Exclusive: The original BlackBerry Storm got a bumper software upgrade in the US today, chucking in handy features like flick-based scrolling and improved typing, but anyone packing the BlackBerry Storm on Vodafone UK is about to don a pair of green contacts: we’ve just heard that the OS 5.0 update won’t roll out over here until next year.
Verizon, the network hawking the BlackBerry Storm in the US, finally announced the BlackBerry Storm 2 today, along with a major software update to bring the original SurePress phone up to par with its successor. But we’ve heard from a source close to the manufacturer that the same update won’t land for Vodafone users in the UK until 2010.
We’re scouting around for more details on the update plans now, including a firm date for its 2010 release in Britain. However, for anyone toting a first-generation BlackBerry Storm it looks like bad news: don’t expect to be catching up with the typing speeds of BlackBerry Storm 2 owners any time before Christmas.
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