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The BlackBerry Storm 2 to arrive first then the 9700 Onyx afterwards?

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The BlackBerry Storm 2 to arrive first then the 9700 Onyx afterwards?
RIM's pulling out all of the stops in preparation for two devices hitting this fall – the BlackBerry Storm 2 and 9700 Bold (aka Onyx). Recent news may have hinted that the BlackBerry Onyx 9700, with its change to an optical trackpad, would be released earlier than the second touchscreen BlackBerry due to the OS seemingly more ready for launch day. Now it's being speculated that the Storm 2 will arrive first sometime during mid October – Vodafone might get a head start before Big Red launches it here domestically. It's assumed that Verizon will have it available roughly a week after Vodafone's launch. We'd think that RIM would want to wait and soak up as much sales as possible before releasing another handset so close. With that being said, the Bold 2 would be anticipated to come out roughly mid November – just in time for the holiday season. If everything falls through, RIM might be looking at a very busy holiday season – let the good times roll.

RIM BlackBerry Storm 2 Preliminary Specifications
RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700 Preliminary Specifications

source: The Cool Guy Report

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43

1. T-Money3000 (unregistered)

ooooo!! first!

posted on 21 Sep 2009, 11:32

2. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)

I'm looking forward to seeing these two phones hit the market. I hope VZW adds WiFi calling.

posted on 21 Sep 2009, 12:25

3. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)

Thanks for the heads up PA, great post... VZW FTW

posted on 21 Sep 2009, 13:26

4. jherz6 (Posts: 217; Member since: 23 May 2008)

If the Odin has wifi I would think it would have wifi calling. It would only make sense.

posted on 21 Sep 2009, 17:46

5. WKlingbeil (Posts: 215; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)

I thought I was going to like the optical mouse over the trackball when the idea was first presented, but I have recanted. Now that I've had the Tour for a few months, and comparing it with my previous phone, the Saga, and I am much more pleased with trackball navigation. The optical mouse just doesn't provide the convenience that trackballs provide, so the optical mouse for me, is on the fence.

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