch were simply a limited number of units that were reprovisioned with an older OS, version 188.8.131.52. Yada, yada, yada.. that explains shortages and the revised December 5th availability date along with the not quite silky smooth OS. Suffice to say, you can expect an OS update to storm into town soon. --Crackberry.com
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