New video of BlackBerry Storm 2 9550; SurePress "easier to use"!

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New video of BlackBerry Storm 2 9550; SurePress
The guys at Crackberry were able to get their hands on a 7 minute video featuring the BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 aka Odin. The reviewer has some good things to say about this version of the Storm. He calls the handset "fun" and says that typing is easy with the improved SurePress on the device. While this particular model was running EDGE over AT&T, the phone is heading to Verizon with Wi-Fi included, a 3.2MP camera with AF and a BlackBerry OS build beginning with the number 5. A launch date in October or November is expected although pricing remains unknown.

Again, we see that the SurePress clicking keyboard comes to a stop when the power is off. The reviewer says the 9550 is fast, even while running the dated OS on his device. So pop the corn, invite a date, sit back and watch a great flick for BlackBerry fans and Storm fans in particular.

RIM BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 Preliminary Specifications

source: Crackberry

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11 Comments

1. pthomas

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 14, 2009

So after watching this; part of me wants to get the phone, and another part of me says to smash my current Storm against a wall and get something with real keys... decisions, decisions...

4. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

It looks like there has been a lot of improvements, but I will stick with my Tour.

2. Hector

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 27, 2008

Did you see the video?...... The Storm2 he was using had ATT service and Verizon on the wallpaper.... So I guess the Storm2 is going to be on other carriers other than Verzion.

3. tinaz

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 16, 2009

The reason for using AT&T was because he cannot activate it on Verizon yet as the phone has not yet been released. Yes it is a possibility for some time in the future for it to be available in AT&T it won't happen anytime soon. The phone is a global phone so it will work on other GSM networks, but it will not have 3G here in the US until it gets North American GSM/3G banding. The phone would also have to be cracked or given an unlock code from Verizon when it comes out, or through an "Unlocking" website for CDMA Global Phones.

5. Bawt

Posts: 17; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

I honestly do not know why people like any form of the Storm. It's huge, ugly, has a crappy looking OS (no eye candy,) laggy OS, and there's almost zero animations. Plus the touch screen sucks...

7. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I somewhat agree with you. They want it because it is a blackberry and it has a touchscreen. I think people buy into the hype of RIm devices... But I do not like any of the recent blackberry phones as they started being produced in China and Mexico, and not in Canada anymore... Come on RIM you have Canada's one and only claim to fame (leaving hockey out of the equation), don't ruin what little reputation your country has left! MAKE GOOD DEVICES AGAIN!

11. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

well there is no laggy OS imo.what do you mena animations?? it has a beautiful screen. and the click screen is awesome. i like the keyboard on the storm better than on the voyager.

6. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I think they should keep the name as the Odin... THAT NAME F-ING ROCKS!

8. jtuck87

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 16, 2009

Hey I didn't see wifi labeled in the video. Is the final version supposed to have wifi?

9. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

im not a big fan of bb, but nice job. screen size???

10. KingOfPhones

Posts: 41; Member since: May 04, 2008

I really don't like this phone. I am not a fan of the OS, not to mention the stupid SurePress which defeats the whole purpose of a touch screen phone. Why couldn't they have just made an awesome touch device and really worked on the OS for the second go around. They failed once again.

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