BlackBerry Storm 2 9520 poses for pretty pictures

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BlackBerry Storm 2 9520 poses for pretty pictures
We have already shown you photos of the Verizon branded BlackBerry Storm 2 9550. With the time growing closer to an expected October/November launch, it was time for pictures of the Vodafone version of the phone, the 9520, to make an appearance. One picture shows the comparison between the current Storm and the new model. The 9500 has separate function buttons on the front bottom of the device while the new Storm 2 has an area on the bottom for touch response. The Storm 2 also is a little sleeker with less use of chrome around the sides, and a new design covers the buttons on the side of the 9520.

The changes between the Storm 1 and 2 and more than just merely cosmetic ones. We can tell by one of the snapshots, that the Storm 2 in the photo is running on the BlackBerry OS 5.0.0.138. That build is expected to offer tabbed browsing among other new features. The Storm 2 also will be equipped with Wi-Fi. The temperature will go up once we get a definitive launch date on both sides of the Atlantic. And of course, we are still awaiting info on pricing.

RIM BlackBerry Storm 2 9520 Preliminary Specifications

source: TheBlackBerryNinja (translated) via IntoMobile





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19 Comments

1. ward107

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 10, 2009

This Storm looks a bit more refined. The wifi feature will add to the phone.

2. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

i like how the buttons are not raised from the surface....it gives it a more sleek and professional appearance.

3. gomets15217

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 13, 2008

sleek yes, but i think the buttons made it look more professional. thats just my opinion. however, i do REALLY like how the screen doesnt look like a button anymore. it looks more flush with the phone. and hopefully thatll mean that the clicky screen wont be as dramatic.

4. ward107

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 10, 2009

I agree, even though I have become accustome to the Click screen... I hope they had fixed the Sluggish respoces though.

9. matistight

Posts: 980; Member since: May 13, 2009

"I agree, even though I have become accustom to the Click screen..." No you wouldn't. i found it that it is slower than thee iphone. i can text at around 50 wpm clearly and around 40 wpm with almost all the words misspelled. "I hope they had fixed the Sluggish response though." I highly doubt they did unless they put more ram in it and a better processor or 5.0 doesn't need much to run. I might consider testing one out. But you might want to read many reviews before you buy this or get a bold, javelin, or a tour if your vzw.

10. matistight

Posts: 980; Member since: May 13, 2009

I agree

11. matistight

Posts: 980; Member since: May 13, 2009

It looks the same but i think the storm 2 is slightly bigger in screen size

12. matistight

Posts: 980; Member since: May 13, 2009

It looks the same but i think the storm 2 is slightly bigger in screen size

16. cellconnection

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

I dont understand what everyone is so excited about. I have the storm now and have had it since the day it launched. before the current software update there were a few gliches yes, but now its money. I love the phone and dont have any issues with it. I think for them to come out with an updated one, a year later is stupid. The wi fi does not make a big enough difference to me to buy it and other than the wi fi it looks almost the same. Yea a few things are sleaker looking but come on, the OS looks the same, they couldnt even give it a sweeter look. not to mention the 5.0 OS will be launched with the current storm anyways. This is just going to piss alot of storm buyers off because they wont be able to upgrade to it. Either way I think this was a mistake on VZW to launch this a year later. But I am not in charge of them so i guess we will see how it plays out. My opinion is don't waste your money, unless you get a free upgrade cause you are one of those unlucky people whose storm hates them, or you are just too stupid to figure out how to use it and close applications correctly.

18. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i have no major complaints about my storm. and would not trade it for anything else especially for a small screen with physical buttons. i've used vz nav on the tour and everything seems mini. but on the storm it is amazing! same thing with browsing the web...i mean the tour is a great bb but i just dont like small screen.

5. uknow85

Posts: 38; Member since: May 28, 2009

can't wait i was gonna get one of the new $99 buck smaprt phones because i was getting tired of my black berry storm but im gonna wait hopefully they will correct this one. www.twitter.com/uknow85 check me out follow me

6. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I've certainly enjoyed my Storm from my old LG feature phone, but I'm getting a bit tired of the click screen. I'll have to see how this new screen feels, looks in person. I'm thinking I'll just ride out the rest of my contract and see what's around next Fall. Still the Storm 2 looks to be a VAST improvement over the current design. Just hope it functions the way it should this time around.

7. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

Hopefully the new screen will allow for a larger keyboard and larger keys. This should improve the business functions of the phone. Also, hopefully the v5 software will be a vast improvement from previous versions.

8. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

is it me or does the screen look smaller on the storm 2?

15. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

I think because in the picture the Storm2's screen is darker, so it looks a bit slimmer...

13. matistight

Posts: 980; Member since: May 13, 2009

vzw man--- im not sure, it looks slightly bigger than the storm 1 in my opinion

17. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

the black space between the actual touch screen area and the silver border around the phone is thinner on the storm 1, which means it's wider than the storm 2, right?

14. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

It does look a bit more refined, but I dunno, there's just something about the Storm that I never liked. In my opinion, I now think that BBerry should have never gone the full touch route, but if it ain't hurting their sales, why should they have not?

19. ward107

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 10, 2009

I like my Storm and like it better because it is unlocked. The touch type interface was an obsticle but not a detrament, I kind of like it now. I was told that the amount of pressure is adjustable with a screw adjustment within the battery compartment. I think the Storm 1 had poor reviews because of software issues and not quality and design issues. I think the Storm 2 is a re design to work in the new network to be launched in 4th quarter 09 and 1st quarter 2010. CDMA will be obsolite in a few years and so will your equipment you currently have. To operate on a new network that is differant you have to have compatable equipment. I cant say that it would have dual network capabilities to work on CDMA/GSM/ 4G maybe?

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