Tucked in a NYT story about RIM trying to keep up in this crazy world of iPhones and Androids is a mention that "this week, Verizon and R.I.M. are trying again with a Storm do-over, the Storm 2."

The Times mentions its redesigned screen, that it actually "gives the user the sensation of pushing a physical button when pressing a number on the glass touch screen" and relates a really curious anecdote from Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdams, who let some students play with it: "They came back and said ā€˜Oh, my gosh.' They were very excited. This is what they hoped the original Storm should be." Oh, I'm very sure it was.

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We'd hear from a Best Buy and Verizon leak it was coming soon, so no surprise, really.

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What I find interesting, and telling about RIM's mindset is how much the brass emphasizes that they save carriers money and let them make a bigger profit. If you wanna win the consumer war, that's totally not the point, guys. [NYT]