Take the BlackBerry Storm. Now imagine a phone that's basically exactly the same, but does everything better. That's the Storm 2.
The BlackBerry Storm 2 is the followup to Verizon's most buzzed-about phone of last year, but Verizon didn't help with the news. CrackBerry says the phone didn't pass Verizon's quality assurance. [CrackBerry]
Well, everyone knew it was coming, thanks to heavy and repeated leaks, but Walt Mossberg just unofficially officially published a little hands-on preview, with an official photo, of the device. So what didn't we know?
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There isn't much we don't know about the BlackBerry Storm 2, especially now that there is pretty solid confirmation that it will hit stores around October 25. Boy Genius got its hands on a product inventory shot from Best Buy which shows that the stores will be getting Storm 2 dummy units starting October 25th. We…
An exhaustive BlackBerry Storm 2 video hit YouTube this weekend that details how the upcoming mobile's piezo electric screen is miles ahead of the original's big clicky button. Oh, and that wifi thing makes another appearance too.
It's pretty early hardware and earlier software, but the guys at CrackBerry somehow got themselves a Storm 2 to play with. First question: Yes, it still has a clickable screen, but it's allegedly much better than its predecessor.
Additional BlackBerry Storm 2 specs out this morning would appear to all but re-confirm our earlier news that the soon-to-be-released smartphone is ditching the problematic click touchscreen, and will add some much-desired wi-fi goodness.
They appear to be taken by the same person, at the same time, as the last shots we found, though now we've got a little peek under the battery lid and a few more angles.