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

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BlackBerry Storm 2 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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