More pictures of the BlackBerry 9570 reveal it's just a Storm 2 Refresh
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While the latest pictures of the device clearly show the 9570 to be a Storm 2 variant instead of a re-designed Storm 3, the addition of BlackBerry 6 OS and the WebKit browser certainly gives a boost to a handset that had its share of fans. And for those early adopters that suffered through the launch of the original 9530 Storm, the 9570 is surely a major improvement. Thanks to the "Refresh", owners of the Storm 2.5 (for lack of a better title) can tell their Android totin' pals, "Me too" instead of , "Mine can't".
We would expect the device to be ready in time for the holiday season. Those pinstriped wearing BlackBerry fans dying to pinch and zoom on their touch screen browser, should start dropping hints now to their significant other. By the time we get details on a launch date and price, you should have firmly brainwashed your SO into heading to Verizon to pick up your Chanukah or Xmas gift.
1. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
So what was that blackberry touch screen phone that was shown?
3. narley21 (unregistered)
dido. you guys showed a touchscreen with a trackpad at the bottom. what was that then?
7. tuminatr (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)
I thought those were pictures of the Torch
9. trentsinmypants (Posts: 313; Member since: 29 Jan 2009)
Engadget posted those pix saying they thought they were photoshopped......
2. newfdog 13 (Posts: 64; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)
Same stupid 'clicking' screen. You guys remind me of General Motors. They were using recycled radios, engines, switches, parts, etc, from the 1980's all the way up to the 2000's. Look at what happened to them! Blackberry is next, regardless of how many people still use them. Just like the little old ladies who have to drive a blue Buick. Eventually your 'old school' target market passes away. Wake up already. How many people are clamoring for a 1990's Oldsmobile?
16. lostinvancouver (Posts: 3; Member since: 25 Sep 2010)
LoL! If 70% of the people selling the phones to the customers no matter what carrier they work for told the customer the importance of reading the manul and down loading the " Black Berry Desk Top MANAGER" Was , 50% of the people who have thr issues would be avoided! And unlike you I'm not speaking from the corner of my mouth! I hold four RIM certifations and hold a B.A in telocummunications. And before you say Im saying this because I work for RIM , I dont! I dont even use a blackberry at the moment.
17. lostinvancouver (Posts: 3; Member since: 25 Sep 2010)
Goodness you made me so mad I totally spelled words crazy! I can't stand people who talk crap about things they don't understand! Laymen's should just keep mouth shut!
19. newfdog 13 (Posts: 64; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)
You can't read or write can you? I was referring to the hardware, not the software.
4. mr. droid (Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)
as i stated in a different article, you never EVER hear of anyone having a trouble free blackberry, and never will. they dont change anything. its really unfortunate. looks like windows is about to surpass blackberry. huge shame.
5. Themasterofurmomma (unregistered)
Windows is so on fire huh? If we actually used the only stat that counts, Windows is a FAILURE and always will be. Kin anyone? Comparing a Blackberry to ANY WiMo phone is pure idiocy and ludacris. And yes....I am refering to the rappers.
6. mr. droid (Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)
atleast they are not constantly having the issues that blackberry seems to have. the new blackberry OS 6 is not going to fix things. blackberry is circling the drain. mark my words on that.
10. heyhey (unregistered)
What issues? You "never EVER heard of anyone having a trouble free blackberry," well now you have - me. What's the point of making random claims you can't back up? Stupid...
12. mr. droid (Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)
come on up here and talk to people. there is not one single person i know, out of about two dozen blackberries that has ever had a trouble free one.
18. lostinvancouver (Posts: 3; Member since: 25 Sep 2010)
I agree with you ! Almost all issues people have with Blackberries are their own fault!
8. mr. droid (Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)
i think.. these are just pics of a storm 2. not the storm 3. just a 6th. sense i am getting.
11. VZWGuyFL (unregistered)
if you look at the picture of the back of the phone it's either got a 3.0MP cam or a 5.0MP cam instead of the 3.2MP that the Storm2 had. So there is something that is different. Just saying...
13. mr. droid (Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)
i wonder.. i mean i hope.. i want to see something like the torch that at&t got. i would gladly have let at&t have the storm and had the torch. i dont like the clicking screen ordeal. it moves around inside the housing. feels really cheap to me.
14. numberonenygfan (Posts: 211; Member since: 19 Oct 2009)
this is shananigans! they showed us three different shots of the storm three.. i know they want readers but they need to stop with the inacruacy of their reports. i dont think anyone will care about this as of the first of the year when the I PHONE hits vzw..
15. ActualBBuser (unregistered)
I don't get it. Why do these sites assume that all users want large, heavy devices with enormous screens. I want a Blackberry that fits in my pocket, not a 4.3'' monster. It's a tool for reading corporate e-mails and occassional navigation, not a toy.