BlackBerry Storm 2 Specifications and Features

BlackBerry Storm 2 Features and Specifications
By Kevin Michaluk on 15 Oct 2009 12:01 am EDT
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Full Features and Specs List for the BlackBerry Storm2 9550

Official word of the next generation BlackBerry Storm is finally here. Below you can find the full specs and features list for the BlackBerry Storm2. And be sure to check out our full BlackBerry Storm2 Review which covers even more of the enhancements in detail that the spec chart doesn't dive into. Face detection while on calls?? You betcha! The BlackBerry Storm2 has a proximity sensor that turns the display off while talking (w00t!). Multi-touch for the Alt and Shift keys? That too! Check out the specs and be sure to view the review for more details.

You can also download the Storm2 spec sheet (pdf) as well as a pdf on the Storm2's gestures.

BlackBerry Storm2 Specifications

Size (LxWxD) 112.5 mm x 62 mm x 13.9 mm
Weight (battery included)
160 g / 5.65 oz
Memory
256 MB Flash memory, 2GB eMMC
Expandable Memory
MicroSD located under battery door cover (up to 16 GB) 
Battery
1400 mAhr removable/rechargeable cryptographic Lithium cell 
Battery Life
CDMA: 11.2 days standby, 5.5 hours of talk time
GSM: 12.7 days standby, 5 hours of talk time
UMTS: 11.7 days standby, 6 hours of talk time 
User Interface
Intuitive Touch Screen
Navigation
Navigation with SurePress touch screen for user selection 
Display
High-resolution 480 X 360 pixel color display 3.25" (diagonally measured)
Transmissive TFT LCD
Supports over 65,000 colors
Dynamic hardware brightness control 
Camera
3.2 MP camera, flash, auto focus, image stabilization, 2X digital zoom 
Keyboard
On screen keyboard - portrait SureType, QWERTY, and multi-tap, landscape QWERTY, portrait QWERTY 
Voice Input/Output
Integrated speaker and microphone, hands-free headset capable, Bluetooth headset capable, integrated hands-free speakerphone rated for hearing aids: M3 
Ringtones
32 polyphonic - MIDI, MP3
GPS
Integrated GPS with A-GPS
Wi-Fi
802.11 b/g enabled
Media Player
BlackBerry Media Player
Video format support: MPEG4 H.263, MPEG4 Part 2
Simple Profile, H.264, WMV
Audio format support: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA,
WMA ProPlus
Bluetooth
Bluetooth v2.1+EDR
1 ) Mono/stereo headset
2) Hands-free (HSF)
3) Phone book access profile (PBAP)
4) Serial port profile
5) Bluetooth stereo audio (A2DP/AVCRP)
6) Dial UP networking (DUN)
Headset
3.5mm stereo headset capable
Ports
Micro USB port allows charging and data synchronization of the device with a USB "A" to Micro-USB "B" cable 
Power Adapter
+5V DC/500 mA AC power adapter, with interchangeable location-specific plugs 
Network
Quad-Band: 850/900/1800/1900MHz GSM/GPRS/
EDGE networks
Single-Band: 2100 MHz UMTS/HSPA networks
Dual-Band: 800/1900 MHz CDMA/EVDO Rev A networks 
Keyboard Security
Password protection and screen lock
 

Stay in Touch

Features
Benefits
Enhanced SurePress touch screen
The innovative, clickable touch screen reacts to your touch making text input faster, more comfortable and more accurate. Use natural gestures such as pointing and clicking to interact with the features and applications. The tactile feedback reassures you that contact has been made, so there is less room for errors when you type. 
Phone
With the BlackBerry Storm2 smartphone you'll have the tools you need to make life easier. Have the features of a desktop phone with you when you're between appointments or running late. 
Send and receive text and picture
messages (SMS and MMS) 
Keep in better touch with contacts who prefer text1 and picture messaging. 
Enhanced web mail  Whether you use Gmail, AOL Mail, Windows Live or Yahoo! Mail, you can enjoy on-the-go access to your favorite supported web mail. 
View attachments
You can open some of the most popular documents and graphic attachments even when you are on the go. That includes JPEG, Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint Files.5 
Edit Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint files  Enjoy the flexibility of working on most Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint Files from just about anywhere. You will also enjoy many of the same features you do on your computer - copy and paste, change font sizes and colors, adjust bullets and numbering, and more. 
Instant Messaging
Chat from just about anywhere using Windows Live Messenger, Google Talk, Yahoo! Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger or ICQ apps built specifically for BlackBerry smartphones. 
Social networking for BlackBerry
smartphones 
Stay in touch with Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones, Flickr Photo Uploader for BlackBerry smartphones, MySpace for BlackBerry smartphones. 
 

Entertainment on the Go

Features
Benefits
Media Player
Watch your videos and listen to your music with all the excellent visual and sound quality you expect from a BlackBerry smartphone. 
Camera with auto-focus and image stabilization
With a 3.2MP digital camera built right into your BlackBerry smartphone, you can capture special moments and share them with friends, family and contacts in an email or picture message (MMS). 
Video Recording
With built-in video recording you'll love recording and watching videos. 
Expandable memory capability
The BlackBerry Storm2 smartphone comes loaded with a 2 GB embedded multimedia card to hold tons of pictures, videos, music and files you want to take with you wherever you go. And you're never limited to smartphone memory alone - you can enjoy expandable memory for your multimedia files by swapping microSD cards in and out of your smartphone 
Large, high-resolution screen
Enjoy more of what you love with the BlackBerry smartphone. Watch videos, send pictures to friends and take great pictures on your BlackBerry smartphone. The bright colorful screen provides a great viewing experience. Plus, with a screen this large, you'll see more of web pages, maps and emails, without having to scroll much. And with the large, high-resolution screen, almost everything you do on your BlackBerry smartphone is easy on the eyes. 
BlackBerry Media Sync
BlackBerry Media Sync lets you sync your desktop iTunes or Windows Media Player music files with your BlackBerry smartphone. In just a few easy steps, you can take your tunes on the go, wherever you go.10 BlackBerry Media Sync is built right into your BlackBerry Desktop Software. So if you are a Mac Computer user, just choose the "media" option and you're ready to sync your iTunes music collection from your BlackBerry smartphone onto your Mac.
Mobile streaming
Access videos, music or even sports and news clips from the web sites built for mobile streaming. The BlackBerry Storm2 smartphone is built to support fast browsing and downloads. 
 

Browse, Shop and Buy

Features
Benefits
Pre-installed BlackBerry App World storefront  Personalize your BlackBerry smartphone with apps from the BlackBerry App World storefront and discover how to put more of your life on your BlackBerry smartphone. 
 

Instant Information

Features
Benefits
Wi-Fi support
Wi-Fi delivers fast download speeds and web browsing, and can be used to provide access to BlackBerry data services in Wi-Fi hotspots or other areas with Wi-Fi networks - including your home or office.
Built-in GPS capabilities
Designed to work with BlackBerry Maps and other location based software, use it to help determine where you are and how to get where you need to be. And with the BlackBerry Storm2 smartphone, you don't have to sacrifice guidance for accessibility - you can view maps and directions even when you're using the phone. 
HTML browsing
A responsive, dynamic browsing experience to help you get the information you need, when you need it. 
BlackBerry Service
Once activated, you've got the freedom to browse the Internet, make calls or chat with an instant messaging contact, from just about anywhere. 

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Reader comments

BlackBerry Storm 2 Specifications and Features

19 Comments

Finally the moment I've been waiting for, perfect timing too, for my last check of the night. This looks like it may be worth my new every two after all!

I currently have the Storm 9530, I am in the middle of my contract and so will pay full price for the Storm2

That's how I got my first BB while still under contract. Then I gave my old phone to my mother. Now that I'm a BES Admin, I can use one of hundreds of upgradable lines. ;-)

I'm getting antsy for the launch!

I've been up for an upgrade with Verizon since May, but I have put it off constantly due to all the rumors for the Storm2. Now, not only have the majority of the rumors been confirmed, but it is time for me to get my upgrade. I'll be in line the day it goes on sale.

The best thing out of tonight is that it shows that Crackberry has some influence over the world. thanks RIM for sending out the specs, now all we need is a official release date.

I've noticed that VZW gives our business account greater discounts to lines that have been out of contract for months or years. Some of these accounts may even get the Storm2 for free!

So if you've been holding out for the new Storm, you mat get it cheaper than those who just became eligible! Hang in there gals and guys!

Kevin.. any knowledge as to the FCC ID for the 9550 (Vzw)? Where I work requires an approval from our Spectrum Management folks... would be helpful if we had that in place... thanks

I'm eligible for early upgrade in 3 days.
My plan is well above the minimum so I get annual upgrades.
Storm II here I come.

Anyone want to buy an unlocked Storm I?

I stopped by my VRW store tonight and they said it will likely be the first of November before they go on sale, do to the amot of Storm ones, they have to get rid of. They don't seem to be as nearly excited as we are for the sale or release date. My renewel is the 22 of Oct,Well time takes time.

WHAT ABOUT A FULL SCREEN CALLER ID?????? wi-fi and all of these other improvements is all well and good but what about a full screen caller id feature that I don't have to buy a stupid app to get???????????????????????????????