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Images of BlackBerry Storm 2 Leak

Gordon Kelly


Images of BlackBerry Storm 2 Leak

Once again it's time to peak through those sugar glass RIM security doors: I spy with my little eye... something... called... a BlackBerry Storm 2!

Leaked to the ever resourceful CrackBerry.com, the shots look right on the money and show a handset which appears far more svelte than its chunky love it/hate it predecessor - even if the lineage is clear.

Points of note here outside the superficialities are the 3.2MP camera - megapixel count unchanged from the original BlackBerry Storm - and what appears to be a WiFi icon in the top right corner, so that's one wrong righted. Furthermore, following reports the Storm 2 has "a new manner to input text" it appears the 'Click Screen' has gone to be replaced by a more traditional flush display which we pray uses capacitive technology.

For every plus there often seems a minus however and it looks like the physical row of buttons along the bottom of the Storm have been swapped out in favour of the visually beautiful/annoying practicality of touch sensitive keys. Samsung and LG have long had an obsession with such keys but recently snapped out of it.

This being RIM expect more leaks soon - probably a full specification list - and a launch in the next couple of months...

Update: Now Engadget has more shots of the Storm 2. Sugar glass I tell you, sugar glass!


via CrackBerry


May 15, 2009, 8:16 pm

What is sugar glass?


May 15, 2009, 8:52 pm

@purephrase - do you really need to ask that question on the Internet? ;)



May 15, 2009, 10:21 pm

I'm familiar with sugar glass, but I don't know what you're getting at. Unless it's some sort of lick-screen phone. Mmmm. Reminds me of Willy Wonka's lickable wallpaper. I'd better patent that...


May 15, 2009, 10:30 pm

Oh dear. I mean RIM has security doors seemingly made of sugar glass, ie: 1. you can see straight through them and 2. they crumble easily.

Ho hum. I really didn't think it was that difficult.

PS @GherkinG - nice patent!


May 15, 2009, 10:31 pm

@ Gordon, it wasn't, I got it. :)


May 16, 2009, 12:14 am

Any news if this is another Vodafone exclusive ? Hopefully not or they won't be appearing in my organisation.


May 16, 2009, 3:17 am

"what appears to be a WiFi icon in the top right corner" - don't hold me to this but just looks like the standard signal icon on the current storm with the radio turned off.

What do you think are the chances Vodafone will offer a free upgrade to existing storm customers in the same way O2 offered to upgrade 2G iphone owners to the new 3G iphone? I'd be pretty chuffed if they did! -Any chance you can do a bit of digging Gordon! ;)

For the record, the clickable screen on the existing Storm isn't that bad. If BB want to better it they'll need a pretty responsive touchscreen with decent haptic feedback.

Not sure about those touch sensitive default keys either!

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