BlackBerry Storm 2 (Verizon Wireless)

The Good The RIM BlackBerry Storm 2 adds Wi-Fi, more memory, and an updated operating system that brings a number of feature and user interface enhancements. The revamped SurePress touch screen allows for more precision, key rollover, and limited multitouch capabilities.

The Bad BlackBerry browser isn't on par with the competition. While improved, the touch screen still takes some acclimation.

The Bottom Line The RIM BlackBerry Storm 2 brings some welcome additions, such as Wi-Fi, updated software, and a better touch interface, but it's going to face some serious competition from Verizon's upcoming touch-screen smartphones.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 7.0
7.3 Overall

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Review

BlackBerry Storm 2 (Verizon Wireless)

Editors' note: This review has been updated since the original publish date with ratings after receiving final software for the product.

Let's be honest. Research In Motion's first foray in the world of the touch-screen smartphones wasn't exactly a smashing success. The RIM BlackBerry Storm was riddled with bugs and performance issues, which were resolved with subsequent software updates, but still, the damage had been done. However, there are high hopes that the RIM BlackBerry Storm 2 will wash away all those bad memories and start afresh, and in many ways it does, but we still have our reservations.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $450
  • Brand BlackBerry
  • Service Provider Verizon Wireless
  • Diagonal Size 3.25 in
  • Weight 5.64 oz
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