Verizon Wireless launches OS update for BlackBerry Storm
posted by PhoneArena Team / Dec 08, 2008, 1:14 AM
The software update can be downloaded here. Expect our updated review soon.
Not 100% sure but FYI, I think those with BES need to use the download link. Only BIS users can update it over the air (OTA). But my friend has the Storm and just did the upgrade on it: the change was tiny.
posted on Oct 20, 2010, 1:42 AM 0
It depends on how bad your storm was to begin with how much the change appears. For some reason it seems that altho all storms used the same software some people had major issues and some people only experienced some slight lag at times. .75 makes a HUGE difference however if you were one of the people who only felt it was slightly laggy at time you may not care as much as those who had consistent lag, frustration, and lockups.
posted on Dec 08, 2008, 7:52 AM 0
mine was pretty bad to begin with. .75 is better, but its nowhere near good still. there is still menu lag, the accelerometer is improved but still has issues from time to time and it has not improved the terrible keyboard experience, especially in qwerty mode. i told myself id give vzw/rim a chance and wait for the new s/w before i made my final decision on this device. its still pretty bad, and i will be returning it highly disappointed
posted on Dec 08, 2008, 10:15 AM 0
thats weird because i hate it in portriat but i love it in landscape.... people seems to hate haveing to push and i watched my coworker use mine. He felt the need to really shove it down and his thumbs got tired after playing a game for maybe a half and hour. It doesnt take that much pressure. I have had mine for alittle over a week and breeze right through on landscape and its less tiring than my old envy keys. I think people feel like they have to fully and loudly hear the click. Maybe it gets worn down a bit and gets easier. At any rate i would love to be able to show people mine and how to use it like i do.
posted on Dec 09, 2008, 8:37 AM 0
yeah ota is an option although error mssg kept occuring, said that i didnt have enough memory, rep at store was able to help out.....
posted on Dec 08, 2008, 2:16 AM 0
Stormarena.com. RIM should recall that piece of Iphone killa wanna be already. I hope these makes it better NOT an Iphone killa.
posted on Dec 08, 2008, 10:32 AM 0
LOL... Haha Another failed attempt. Who's the next iPhone killa wanna? This bb storm is worst than samsung glyde, VZW gonna recallit just like they did with glyde
posted on Dec 08, 2008, 10:36 AM 0
Actually, they only recalled the Glyde in certain regions of the USA, not everywhere. Also, when the iPhone first came out it was a dissapointment too. At first they only had a "hacker" app store now it's an "iPhone" app store. There were issues with battery life and nNow its a little better. Every new phone has it's own issues. Just wait til version 2.0.
posted on Dec 08, 2008, 11:01 AM 0
That's crazy to see how many uptades this phone already had within 3weeks of released. A year from now this piece of garbage gonna have more updates than the iPhone did in year. That if VZW don't stop selling it like they did with samsung glyde. IPHONE RULES!
posted on Dec 08, 2008, 10:58 AM 0
ehhh I think the Iphone is FINALLY starting to get sweet and its mainly because of all the apps. I hate getting into this fanboy war crap but seriously the Iphone was joke until the 3g version. The browser was sweet(internet was sllllooowwww) but other than that it wasnt even 10% of the hype it had. To say the Storm is bad because it has updates and that the Iphone rules is retarded plain and simple. At least the storm can with the ABILITY to have high speed(3g), a replacable battery, insurance, pic messaging, voice dialing, audible directions, a smaller price tag and the bill wasnt 50 pages thick when it arrived.(yeah remember that?) I am dissapointed that i will have to wait for more updates so this phone can really meet its potential but at least i didnt spend what 500 bucks on a 2g Iphone? The Iphone has had what two years to get where it is and had to physically change hardware in the device. The Storm isnt nearly as smooth as the 3g iphone, at least not yet. It is better than the 2g. Blackberry will continue to improve their device and I think alot of the reviews it gets will do a 360 in the next six months. Unlike Apple, RIM listens to customers complaints and demands.
posted on Dec 09, 2008, 8:57 AM 0
Ooh wow... How many iPhone killa wanna be in total we gonna have??? LOL... Haha that makes me love my iPhone even more!!!!
posted on Dec 08, 2008, 11:01 AM 0
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