BlackBerry Storm2 set for October release in U.K. and November launch in U.S.?
This article contains unofficial information.
According to BlackBerry Zone, they have "strong release dates" for both the Vodafone 9520 version of the Storm 2, and the U.S. version, the 9550, coming to Verizon. The U.K. launch will take place in October while the U.S. will see the Storm 2 released in November, around the Black Friday shopping frenzy the day after Thanksgiving. Pricing is still unknown and we will also have to wait and see if RIM goes all out with the marketing budget like they did for the first-gen Storm last year when we saw contests, bus tours and parties.
RIM BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 Preliminary Specifications
RIM BlackBerry Storm 2 9520 Preliminary Specifications
source: TheBlackBerryZone via Crackberry
1. Bawt (Posts: 17; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)
Hopefully RIM redeems themselves. They hyped the Storm so much and made it sound like the actual iPhone killer, but MAN was it an epic fail.
3. vzw fanman (Posts: 1971; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
well the storm is def not an epic fail now :-)
11. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)
Considering all of you are posting about it, it defenealty left an impression...BUT I agree, the FIRST* impression wasnt "EPIC". It had a horrible first impression due to software flaws, but even 60-70% of people (who I talk to (which I work for Verizon so thats a lot)) "retract" ever saying anything bad about it, and have agreed the new software was a success. Stores even reported that had the software not been delayed so long to create such remorse about the device, that it would have done A LOT better in permanant sales. Realistacaly the device didnt do that bad. And with th iphone creating such a negative public response against the only device worthy of comparrison it just wasnt ready for public scrutiny...Also not to mention Verizon could have pushed the release but its websites like these that make consumers extremely impatient for device releases, so impatient that you hear people bashing verizon because they "TAKE SO LONG FOR PHONES" (like the BB Curve you all complained about took so long but was the best curve on the market, and still is...)
12. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)
Please forgive my spelling, stupid internet restrictions dont allow me to use the spell check, suppose next time ill copy and paste to outlook...
14. behold--me (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)
i agree with Bawt that it was a catastrophic nightmare shortly after release. BUT i also agree with vz fanman.....its not now bcuz of dozens of software updates.....
15. jherz6 (Posts: 215; Member since: 23 May 2008)
Why do you need the internet to spell check when it spell checks s it goe's
4. eddiecoaster (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 May 2009)
Isn't Storm 2 coming to the U.S. on At&t as well as Verizon?
6. drewsky (Posts: 147; Member since: 04 Jan 2009)
Yes it is. If you click on the 9520 version on the top of this page it is a GSM version. This GSM version has 3G, and I believe has already passed through FCC. There is a good possiblity that the storm2 will come to AT&T or maybe Rogers.
7. VZWfangirl (Posts: 71; Member since: 25 Jul 2009)
4. It's going to Rogers not AT&T. No Tour or Storm love for them. Sorry.
10. BrokenImaege (Posts: 173; Member since: 27 Jul 2009)
VZW has exclusive contract with the storm and any versions in the US. Much like AT&T has with IPhone currently. The GSM version is the one Vodafone and Rodgers uses. Sorry...... Although, VZW did say exclusive contracts will eventually be shorter for them.