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BlackBerry Storm2 9550 Gets OS Upgrade

BlackBerry Storm2 customers on Verizon Wireless are being treated to a maintenance upgrade to their smartphone’s operating system.

Starting over the weekend, Verizon Wireless has been making the BlackBerry OS update available to their customers as an over-the-air (OTA) update. You can also download the update from your PC using the BlackBerry Desktop Manager software.

The “713” update provides the following enhancements:

  • Improved text messaging
  • Improved international text messaging
  • Better calendar functionality
  • Streamlined music-player control
  • Enhanced video-player library
  • Improved IP modem tethering
  • Improved compatibility with Mac® computers
  • GlobalAccess Connect support
  • Enhanced Japanese language functionality

The upgrade also provides the following two improvements:

  • Call-duration clock displays the correct call time without affecting the
    current time.
  • Default countries are easier to set and access using the Smart Dialing
    country settings.

For more details on the BlackBerry Storm2 9550 OS update, visit the Verizon Wireless support website or download the upgrade details (PDF)