I wouldn't even bother speculating on rumors. VZW should consider themselves really lucky that there are enough tech savvy users out there who can get os upgrades from places OTHER than Verizon. Otherwise I have a feeling that a lot of users would have brought their Storms back for a refund. I would have just on general principle. VZW's lack of further support in my opinion borders on negligence and is apalling from a business standpoint.