OS for the BlackBerry Storm2

It looks like Verizon decided to show BlackBerry Storm2 owners some love heading into the Thanksgiving weekend. OS version became available today from Verizon's website and you should be able to get it through Desktop Manager (hopefully) soon as well. Download links and details of what's new are below. We'll get this updated asap on our new BlackBerry OS Superpage as well. Remember, if you want to find the latest operating system available for your phone, be it official release or leaked, just point your browser to crackberry.com/blackberry-os. Enjoy!!

Verizon Wireless is pleased to announce a new software update for your BlackBerry Storm2 smartphone. The BlackBerry 5.0.0 Release 1656 (Platform includes numerous enhancements and improvements. Verizon Wireless and BlackBerry encourage you to download this update. Download links and details of what's new are below.


  • Boot up more quickly.
  • Transition smoothly between wireless coverage areas.
  • Deliver improved audio on:
    • Voice calls.
    • Content-protected video.
  • Deliver improved video playback:
    • Through a headset.
    • With media files designated as protected content.


  • Send text messages to multiple recipients while receiving a call.
  • Enter more than 160 characters in a text message when connected to a GSM/UMTS network.
  • Browse, download, and install widgets from V CAST Apps.
  • New access to multiple widgets that provide users with quick access to Internet content of their choice.
  • Smoothly activate enterprise secure wipe/lock IT policy rule sets.

Be sure to jump over to the forums for user feedback on this one. Thanks for the update Big Red! And BIG thanks to RicanMedic78 for spotting this one!

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