Summary: The Storm2 excites me because it's genuinely a great product, it's proof that RIM can bridge the divide between "professional" and "multimedia," and perhaps most importantly, it's the company's first legitimate stab at the touchscreen market.
Excerpt: Yes, the BlackBerry Storm 2 is a vast improvement over the original BlackBerry Storm smartphone. However, that isn’t saying much because, as befitted its name, the latter handset was pretty much a disaster.
Pros: BlackBerry with a touchscreen, Large, bright display, WiFi connectivity, Long battery life, Pre-installed 16 GB microSD card included
Cons: Annoying user interface, Slow Web connection, Below-average camera performance, Heavy, Poor voice quality at caller end
Conclusion: Despite the very similar design and software, the RIM BlackBerry Storm2 9550 manages to be a major improvement over the Storm 9530 . This change can be attributed almost wholly to the improvement in RIM’s clickable screen, which now can register multiple inputs properly and due to the four sensor...
Pros: Vast improvement in screen technology makes the Storm2 better to type on, Threaded messaging, Navigation keys are now integrated into the screen for a sleeker look, Very good media player
Cons: It works now, but we’re still not sold on the whole clickable touchscreen idea, Battery may be a concern for very heavy users
Conclusion: Take two of the Storm is the real deal: the touch screen works well, the phone has more memory, a new OS and is altogether stable and less buggy than the original Storm. The large screen is a rare treat for the mainly QWERTY BlackBerry line and it makes web browsing, video playback and working with...
Pros: Large display is easy on the eyes, SurePress much improved.
Conclusion: The BlackBerry Storm 2 is a vast improvement on the Storm. It's a better hardware design and better software build that gives you a better experience all around. In the year since the Storm launched however, we've seen plenty of high-end smartphones hit the market in the UK and the US.
Pros: Email service, screen quality
Cons: The SurePress screen is stiff, no multi-touch, OS looking stale, browser