New Storm OS beta leaked, includes portrait QWERTY

Summary:A new beta OS for RIM's BlackBerry Storm, version 4.7.

BlackBerry Storm OS 4.7.0.90 beta
A new beta OS for RIM's BlackBerry Storm, version 4.7.0.90 has been caught in the wild, and 9500 and 9530 users will get a QWERTY keyboard in portrait mode.

According to Engadget, users have noted an increase in overall stability and some visual enhancements, "including the older-look application folder and fonts that are slightly larger." Additionally, the screen will no longer activate when you bump it while it's locked, saving battery life.

Better yet, the charging issue in which people would charge overnight but not see progress in the morning has been resolved.

On the other hand, the Storm 9500 is said to have buggy multimedia, and "users have complained about music and video playback crashing the phone, fast forward not working, and an overall video performance decrease."

Topics: CXO, Hardware, IT Employment, Operating Systems

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