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Verizon to roll out BlackBerry Storm update

Verizon announces that it will start rolling out OS version to BlackBerry Storm owners starting on Sunday.

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After some slight problems, Verizon Wireless officially announced on Friday that it will release a software update to RIM BlackBerry Storm owners starting on Sunday.

BlackBerry OS version will be available to customers beginning on Sunday, May 31, at noon Pacific through BlackBerry's support site. Verizon will also roll out an over-the-air download on Sunday at 7 p.m. Pacific. To get the OTA download on your Storm, go to Options> Advanced Options > Wireless Updates.

Though Verizon did not release a full list of features or fixes, a company representative said version adds a full QWERTY keyboard in portrait mode, a phone icon, and enhances a number of existing features. Online forums have also pointed other improvements, such as a faster camera, better photo gallery browsing, and resolution of a bug that would display a blank white page for an incoming call or freeze the phone, and more.

If there are any Storm users out there who upgrade their smartphone this weekend, we'd love to hear from you about your experience.