|by verizon voyager on September 14th, 2009|
Most people love the BlackBerry Storm concept but loathe the implementation. The first BlackBerry Storm was the 9530 on Verizon Wireless while the Vodafone counterpart was the 9500. This time around its +20 as the BlackBerry Storm 2 is 9550 on Verizon Wireless and 9520 on Vodafone. Regardless of model numbers, it looks like the 2nd generation of the first BlackBerry touchscreen phone will have you doing more loving and less loathing.
The Boy Genius got his mittens on the Storm 2 (or someone did) long enough to snap some photos… and they look pretty good:
Here is what they had to say about the device:
We’re not at the final OS build (haven’t even updated this to latest available OS) and that’s always something to take into consideration. With that said, however, the Storm 2 really makes SurePress a viable touchscreen mechanism that people will enjoy using.
With the history of the Storm, I’m not really willing to take anyone’s word for it. We’ll have to wait and see once some more detailed analysis start popping up and the initial hype/novelty dies down (again).