Friday, December 5, 2008

BlackBerry Storm Firmware Update

Rumor has it that Verizon will “officially” be unleashing OS for the BlackBerry Storm to up date its initial bug-ridden OS This rumor should excite those of you who haven’t downloaded and installed the leaked copy that has been floating around for a while now.

OS reported updates:

  • reduced lag and response time
  • faster landscape-to-portrait switching
  • better battery life
  • better touch screen response
  • more natural browser orientation in the landscape mode
  • faster response in the music player application
  • faster navigation through the photo gallery

Of course, there are still some bugs that need to be worked out and users that have been running the leaked version for a while now will have to wait longer for yet another update, but overall we think any step towards progress is a good one. Boy Genius Report is reporting updates will be available in the afternoon around noon, followed by computer-based upgrade downloads in the evening. If/when the update is available, you can find it here. Let the waiting begin…

On another note, it seems Verizon has unlocked GPS on certain BlackBerry models (Pearl 1830 and Curve 8330). Before you get too excited, it has only been unlocked for BlackBerry Maps, not for other third party GPS applications on the platform, and it has been reported to only work with these phones if you upgrade your software to

No comments: