Excerpt: As the saying goes, if at first you don’t succeed… that’s also apparently RIM’s moto. While they have launched new devices recently including this, the Storm 2, they don’t seem to be doing much in terms of design, just upgrading of specs here and there to beef up an existing device's appeal. You’ll hear no complaints, well not too many at least about that fact.
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. However, other smart phones still have better Web browsers, and the interface on this handset feels a bit stale when compared to the iPhone and such newer Android phones as the HTC Hero and Motorola Cliq.
Pros: Vastly improved touchscreen and typing experience, Faster overall performance, Speedier Web browsing, Good camera and camcorder,
Cons: Somewhat dated interface, Still a bit bulky and heavy, Far fewer apps than iPhone or Android,
RIM's touch-screen BlackBerry is back for a second round and the good news is that it's much better than its predecessor
Good Gear Guide.au
30 June 2010
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 decent effort.
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
Conclusion: The WiFi has been included in the revamped model of the Storm version. This new feature adds to the functionality of this mobile and the most ‘asked for’ feature since this was absent in its predecessor. With the WiFi, the Storm 2 also supports the HSDPA mobile broadband with GPRS and EDGE. The presence of Bluetooth® helps in the local connection. With the help of a data cable and Micro USB connector, it is easy connecting the device to any personal computer.
Conclusion: Il BlackBerry Storm2 9520 è uno smartphone di elevata qualità che presenta poche ma interessanti funzioni rispetto al modello precedente, come il Wi-fi , una meccanica del display più solida e il multi-touch. Per il resto, offre il solito supporto alle email aziendali, caratteristica dei BlackBerry, la tecnologia HSPDA, l’accelerometro, una buona autonomia, un’ottima memoria a disposizione e il jack audio da 3.5 mm.
Pros: Supporto email aziendali; GPS incorporato; Stabilizzatore di immagine