Just two days ago we reported
on a story that RIM was working on the BlackBerry Storm 2 and the device, expected at Verizon in September, would have Wi-Fi and a few other changes. According to UnwiredView, the BlackBerry spokesman in the Netherlands, Alain Segon de Banchet, has gone on record to confirm the existence of the Storm 2 for release later this year or early next year for carrier KPN. Some of the changes that are expected on the handset include a new way of typing that will be called TruePress opposed to the current SurePress. He also stated that the Storm would lose carrier exclusivity in Europe at the end of 2009. The spokesman also said that outside of the Storm 2, no new releases are scheduled for this year. Considering that other 'Berry handsets are rumored to hit U.S. carriers later this year, like the Niagara, Mr. Segon de Banchet could have been referring to his home town market in the Netherlands. The name of the phone also is up in the air as the negative press and reviews that accompanied the release of the first Storm model might have left a bad taste in some of the mouths of the cellphone buying public.
(Translated) via UnwiredView