BlackBerry Storm2 set for October release in U.K. and November launch in U.S.?

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BlackBerry Storm2 set for October release in U.K. and November launch in U.S.?
Ever since Crackberry ran that YouTube video showing the BlackBerry Storm 2 9550, the excitement has been building. So naturally, instead of letting the buzz grow, RIM forced the video off  (it has since been uploaded again, with the vocals replaced by some instrumental music). The Storm 2 apparently will be keeping the SurePress clicking screen although it has been improved and does turn off when the power is off. The device will have Wi-Fi and is expected to run on BlackBerry OS 5.0. Just imagine what you expected the Storm to be like when it was launched last year, and that will probably be what you will get from the sequel.

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


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15 Comments

1. Bawt

Posts: 17; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

2. snakemann

Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 17, 2008

lmao! that is so true...

3. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

well the storm is def not an epic fail now :-)

11. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 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: Feb 08, 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: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 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: 217; Member since: May 23, 2008

Why do you need the internet to spell check when it spell checks s it goe's

4. eddiecoaster

Posts: 3; Member since: May 20, 2009

Isn't Storm 2 coming to the U.S. on At&t as well as Verizon?

5. tshow84

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

no

6. drewsky

Posts: 147; Member since: Jan 04, 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: Jul 25, 2009

4. It's going to Rogers not AT&T. No Tour or Storm love for them. Sorry.

8. drewsky

Posts: 147; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

How exactly do you know for sure?

9. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

hahaha lol nice username.

10. BrokenImaege

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 27, 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.

13. drewsky

Posts: 147; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

Oh ok.

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