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Is the BlackBerry Storm 2 the Thunder?

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Is the BlackBerry Storm 2 the Thunder?
Remember last year before RIM decided on the "Storm" monicker for its' first touchscreen device? At one point, the name "Thunder" looked to be the name of the model and for a time, it was unclear which of the two titles would be used. Well, we all know that the first touchscreen BlackBerry is the Storm, and unless you've been hidden under a rock, you know that we are about to be graced with the sequel, the Storm 2-or are we? A leaked snapshot of Verizon's internal systems shows the Storm but where the Storm 2 would be, we see the Thunder. It looks like we might be living through the Storm/Thunder naming battle once again. Is there even enough of a difference between the two versions to warrant a new name? 

RIM BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 Preliminary Specifications
RIM BlackBerry Storm 2 9520 Preliminary Specifications

source: Crackberry
Is the BlackBerry Storm 2 the Thunder?



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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43

1. The Doc (Posts: 122; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


No. The SKU still remains for the application being used. The "Thunder" was the original name for the "Storm". Whoever sent in this picture knew that but wanted to stir-up something for a headline.

posted on 22 Jul 2009, 11:42

2. jmill75 (Posts: 8; Member since: 22 Jul 2009)


The difference is 1. more memory 2. new screen technology 3. Wi-Fi 4. 5.0 operating system ......if this was apple you wouldnt be saying there wasnt anything warranting a new name. 3GS

posted on 22 Jul 2009, 13:29

3. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


Yeah you nailed it here, expecially since iPhone puts 3g on a Phone that should have been 3g to begin with...we should call it "The Blackberry Email and Web Phone from Verizon"...It warrents a new name because of the issues with the first one that so many Stupid people had ( I say stupid because I have had a Storm for almost 6 months and havent had a single issue with the phone that "I" didn't cause) Give a ROCK to a bunch of idiots and theyre bound to tell you everything thats wrong with with it...

posted on 22 Jul 2009, 13:39

4. vzw fanman (Posts: 1971; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


i have had my storm for over 7 months and no major complaints!!! its an amazing device. :-)

posted on 22 Jul 2009, 17:34

5. theman10 (Posts: 93; Member since: 16 May 2009)


The storm is okay, to slightly below average. Go Pre!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 22 Jul 2009, 18:36

6. Dood (Posts: 269; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)


I broke the antannae on my rock...faulty manufacturing...

posted on 22 Jul 2009, 19:39

7. Truth (Posts: 56; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


They should name it Storm WIFI-S. Haha.

posted on 24 Jul 2009, 07:15

9. BigRed83 (Posts: 142; Member since: 19 May 2008)


Am I supposed to charge my rock? I charged it a week ago

posted on 23 Jul 2009, 14:36

8. sterlyngsilver (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Apr 2009)


"monicker" really?

posted on 27 Aug 2010, 20:28

10. OrangeLive (unregistered)


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