It's being reported that Verizon Wireless is prepping an over-the-air software update for the BlackBerry Storm in the US, while Vodafone, the Storm operator in the UK, can't confirm when the update is due.

The update is expected to fix the handset's numerous bugs, including "freezing" glitches and problems with the touchscreen showing dots.

New functionality is said to be the ability to use a full QWERTY keyboard in portrait mode as well as better speeds when composing messages.

The update is due to Verizon in the next couple of weeks, Vodafone has told Pocket-lint its waiting on information as to whether or not the UK will be getting the update - and when.