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BlackBerry Storm2 9550
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BlackBerry Storm2 9550

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BlackBerry Storm2 9550 Review

3 October 2010
  • Pros: BlackBerry Internet Service’s push email is out of this world, Well-rounded design, The concept of SurePress, An amazing 3.2 MP camera with great flash, Long-lasting battery
  • Cons: Unusually heavy, Web browser, Mediocre call quality and screen resolution, App World needs real apps
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Aaron's BlackBerry Storm2 9550 review

21 September 2010
  • 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. Everything I love about the BlackBerry product, it has, along with everything I love about touchscreen devices (particularly, the iPhone - I hate to compare it, but it's true).
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Overall 8

BlackBerry Storm2 9550 (Verizon)

PC Magazine
17 April 2010
  • Conclusion: The second time's the charm for RIM's innovative click-screen smartphone; the Storm2 cures almost all of the original's ills.
  • Pros: Vastly improved touch screen. Wi-Fi. True world phone. Powerful messaging and multimedia support.
  • Cons: Browser doesn't live up to the screen's potential. Touch still feels grafted on at times. Still a bit buggy (though nowhere near as bad as the first Storm).
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BlackBerry Storm2 9550

16 January 2010
  • Excerpt: Reviewers agree that the BlackBerry Storm2, Verizon's world-roaming BlackBerry with Wi-Fi capablity, is a vast improvement over its bug-ridden predecessor, but it's still no match for more sophisticated touch-screen devices such as the Apple iPhone 3GS (*Est. $200 with contract), HTC Hero (*Est. $180 with contract) or Motorola Cliq (*Est. $100 with new contract).
  • Pros: Strong business functionality, Brilliant 3.3-inch display, Superb video playback, Wi-Fi and global 3G network support
  • Cons: Tedious touch screen, Dated user interface, Sluggish web browser, Shorter battery life than other BlackBerrys
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TELUS BlackBerry Storm2 9550 Review #1 (Video)

19 November 2009
  • Excerpt: TELUS released the BlackBerry Storm2 9550 yesterday and it’s puts the first generation of the Storm to shame.
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Videos: TELUS BlackBerry Storm2 9550

18 November 2009
  • Excerpt: A couple weeks back we got a sneak peek of the upcoming TELUS devices and one of them just happened to be the new BlackBerry Storm2 9550 that was officially…
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Overall 7

BlackBerry Storm 2 Review

10 November 2009
  • 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. Worth noting, though: The Storm 2 does have a capacitive touchscreen with software that mimics tactile resistance, unlike the clunky mechanical screen found on its predecessor. Inside, the cell phone also has more features and memory.
  • 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
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Overall 9

Expert Review

Phone Arena
29 October 2009
  • 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 points feels much more like a real keyboard.  The increased memory and new 5.0 OS proved quick and snappy with almost no lag.
  • 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
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Overall 8


27 October 2009
  • 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 MS Office documents a pleasure.
  • Pros: Large display is easy on the eyes, SurePress much improved.
  • Cons: Still no reason for the moving display.
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Overall 7

RIM BlackBerry Storm 2 (Verizon) Smartphone

PC World
14 October 2009
  • Excerpt: When the BlackBerry Storm debuted last fall, RIM's first touchscreen device received not-so-stellar reviews.
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