BlackBerry Storm 2 Refresh May Have Been CanceledS

If you were waiting for the BlackBerry Storm 2 refresh—which was supposed to fix the wrongs in that ball of SureCrap that is the Storm 2—you may be out of luck. It looks like RIM is canceling it.

According to a BBleaks' source, RIM has killed their 3.7-inch display refresh.

Thank you for your hard work and diligence in preparing your application to support the upcoming hardware refresh of the BlackBerry Storm2 smartphone (model number 9570, codename R027). Regrettably, RIM has decided not to pursue this device further and has ended the program.

However, rest assured that you will have the opportunity to leverage the work you've put in thus far in preparing for the new OS, as BlackBerry 6 will be making its way to more Verizon products in the near future, including the BlackBerry Bold 9650 and the BlackBerry Curve 9330.

This is actually good news. Given the many flaws of the Storm, I'm not surprised. This thing doesn't need a refresh. It needs a whole new re-engineering, from hardware to software, hopefully using the new operating system they built for the Playbook. [BBleaks via Techradar]