Verizon CEO shows off BlackBerry Storm2; 9550 to launch this week?
The Times story said that one "improvement" to the Storm2 was a screen that was supposed to feel like a button when pressed. Wasn't that the goal of the SurePress system in the first-gen Storm? But we have seen the videos, we know about the piezo technology, and we are all expecting a much better machine. Speaking of improvements, RIM Co-CEO Mike Laziridis says that his firm is about to release BlackBerry OS 5.0 with better battery life and an improved browser.
RIM has been making the push to try to get more consumers to use its handsets and it looks like this might be working. With lower priced Curve units selling for $50 at Walmart, 80% of 'Berry sales this year have been to consumers. Still, some things must improve. According to the story, while the iPhone has 85,000 apps available at the App Store, BlackBerry's App World has just 2,000 offerings.
RIM BlackBerry Storm2 9550 Preliminary Specifications | Preview