RIM Rep Says Storm 2 Has New Input Method

Wi-Fi is also guaranteed according to my sources...

Surprise, surprise RIM has started talking about the ‘Storm 2’ (name TBC) just 48 hours after I wrote “Storm 2 speculation won’t start for another few days yet”

Speaking to Dutch website tweakers.net, a RIM spokesperson has confirmed the impending handset will utilise “a new manner to input text”. Hmmmn…

Now first off let’s just say the existing ‘Click Screen’ is a love/hate it affair only comparable with Marmite and the iPhone (I can hear the shudders/swoons from here) and “a new manner” doesn’t necessarily mean a replacement, it could be an addition. Either way, while Apple took roughly two years to listen to its customers’ need with iPhone OS 3.0 RIM looks to be responding inside six months.

Another area which has also been much speculated upon is WiFi – a criminal omission from the original – and my rather reliable sources confirm to me that this is a nailed on certainty for the Storm’s successor. We shouldn’t be surprised if it appears on a wider array of networks than Vodafone in the UK and Verizon in the US.

Anything else? Not for the moment, but we all know RIM’s chocolate fireguard security will see the juicy details split within the next few weeks. As my intro shows, it is just that reassuringly predictable…

via tweakers.net (Translated)

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