Research In Motion has kicked-off a new upgrade program that will let owners of certain BlackBerry handsets trade up to a newer model at a discount, offering up to a $120 credit towards the purchase of a new phone.
The program combines two distinct upgrade credits: one for trading-in your old phone, and one for buying a new one. The trade-in value will vary based on the phone’s model; RIM provides a web-based system to give you a quote on just what your BlackBerry is worth. As long as your current phone is a Pearl, Curve, Bold, Storm, Tour, or one of the 8700 or 8800 [...]
Verizon has released a firmware update for the BlackBerry Storm2 which promises a number of fixes and enhancements, but some users are reporting that OS 188.8.131.525 may bring as many new problems as it cures. According to the changelog, owners can expect quicker boot ups, smoother transitions between cell towers, better audio in calls and with DRM-shackled video, as well as improved video playback of “protected content” and through headsets. Improvements were also made to the text messaging client, and Verizon included a new feature allowing widgets to be downloaded from V [...]