BlackBerry Storm2 Emulator Found on Verizon's Website

Verizon BlackBerry Storm2 Emulator
By Kevin Michaluk on 22 Oct 2009 04:38 pm EDT
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Despite its announcement by both Research in Motion and Vodafone one week ago today, Verizon has yet to formally announce the BlackBerry Storm2 though they're clearly ramping up for its ultimate launch. We already saw the Storm2 360 degree demo buried on their website. Next up, new CrackBerry member djkhl930 just discovered the BlackBerry Storm2 emulator sitting on verizonwireless.com, usable and just waiting to get pushed to the live Storm2 site. You can click the image above to jump over and get a feel for the new touch screen BlackBerry.

This is so frustrating. Verizon, can we pleeeeaazzze just announce the Storm2 already?

Topics: News & Rumors

34 comments

chudson85

Rolls Eyes...release date?

nupe0205

this has to mean its coming out soon

jtwebfusion

Their memory specs are different from Kevin's specs. What's up with that?

vlkers7171

I can really feel the difference in the clicking....:-)...im so not funny, sorry

Vin

Checked out the about section in options. Running .224 Interesting. My S1 is running .323.

djkhl930

I was surprised to see that you posted so quickly I had created a new thread. Great work Kevin and Crackberry

s4bill

Are these phone specs accurate?

Unicorn56

Looks like someone just forgot to change the memory specs from those of S1 to S2?

jr0065#CB

Their lack of announcment re: releasing this thing is getting ridiculous

Bob.Loblaw

agreed! i used to be excited about my first BB. now i'm just.. eh.

moosc

wow i hope its wrong 128mb of flash yuck

s4bill

Is Verizon displaying 3G instead of 1XEV on their devices now?

Kevin Michaluk

Hey Guys,

No, that's the right amount of memory showing... under Options > Memory it's showing about 120megs of free Application Space. The means it has 256 to begin with. If it only had 128 to begin with, it would be showing like 30 - 40 megs free for apps. Devices like the Tour and Curve 8900 with 256 show the same amount.

However, that's a really old version of OS 5.0 already. It'll ship with much newer.

Mad-Scientist

Interesting date and OS version.

egsurfer700

The OS shown is of an earlier release than that of the leaked OS for our 9530's... Interesting indeed.

330eye

You would think the emulator would show WiFi. I suspect that they are using the Storm1 for much of the information.

mikryd

Check "Manage Connections". It's there. Just turned off

jwhit719

They have waited on this so long that I am considering the Droid now. I know its not all RIMs fault but I am getting angry.

Bob.Loblaw

same here! i found some news on that so i mind as well wait for the droid.

bb-rookie

I really dont think verizon cares about the storm2. I think there pushing the Droid and thats all they care about right now. I deffinitly want the storm2, but I will wait and go play with the Droid (email,text,picture,etc...) and see how fast or slow it is compaired to my storm 1. Storm2 please don't let me down...

sakgwea

VZW is just trying to do a "new thing" and drop phones and not be "advertisey" (if thats a word LoL)

sdmeltz1979

I spoke to a VZW rep about 10 mins ago and they told me that, the storm 2 has passed all tests and is now coming soon. Hope this means it will be here on sunday

chriscook.sv

case and point. If you do android you need to wait for HD2.

Upstreammiami

hahahahashahahahahahahahahahahaahahhahahahaha

Soco_Jon

thats where the Storm2 seems be...i was excited but i ive lost all excitement now..i dont think verizon seems to care about this device.theyre all wrapped up in android..and quite frankly..i dont blame em...but ever since i updated to .230 then to .323 i dont really care for the storm2. theres a storm theme with today plus/ dual sliding dock and glow icons like the bold 9000 that every storm owner should have. i just bought it today and its the best theme thus far..its onyl .99 too..i love it. in the crackberry store (via blackberry) its under specials.

jarrod.sward

I just confirmed that the Blackberry Storm 2 will be released on October 28, 2009. I obtained this information from the Verizon Business Sales division. It will be released to all channels on October 28th.

hocks16

lol same as the storm1... what a joke

Bryan Owens

It's not. The OS on the emulator is just really out dated. See the Crackberry review on the Storm 2 by visiting http://crackberry.com/blackberry-storm2-review. The OS that that device has is far more recent.

russ131

anyone else notice that if you check it out, this says its running .224 despite the .323 leak for storm1 yesterday? I assumed it was the release for Storm2. Any ideas?

sakgwea

so why is the contact name "Joe Smith" and the contact pic is of a female? I know it can be a females name, but by default i thought it was a guys...LoL

Headshrink

It's interesting to hear all the little errors folks are finding in Verizons marketing of the Storm2. I dont know if that installs any buyers confidence in me. When the company doesnt seem to give a damn about the release of this phone.

nemo-maritime

I went to the page but it gave me an error..... that he page does not exist or has been moved?