Excerpt: Available from Verizon Wireless for $179.99, the BlackBerry Storm2 with BlackBerry OS 5.0 has got a new SurePress “clickable” display technology and built-in Wi-Fi. Click here for the new BlackBerry Storm2 Review on SlashGear.
Excerpt: Research in Motion's first attempt at a touchscreen phone confused and disappointed us. The original Storm's clickable touchscreen didn't deliver a particualrly smooth experience and it didn't have Wi-Fi.
Conclusion: With all of the choices to choose from, it seems that RIM is going for three things at one time: 1. Power User|Crackberry Addict 2. Multimedia User 3. First Time Users. Which category does the Storm2 fit into? Number two obviously.
Summary: When it comes to product introduction, Research in Motion (RIM) has always taken on a modest approach. Over the last two years, two significant BlackBerry devices have been introduced, namely the BlackBerry Bold 9000 and its successor, the BlackBerry Bold 9700 .
Summary: If there were a most improved award for smart phones, the BlackBerry Storm2 would win hands-down. The new touchscreen makes this device much easier to use than its predecessor, and the typing experience rivals or beats most other devices in its class.
Summary: The software may have been updated, but the hardware on the BlackBerry Storm2 is pretty much a carbon copy of its predecessor. Not that that’s a bad thing. The touch-screen takes some getting used to, particularly if you’re a BlackBerry traditionalist, but it is nice and responsive.
Pros: Another brilliant emailing device from RIM, setting up multiple accounts so that you receive correspondence direct to your phone is a breeze.
Cons: The copy and paste facility is so hard to master that it will most likely remain redundant.
Summary: Though still far from perfect, BlackBerry's Storm2 improves greatly on its ill-fated predecessor. BlackBerry addicts still won't appreciate the cramped touch-screen keyboard and the interface could do with a facelift, but the large display, the addition of Wi-Fi and improvements to the OS make it a...
Pros: Large display, portrait QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi, much improved touch mechanism compared to original Storm, 3.5mm headphone jack
Cons: Haptic feedback can't be turned off, menu structure better suits a non-touch phone, keyboard will still be too cramped for some people