According to Iriver's site, iRiver has made Story's firmware open source: http://www.iriver.com/opensource.html
We may finally see some real improvements made to the firmware by the community of users. BUT given the fact that it is not a product that has a wide audience, I doubt we are going to see any changes soon. Besides, where do we find the non-official upgrades?
iRiver may be taking a less active approach in upgrading the firmware from this point on, leaving the upgrades to the community. The promise by iRiver's management that there would be an English dictionary is probably not going to be fulfilled.