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BlackBerry Storm OS 4.7.0.83 leaks: faster, camera boost, more responsive

BlackBerry Storm OS 4.7.0.83 leaks: faster, camera boost, more responsive

If your BlackBerry Storm is still misbehaving then you might want to treat it to another dose of leaked firmware.  This time around it's version 4.7.0.83 and comes courtesy of the Crackberry forums.  Preliminary changes seem to suggest that the handset responds faster, with both applications loading and closing faster and the on-screen keyboard doing a better job of keeping up with typing.  Browser rendering is also reportedly faster, with one user suggesting that some sites loaded in a third of the time they used to.

Video demo and more first impressions after the cut

Peek protest at BlackBerry Storm launch: Bizarre Video

Peek protest at BlackBerry Storm launch: Bizarre Video

Verizon's BlackBerry Storm launch was something of a success for the carrier: after all, they managed to sell out of the touchscreen RIM smartphone.  One thing I don't remember seeing in the official coverage, however, was Peek's tongue-in-cheek demonstration outside one Manhattan Verizon Wireless store: people dressed in prisoners' uniforms, chained to giant Storms, protesting against two-year contracts.

Video of the Peek protest after the cut

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Verizon prepping two BlackBerry Storm updates for imminent release

Verizon prepping two BlackBerry Storm updates for imminent release

Verizon and RIM are preparing two imminent updates for the BlackBerry Storm, in an attempt to address multiple bugs in OS v4.7.0.65.  The first OTA update is expected to be released next week, and tackle sudden volume changes, problems with audio during calls and spontaneous restarts, among other things.  The second, which is expected sometime in December, will tackle disappearing email and CDMA network connectivity, keypress misses and screen orientation issues.  While the full roster of fixes is unknown, a leaked internal Verizon document has laid out a number of issues for customer service reps to be aware of, which you can read after the cut.

 

BlackBerry Storm for Verizon review part 2

BlackBerry Storm for Verizon review part 2

In part one of our Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Storm 9530 review we looked at the hardware - including the unique touchscreen - the preinstalled software and our initial impressions, together with some preliminary battery feedback.  Now, in part two, we'll look at media performance, the camera and GPS, web browsing on the Storm and call quality.  Read on for all the details - plus our final conclusion.

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BlackBerry Storm for Verizon Review Part 1

BlackBerry Storm for Verizon Review Part 1

This year has seen potentially game-changing devices from HTC, Apple, Samsung and Sony Ericsson, and now it's the turn of RIM to show us they can do more than just email.  The BlackBerry Storm marks a significant first for the company: it's the only BlackBerry to have a touchscreen and no hardware keyboard.  In the first part of our Verizon BlackBerry Storm 9530 review, we'll cover the hardware - including the unique ClickThrough touchscreen - the preinstalled software and our initial impressions, together with some preliminary battery feedback.

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