BlackBerry Storm2 has upgraded touchscreen on newer models

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BlackBerry Storm2 has upgraded touchscreen on newer models
Before the BlackBerry Storm2 9550 was launched, videos were released showing how the SurePress screen on the sequel model was going to have 4 sensors, one in each corner, to make sure that every press on the screen was recorded correctly. That was opposed to the first-gen Storm that had just one sensor in the middle of the screen which led to the problems that many had with the clickable display. But even with the improvement, some 9550 users have been complaining about dead spots on the touchscreen and Verizon has approved a change to the screen on the Storm2.

RIM has added 4 silicon actuators to the touchpad to improve the typing performance on the screen. All New and Certified-Like New devices produced by RIM after February 10th feature the new hardware enhancements. The new devices can be spotted by a green dot on the master carton or by checking the date code in the battery cavity on the back of the device.The following 3 digit codes have the new hardware: C2A, D2A, E2A, F2A, G2A, H2A, I2A, J2A, K2A, L2A, M2A amd N2A. On February 22nd, the date code was changed to a format of dd/mm/yy such as 050310. Devices with the 3 digit date code and the new 6 digit date code have the updated hardware. According to an anonymous tipster who passed on word to Berry Scoop, a lot of the problems are happening on the lower left portion of the screen and many units are being returned before they even are purchased by a customer. The site says that 2 sources have told them that Verizon stores will be receiving the upgraded models and once a store has the new units in inventory, they are to return the defective Storm2 units. According to a tipster with Verizon connections, this is basically a world-wide "recall".

RIM BlackBerry 2 Storm 9550 Specifications | Review

source: BerryScoop via BBLeaks



1. newfdog 13

Posts: 64; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

Just get rid of the damn clicking screen you idiots! Give us a capacitative touch screen, and stop with trying to please what you guys think is a Blackberry user, and I'll and others will buy it.

2. LGVX1993

Posts: 260; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

Yeah I kinda would like to see a normal screen too

3. HatedaIphone

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 08, 2009

Some people like the click screen. It would be interesting to have the ability to disable it. That may satisfy those users who dont like it. (APP Idea)? ;-)

7. matistight

Posts: 1023; Member since: May 13, 2009

thats the only thing that makes the storm not beat the iphone and also that you only get 1 gay theme which is verizon i like how the iphone isnt branded and verizon just brands everything down to the theme! update the touch screen and that and the iphone are tied

11. ace1122

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

I still seriously doubt that it'd be tied with the iphone with just those few upgrades. But the DROID in my opinion is better than both those phones.

12. vzwtechbill

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 16, 2009 IS a capacitative touch screen, capable of multi-touch even. Blackberry was just trying to do their own thing with the clicking

4. IHatePhones

Posts: 99; Member since: Aug 12, 2009

I still don't get how a little over a year ago, someone from Blackberry was quoted saying that touchscreens were a fad and had no business in the BUSINESS phone arena. Hmm and a short while later the Storm came out.. Does that say that the company just tossed a phone out to compete with the "fad" and really didn't put any weight behind it? That would explain the shoddy quality of the Storm/II. If you're gonna compete, step up and make a new touchscreen tech that works flawlessly with business applications. (Psst and is rock solid stable)

5. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

I still don't completely understand this sure type thing. Why does the screen need to click??? If the screens clicking doesn't work exactly how it should supposed to or it annoys you get a normal blackberry and stop complaining bout it!!! Get the bold 9700 or whatever on ATT or tmobile, which tmobile is fast and reliable in their network and Internet services. Plus the 9700 doesn't have that awful trackball thing that everyone thought was innovation a few years ago. Bb finally came into the present time with The optical trackpad that works a million times better than the ball ever will or did

6. hmcougar09

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Oh, I had this problem! I can't wait until they recall this and I can return mine for a new one.

8. matistight

Posts: 1023; Member since: May 13, 2009

its funny how the blackberry has problems that render the phone useless blackberry with tracpad; get water in that like sweat and your done blackberry ith tracball; get dust in there and theres no way to use it ithout the ball blackberry storm; screen isnt aligned correctly, the clicking wont work and its useless blackberry with scroll on the side; those go out, making it useless all these little problems make the phone useless they need a dpad or real touchscreen

9. rjt185

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

The Storm line's luck keeps running short. :-/

10. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Polishing the turd.

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