After new firmware for the BlackBerry Storm was made available late last week, many Storm owners were disappointed to find they could only install the update if they had the RIM Desktop Manager installed on a Windows machine. An alternative method of updating was promised, and just now Verizon has officially made an over-the-air download available.

The over-the-air update is the exact same package that was released a week ago, but this can be installed without a PC intervening. If you're an early BlackBerry Storm adopter you'll no doubt want to get the update, as it fixes numerous issues discovered after launch.