BlackBerry Storm 2 Refresh still in the works; BlackBerry Torch 2 9850 is now the Volt
According to a tip from a RIM insider, the SurePress clicking keyboard, seen on the BlackBerry Storm, will be back on the BlackBerry Monarch
The source also passed along the rumor that the BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860, which along with the BlackBerry Bold 9930 can now be found on the CelleBrite data extraction system as we reported earlier today, will be known as the BlackBerry Volt. While the original Torch wasn't nearly the mess that the Storm was, a disappointing set of specs kept sales down and the Torch 2 Volt 9850/9860 will have very competitive hardware and software on board.
1. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)
they are getting released way too late in the year and will be considered just a average offering when being compared to devices getting released at the same time. If these were to have been released in early February to March, they would of had a solid fighting chance at success.
2. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)
Agreed. Hopefully a "refresh" includes an upgraded camera, faster processor and more memory.
4. jcoberg10 (Posts: 110; Member since: 30 Oct 2009)
you lost me at blackberry & surepress. :( lets wait and see how bad they can screw up the "volt"
5. snowgator (Posts: 3149; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Sweet Mother. There have been stories of a Pearl flip device, Curves with touch screens, Torch 2 (now "Volt"? Torch much more impressive name) on both Verizon and AT&T, a full touch screen with no click, now a full touch with a click. So far the only device anyone has had hands on with is the Bold Touch, and it keeps getting delayed. Just waiting on those Style 2 rumors, and Blackberry will have an entire line of imaginary devices from low end phones to high end.
At some point, they will start RELEASING this things so we can decide if Blackberry can win our money, right?
6. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5155; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
I am wondering if the two bozos that occupy co-CEO at RIM have already cut a deal to sell the company and are driving the stock price down to that level. What other explanation is there for the bungled decision-making?
7. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5468; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Thought they were suppose to make a BB STORM 3?
8. Gawain (Posts: 294; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)
I was part of the silent masses that loved SurePress... ;-P Seriously, I liked the click screen, but the rest of the hardware was not up to the task. The overall form factor though, I absolutely loved. If they can stick some modern insides and get it to perform, I'd happily buy it and stick with it. As it's looking now, though, I'm eying webOS (again) and thinking I may not look back. On an Android now, and while the hardware is sharp, I don't dig the OS that much at all.
9. snowgator (Posts: 3149; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
I am loving the WeBOS I got on my second-hand Pre Plus. Really cheering for the Pre 3 to give me an excuse to stay with it. Needs at least enought Apps to get it at least in the same conversation as the with the rest of the OS world.