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BlackBerry Storm2 to get OS 5.0.0.1015 on Verizon

BlackBerry Storm2 to get OS 5.0.0.1015 on Verizon

For those of you working on a Storm2, an update is either for you imminent or upon you! Storm2 users are able now to download OS 5.0.0.1015, an update which includes several improvements including a faster boot up time, smoother transitions between wireless coverage area, and improved audio quality on voice calls and content-protected video. Additionally, there'll be improved video playback through your headset and with protected content media files. Several enhancements are included as well.

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Verizon BlackBerry Storm2: October 28th for $180

Verizon BlackBerry Storm2: October 28th for $180

There's not just a new OS for the Verizon BlackBerry Storm today, but official word on when the touchscreen smartphone's successor will arrive on shelves.  This coming Wednesday, October 28th, will mark the Verizon BlackBerry Storm2's arrival, with the handset priced at $179.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and assuming a new, two-year agreement.

Your hard-earned dollars get you a 3.25-inch 480 x 360 capacitive touchscreen with the latest iteration of RIM's SurePress technology, both EVDO Rev.A and UMTS/HSPA 2100 (the latter for travelling), and WiFi b/g, along with OS 5.0 and a total of 18GB of storage (2GB internal; 16GB via included microSD card).  Around the back there's a 3.2-megapixel autofocus camera with image stabilization and flash, and a 1,400mAh replaceable battery good, Verizon claim, for up to 5.5hrs talktime or 11.2 days standby.

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Verizon BlackBerry Storm2 shows up in 3D

Verizon BlackBerry Storm2 shows up in 3D

Despite the fact that Verizon's CEO has admitted to flaunting a BlackBerry Storm2 and Walt Mossberg has reviewed the CDMA handset, RIM have made no official statement about the second-gen touchscreen smartphone heading to the US carrier.  It seems the website team responsible for Verizon's pages haven't been so cautious, however; a 3D handset viewer is just one of the pre-announcement Storm2 tidbits available to play with already.

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Verizon BlackBerry Storm2 to offer MiFi-style 3G sharing

Verizon BlackBerry Storm2 to offer MiFi-style 3G sharing

Mobile internet sharing looks to be one of the key sales messages for smartphones over the next few months; we've already heard HTC talking up their connection sharing app on the HD2, and now Verizon are tipped to be promoting MiFi action on the upcoming BlackBerry Storm2.  According to a leaked marketing page from the CDMA carrier, the "Totally New Storm2" would launch on October 21st with "MiFi capability"; however that date was later retracted.

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BlackBerry Storm 2 confirmed by Verizon CEO

BlackBerry Storm 2 confirmed by Verizon CEO

If the previews, demos and leaks weren't enough to convince you that RIM have a BlackBerry Storm 2 on the way, how about outright confirmation from Lowell C. McAdam, CEO of Verizon.  The exec has revealed that he's been carrying the Storm 2 for the past few weeks, including giving impromptu demonstrations of the second-gen touchscreen smartphone at Verizon stores.

Verizon prepping two BlackBerry Storm updates for imminent release

Verizon prepping two BlackBerry Storm updates for imminent release

Verizon and RIM are preparing two imminent updates for the BlackBerry Storm, in an attempt to address multiple bugs in OS v4.7.0.65.  The first OTA update is expected to be released next week, and tackle sudden volume changes, problems with audio during calls and spontaneous restarts, among other things.  The second, which is expected sometime in December, will tackle disappearing email and CDMA network connectivity, keypress misses and screen orientation issues.  While the full roster of fixes is unknown, a leaked internal Verizon document has laid out a number of issues for customer service reps to be aware of, which you can read after the cut.

 

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