BlackBerry Storm2 9550
Top message: OS 18.104.22.1685 Released by Verizon? by HawkeyeOC
Replying to: Re: OS 22.214.171.1245 Released by Verizon? by HawkeyeOC
Re: OS 126.96.36.1995 Released by Verizon?
I weighed the positives this new update provides against the consequence of its negative behavior (Software alterations, invasions and data deletion). You must weigh the advantages against those negatives, and the relation to data residing on the device before you make your decision to download. You could be quite sorry!
Its really simple. A Storm2 with little 3rd party software dependency will not be as susceptible as would a 9550 that's been loaded with DL input and productivity features.
Anyway, at this stage in the game, the Storm2 is going to make way for a new evolution regarding network, hardware, software management, performance and stability improvements. VZW & RIM have not designed this 5.0 Upgrade to appeal to those finding themselves on the "last plateau" of Storm2 ownership. Unfortunately, the OS .1015 Down Grade interferes with non-core applications residing on the device, and, as I mentioned, will go on the attack establishing new control while conflicting normal operation. Dozens of data input procedures will require installation again. The flavor of your existing device will be altered dramatically.
I expect the Storm3 to be released in the latter first quarter of 2011, as a touch screen device with a new footprint. It will inherit a persona different from the other (everyone is the same) looking BBs, including the Torch which carries on the same portrait positioned Qwerty. It amazes me that RIM will not follow suit and design a landscape slider with decent screen real estate, to compete with Android, which is now dominating the VZW marketplace. QNX and a device specific hardware configurations with a Storm flavor, will carry on the touch screen premise.
Expect to see the Storm3 operating on the 4th Generation LTE format. VZW must catch up to Sprint on marketing this concept and improve upon specification appeal to compete with Android & Apple.
The Torch, by the way, will be "old hat" in a much shorter time than the 5.0 9550 "lost" its appeal. I'm doing very well with my Storm2 and cannot chance the destructive deletion nature these "upgrades" inflict upon the device.
As it now stands, I would not recommend .1015 to anyone who has put some significant time and energy equipping their phone with 3rd party application input. The present .713 is fine to bridge the gap to the next generation.
Pushed Email in real time has defined my smart phone loyalty. BlackBerry still is uncompromised in that catagory.
From the original Pathetic Storm to the present day replacement design, I have used and mastered this device. It kind of grows on you. And, remember, Storm Owners..... all those other BBs have you carrying around the same ole, same ole, keyboard with a postage stamp=sized screen.
So, in conclusion, the Storm2 is still a challenge and fun because it never performs without a surprise. Nothing ever works the same way.... from day to day!!!
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