RIM CEO Lazaridis says SurePress is not going away

RIM CEO Lazaridis says SurePress is not going away
Ok, now we are a bit confused. Leaked pictures of the upcoming BlackBerry Storm 2 seemed to show that the clicking keyboard system known as SurePress was gone. Based on the photos, it appeared that typing and scrolling would be done on stationary glass, similar to the experience one would find using an iPhone. But at today's D7 conference, RIM Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis has said that SurePress is alive and is here to stay.

What could this all mean? If the BlackBerry Storm 2 pictures are genuine, they do not seem to show any possible way that the screen can click like a giant button as on the first Storm. It might be some type of haptic feedback that simulates the feel and sound of typing on a computer keyboard. Whatever SurePress now represents, most current Storm users would agree that it has to be an improvement over the clicking QWERTY on the current Storm handset.

BlackBerry Storm 2 Preliminary Specifications

source: EngadgetMobile

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4 Comments

1. instinct75

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 06, 2009

it should go away cuz it sucks!

2. allboutverizon

Posts: 66; Member since: May 20, 2009

The leaked pictures also showed that the camera was a 3.2, rather than the 5 that RIM's Co-CEO said was going to be on it 2 months back. I think at this point we really don't know what to expect, seeing they are still working on the phone. Anything can happen before they actually release it. I still say they should focus on fixing the first one, the one I have sucks and if it was my company. I would be more concerned about getting an OS that is stable, than worrying about getting out a new phone. Cause then we still have the same problem of crappy software. I personally hate the surepress on my Storm, and I am sure others may actually love it. To each it's own. I've played with the Iphone and the typing was so easy compaired to my typing on the Storm. So it would be cool if they got away from Surepress. I hope phonearena realizes that what is seen in pre-production is not always coming out that way, it's just like concept cars at the auto-show.

3. TheCellDepotVZW

Posts: 26; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

I really dont mind the whole SurePress clicking but I would not be sad to see it go...

4. jherz6

Posts: 217; Member since: May 23, 2008

Its a rare occassion when I agree with most of the others voicing there opinon. I dont really mind the sure press either, however I also have played with an iphone and like the true type method better. The only thing I dont like about my storm is the internet response and how slow it can be. Beyond that I need for people to define crappy or unstable os because I have had no real issues. I think the reason there coming out with the oden is to address the issue of adding a wifi radio, if it has a 5 mega pixal camera so be it if it remains 3.2 thats still pretty good for a phone.

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