Verizon’s BlackBerry Storm Gets an Unofficial Upgrade to OS 5.0

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An unofficial upgrade to BlackBerry OS 5.0 for Verizon’s version of the Storm has leaked out, giving those brave enough to install it a sneak peek at the next version of RIM’s operating system.

BlackBerry Storm 9530 for Verizon

OS 5.0 will bring a wide variety of improvements, like tabbed web browsing, flagged emails, and a greatly improved Maps application.

Those who are willing to install a pre-release version of this operating system on their BlackBerry Storm can download it from here or here. The password is “raysource”.

It’s not clear exactly when the official version of this upgrade will be released, but it’s not going to be too far in the future.

The upcoming Storm2 is expected to debut running BlackBerry OS 5.0.

A Quick Overview of the BlackBerry Storm
This is the first BlackBerry with a touchscreen, which is 3.25 inches and 360 by 480 pixels. This display takes the place of the keyboard typically found on RIM models.

Read a ReviewThe BlackBerry Storm is available now from Verizon Wireless, and was recently cut to $100 with a two-year contract.

This model has mobile broadband and Bluetooth, but not Wi-Fi.

Via: Crackberry



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