Verizon officially rolls out BlackBerry Storm firmware update

Verizon officially rolls out BlackBerry Storm firmware update

Summary: CNET's Bonnie Cha has the scoop that Verizon Wireless has begun rolling out a firmware update for the BlackBerry Storm.The software upgrade is available via its Desktop Software Manager and Web-based software first, while the over-the-air update will be pushed out at 9:30 p.

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CNET's Bonnie Cha has the scoop that Verizon Wireless has begun rolling out a firmware update for the BlackBerry Storm.

BlackBerry StormThe software upgrade is available via its Desktop Software Manager and Web-based software first, while the over-the-air update will be pushed out at 9:30 p.m. PST today -- so you have three choices as to how you want to get the new software. See Verizon's support Web site for specific instructions.

I wrote earlier today that the Storm is at the receiving end of criticism for unaddressed bugs and general operating problems. Here's hoping this update helps the matter.

Topics: BlackBerry, CXO, Enterprise Software, Hardware, Mobility, Software, IT Employment, Verizon

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  • iPhone 1.0 was buggy too

    How quickly we all forget... :\
    T1Oracle
    • it still is...

      cut and paste still fails miserably...
      deaf_e_kate
  • Better, but...

    Performance is better and the Java exception errors have ceased. Still, it is slow from time to time and still lacks the elegance of the iPhone interface. My wife has a iPhone and I have a iTouch so I'm very familiar with that platform. I do prefer the wide keyboard of the Storm and find I can type better using it than on the iPhone (yes, I know there is one you can download for the iPhone, but its use is limited). I'm not crazy about the "clickable" screen and not sure it helps that much, and think when not typing it actually slows me down. The smooth actions of the iPhone are fluid and natural, such as using a fast finger movement to speed up scrolling. The Storm in contrast feels sluggish and still very dependent on menu commands. Battery life is much better, no doubt on the Storm and Internet speed is about the same (if comparing to a 3G iPhone). I wish the Storm had WiFi however. The camera and Video Cameara on the Storm are very good, and in fact better than the iPhone. And Facebooks works fine on the Storm as well. I recently posted a photo I took without issue to Facebook. Very nice integration. All in all the Storm is fine, but if its a touchscreen device you seek, the iPhone is superior. For BlackBerrry uers who type a lot go with the Bold. Very nice BlackBery.
    dano-z