The difference will be hardware like the Wi-Fi the Storm 2 gets and a sleeker design.
Black Berry Storm users struggling with the operating system can now update their smartphone, although not officially.
The latest firmware update, version OS 18.104.22.168, has been leaked onto the internet ahead of an official Over The Air (OTA) push from RIM, Vodafone and Verzion.
I don't recommend this type of upgrade; I recommend you have and use Desktop Manager for its overall usefulness. Note that it's a fairly large file (102MB), so will take a while to download depending on your Internet speed.
Find the CD labeled Black Berry User Tools (not the disk labeled "Black Berry Storm 9530 smartphone," with VCast and VZAccess on it), pop it into your CD or DVD drive, and follow the instructions to do an installation. Choose in accordance with your needs (if you don't know, choose Yes). Just to be sure, do Options About and check that your update gave you the desired version: All-in-all, the process above takes about 30 minutes.
If you haven't already learned this lesson—now is the time. Save your Storm backup file to a safe place that you will remember. For your enlightenment, you may want to try to follow the progress to see all the things that get backed up (e.g., Address Book). Before beginning an update, make sure you allocate enough time to see it through to the end.
Leaked on Black Berry fan site, Crack Berry.com, the software update requires you to have a PC as the update is an executable file.
The update, which is reportedly taking anywhere between 15 minutes and one and a half hours to install, promises to fix a lot of the known issues with the phone.