BlackBerry Storm 2 Confirmed For September
The highly anticipated BlackBerry Storm 2 is set to be released in September...
The release of the highly anticipated BlackBerry Storm 2 has been confirmed for September. While full specifications were not revealed, RIM (Research In Motion) co-CEO Jim Balsillie confirmed the news that Verizon has given the go for the company to release the next-gen storm later this year.
The BlackBerry Storm was RIM’s first touch-screen device and was quickly hailed as the company’s answer to the Apple iPhone.
The new handset from RIMU, unofficially dubbed the Storm 2, may indeed take on a new name, nevertheless it is still based upon success of the original touchscreen Storm.
The Storm incorporated the clicky SurePress touchscreen, a component that many speculated would be left out of the new Storm 2. However, in an interview this year, Mike Lazaridis, RIM’s founder and co-CEO said: “SurePress is here to stay.”
Despite this statement, it appears that RIM have done away with the SurePress screen. According to the guys over at Engadget, who actually got their hands on a working model, in place of the SurePress is a touchscreen that behaves and responds similar to the iPhone.
Although specs were rather vague, we are assured that the Storm 2 includes WiFi, a 3.2 megapixel camera with auto focus, a 3.5 mm headset jack and can be charge via USB.
With the success of the BlackBerry Storm, the next-gen Storm 2 looks set to wow consumers.
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