More pictures of the BlackBerry 9570 reveal it's just a Storm 2 Refresh

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More pictures of the BlackBerry 9570 reveal it's just a Storm 2 Refresh
It's a shame, really. BlackBerry fans were really hoping that the new 9570 would be the Storm 3 with a whole slew of upgraded specs like a 3.7 inch screen, a 1GHz processor and LTE connectivity. But as we reported to you on Wednesday, it looks like the 9570 is nothing more than a Storm 2 "Refresh".

While the latest pictures of the device clearly show the 9570 to be a Storm 2 variant instead of a re-designed Storm 3, the addition of BlackBerry 6 OS and the WebKit browser certainly gives a boost to a handset that had its share of fans. And for those early adopters that suffered through the launch of the original 9530 Storm, the 9570 is surely a major improvement. Thanks to the "Refresh", owners of the Storm 2.5 (for lack of a better title) can tell their Android totin' pals, "Me too" instead of , "Mine can't".

We would expect the device to be ready in time for the holiday season. Those pinstriped wearing BlackBerry fans dying to pinch and zoom on their  touch screen browser, should start dropping hints now to their significant other. By the time we get details on a launch date and price, you should have firmly brainwashed your SO into heading to Verizon to pick up your Chanukah or Xmas gift.

source: BBLeaks

More pictures of the BlackBerry 9570 reveal it's just a Storm 2 Refresh
More pictures of the BlackBerry 9570 reveal it's just a Storm 2 Refresh

More pictures of the BlackBerry 9570 reveal it's just a Storm 2 Refresh
More pictures of the BlackBerry 9570 reveal it's just a Storm 2 Refresh

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19 Comments

1. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

So what was that blackberry touch screen phone that was shown?

3. narley21 unregistered

dido. you guys showed a touchscreen with a trackpad at the bottom. what was that then?

7. tuminatr

Posts: 1090; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

I thought those were pictures of the Torch

9. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

Engadget posted those pix saying they thought they were photoshopped......

2. newfdog 13

Posts: 64; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

Same stupid 'clicking' screen. You guys remind me of General Motors. They were using recycled radios, engines, switches, parts, etc, from the 1980's all the way up to the 2000's. Look at what happened to them! Blackberry is next, regardless of how many people still use them. Just like the little old ladies who have to drive a blue Buick. Eventually your 'old school' target market passes away. Wake up already. How many people are clamoring for a 1990's Oldsmobile?

16. lostinvancouver

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 25, 2010

LoL! If 70% of the people selling the phones to the customers no matter what carrier they work for told the customer the importance of reading the manul and down loading the " Black Berry Desk Top MANAGER" Was , 50% of the people who have thr issues would be avoided! And unlike you I'm not speaking from the corner of my mouth! I hold four RIM certifations and hold a B.A in telocummunications. And before you say Im saying this because I work for RIM , I dont! I dont even use a blackberry at the moment.

17. lostinvancouver

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 25, 2010

Goodness you made me so mad I totally spelled words crazy! I can't stand people who talk crap about things they don't understand! Laymen's should just keep mouth shut!

19. newfdog 13

Posts: 64; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

You can't read or write can you? I was referring to the hardware, not the software.

4. mr. droid

Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 21, 2010

as i stated in a different article, you never EVER hear of anyone having a trouble free blackberry, and never will. they dont change anything. its really unfortunate. looks like windows is about to surpass blackberry. huge shame.

5. Themasterofurmomma unregistered

Windows is so on fire huh? If we actually used the only stat that counts, Windows is a FAILURE and always will be. Kin anyone? Comparing a Blackberry to ANY WiMo phone is pure idiocy and ludacris. And yes....I am refering to the rappers.

6. mr. droid

Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 21, 2010

atleast they are not constantly having the issues that blackberry seems to have. the new blackberry OS 6 is not going to fix things. blackberry is circling the drain. mark my words on that.

10. heyhey unregistered

What issues? You "never EVER heard of anyone having a trouble free blackberry," well now you have - me. What's the point of making random claims you can't back up? Stupid...

12. mr. droid

Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 21, 2010

come on up here and talk to people. there is not one single person i know, out of about two dozen blackberries that has ever had a trouble free one.

18. lostinvancouver

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 25, 2010

I agree with you ! Almost all issues people have with Blackberries are their own fault!

8. mr. droid

Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 21, 2010

i think.. these are just pics of a storm 2. not the storm 3. just a 6th. sense i am getting.

11. VZWGuyFL unregistered

if you look at the picture of the back of the phone it's either got a 3.0MP cam or a 5.0MP cam instead of the 3.2MP that the Storm2 had. So there is something that is different. Just saying...

13. mr. droid

Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 21, 2010

i wonder.. i mean i hope.. i want to see something like the torch that at&t got. i would gladly have let at&t have the storm and had the torch. i dont like the clicking screen ordeal. it moves around inside the housing. feels really cheap to me.

14. numberonenygfan

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

this is shananigans! they showed us three different shots of the storm three.. i know they want readers but they need to stop with the inacruacy of their reports. i dont think anyone will care about this as of the first of the year when the I PHONE hits vzw..

15. ActualBBuser unregistered

I don't get it. Why do these sites assume that all users want large, heavy devices with enormous screens. I want a Blackberry that fits in my pocket, not a 4.3'' monster. It's a tool for reading corporate e-mails and occassional navigation, not a toy.

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