BlackBerry Storm Updated

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on December 08, 2008

Research In Motion and Verizon have released updated software for the new BlackBerry Storm. Unlike some folks, I did not have serious problems with the original Storm release, but the new software definitely makes for much faster switching between portrait and landscape mode. It also seems to clear up some minor touchscreen calibration issues and makes for more accurate typing. All around, the Storm feels snappier after the upgrade.

The simplest way to get the new software is through an over-the-air download, which you initiate from the Options menu. Go to Advanced Options and select the last item, Wireless Upgrade. You can also download the new software through the BlackBerry Desktop on your PC.

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Reader Comments

Jeff

December 8, 2008 05:30 PM

Wondering why I don't have "Wireless Upgrade" as part of my Advanced Options selections???

Steve Wildstrom

December 8, 2008 05:47 PM

@Jeff--It should be the last item on the Advanced Options list, right after TCP/IP. Are you suing a Verizon Wireless Storm?

Anon

December 10, 2008 02:39 AM

Users like Jeff will need to go into a store. It's there, but he will never find it. Just hand it over to a professional. lol.

BOBBY CARTER

January 13, 2009 04:31 AM

I AM THINKING ABOUT GETTING A BLACKBERRY STORM IS THE PHONE WORTH GETTING. WHEN DID THE BLACKBERRY STORM GET NEW SOFTWARE UPGRADE. I WENT TO THE LOCAL RETAILER AND IT WAS SLOW BUT THATS BEEN A MONTH AGO.

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