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RIM CEO Lazaridis says SurePress is not going away

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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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