Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A Sneak Peek At The BlackBerry Storm 2

By Benedict Wee

The guys over at CrackBerry have just released a video of what seems to be the successor to the BlackBerry Storm. The BlackBerry 9550 (also known as Storm 2) seems to be in the very early stages of development as noted by the video though they did show the SurePress click feature where the Storm 2 would make a click sound when the screen was pressed down. This only happens when the phone is turned on however which makes everyone wonder if the click noise is physical or virtual.

Another physical difference is that the four buttons on the front of the original Storm have merged together with the touchscreen to form a linear interface so what you get is basically a big-screened phone.

The video shows the Storm 2 running the first Storm's OS (odin) which looks slow but as perviously mentioned, is still in the early development stage and has plenty of time to improve. One of the major mistakes the BlackBerry developers made with the original Storm was the lack of WiFi but it'll be corrected with the Storm 2 though the video doesn't specifically say it.

I'm pretty stoked about this smartphone. It looks sleek and has plenty of potential. Let's just hope they improve the OS otherwise we'll be looking at another Nokia on our hands. Check out the video below.


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