If you have recently bought ain the UK, whether the or the newer and larger , then you may find that if you go into Menu / Settings, your firmware (as displayed down the bottom) is v2.2; yet promote the as having the ability to download firmware updates over the 3G network; so why isn’t your device on the latest firmware (v2.3.3 in both cases)?
Well, it seems that although the functionality for 3G network firmware updates is now available, you have to be on a v2.3 version for it to work, so a device that shipped with v2.2 won’t ever update. If you are in this situation, simply head to thewebpage, where you can download the latest firmware for your device (please make sure to select the right device; chances are you’ll be looking for the (Global Wireless) version, but make sure first, and then follow the instructions to download and then copy the file to the root directory of your . Once you then unplug the from your PC, you can then go into the menu on the device to apply the update; it will take some time, although you shouldn’t lose any content.
In case you were wondering, the v2.3 firmware also brings with it other features (as covered here); mainly PDF file support, ability to select portrait / landscape mode, and better battery life and although this and all other firmwares “should” be available over the wireless 3G link, this can often takes weeks to show up, and so it’s worth a regular check of the webpage in case a new feature makes a new firmware worthy of a manual update.