Verizon's inventory system shows BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 and Curve 8530

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Verizon's inventory system shows BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 and Curve 8530
Verizon's inventory system shows BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 and Curve 8530
It's always interesting to get a leaked photo of a carrier's inventory system. While all of the listings are not written in stone, it still gives you a good idea of what handsets might be coming down the road. In the case of Verizon, we see a couple of BlackBerry devices that many are interested in hearing about. The BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 is listed which dovetails perfectly with the expected release date of September 29th for business accounts and October 14th for the rest of us. Everything that we have seen from videos tells us to expect a better SurePress typing system than seen on the current Storm, plus Wi-Fi and a newer OS build. The Curve 8530 should be equipped with an optical trackball and Wi-Fi in a slimmer, sleeker case. Our crystal ball shows Verizon making a November launch of the 8530.

RIM BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 Preliminary Specifications
RIM BlackBerry Curve 2 8530 Preliminary Specifications

source: Crackberry



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9 Comments

1. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i love you verizon.

2. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

We Love You Too!

3. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

I bet the Pre on the red network will outshine and sell both of those

5. jtm1208

Posts: 37; Member since: Jun 16, 2009

Outshine possible...outsell no way.

7. idiotwind13

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 29, 2008

People always compare the Pre and iPhone to the Storm and now the Storm 2. I personally hope that Verizon does get the Pre because it is an excellent device, but I sincerely don't consider any BlackBerry to be in direct competition with the Pre or iPhone. They are in some ways similar, but really in the end are aimed at a different type of user. The Storm is a great phone, as I'm sure the Storm 2 will be, but they are both Blackberrys with excellent multimedia capabilities. At the core you still have a BB and all that goes with it. The Pre and iPhone are great multimedia devices that also do email and applications very well. This "high end multimedia smartphone" is very much what Verizon's lineup is lacking, and the Storm does not entirely fill that void. Bring on the both of them, and make everybody happy!

4. bhavik_ht

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 28, 2009

No SIM??? are we getting them simfree also? whats the expected price?

6. techie123

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 25, 2009

I just hope the clicky screen is much improved over the first storm - I tried the Storm I (and I really did try to like it - I tried it for two weeks and used it a lot trying to get used to it) but in the end I returned it. I've got the Pearl Flip and like it a lot - it's just a little slow and the screen is a little small. So, I'm hoping this phone is all that it's cracked up to be.

9. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i love the clicky thing. i can type faster on my storm than i could on my voyager. the auto text and auto complete feature help a lot :-)

8. WnnaFghtAboutIt

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 31, 2009

Storm 2 = soooo nice....you can actually use it...it just runs the way the last one should have....nice o/s on it....fast....especially internet related... the scrolling is smooth, the screen to screen transitions are nice, less random freezing...

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