BlackBerry Storm OS numbering oddities explained

With the BlackBerry Storm vanishing from the shelves at big city Verizon shops around the nation, folks have been looking for an explanation for the shortage. When it was discovered that the identification sticker on the Storm box could be peeled away to reveal another sticker with different software version numbers, rumors were abound that a last minute software flash was the cause of the limited availability.

Not so, says RIM. While they acknowledge that a small chunk of the boxes had to have new stickers placed on them, they say it was because of a typo. In fact, the erroneous software version (, rather than the which actually shipped on the device) doesn’t even exist.

It’s okay, RIM. We mistype “65” as “82” all the time. The keys are right next to each other.

[Via Crackberry]