Contest: BlackBerry Storm 2 Coming in June?

BlackBerry Storm 2 Coming in June?!
By Kevin Michaluk on 19 May 2009 05:05 pm
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Login to CrackBerry.com and leave a comment to this blog post for your chance to possibly win a BlackBerry Storm 2. Full Contest Details Below!

There's lots of buzz around the interwebs today that the BlackBerry Storm 2 could be hitting store shelves much sooner than most of us would think, with rumors suggesting a release as early as before the end of this month or sometime in June. As much as I would LOVE for this to pan out to be true, my CrackBerry gut says we'll all have to wait a little longer than that to get our hands on a store-purchased model.

Our best info right now slates pre-production of the next generation Storm (which RIM internally refers to by the codename BlackBerry "Odin") to begin early next month and from there an official release is usually a couple months out (VZW's technical acceptance process usually takes 2-3 weeks on a device, so even if they approved it off the first pre-production run we'd still be looking at July). And this is Verizon were talking about here... the pickiest of the carriers... who also have the BlackBerry Tour 9630 to roll out still and after a less-than-stellar Storm 1 experience won't want to put out Storm 2 until it's ready. And they won't want to stack the 9630/Storm 2 releases too close to eachother. At this point, I'd rate a May release as impossible, a June launch as potentially possible but improbable, a July release as targeted/more realistic but tight (think end of the month, fingers crossed), an August launch as more likely but if you throw in the usual BlackBerry/Verizon delays then I wouldn't even be suprised to see it launch later than that. As always in the world of BlackBerry, all will be known with time.

Storm 2 Before the End of June Contest: Let's have some fun here! I'd love to see a June launch happen. I really would. I just don't think it will. So to that end, we'll take a gamble and run one helluva contest.... LEAVE a comment to this blog post. For every day that the BlackBerry Storm 2 is on sale in the month of June 2009 we'll give one away to a CrackBerry member. So if the Storm 2 is available for purchase on June 1st, we'll give away 30 Storm 2's over the course of the month. If it's available on June 15th, we'll give away 16. If it's available on the 30th, we'll give away one. And if it doesn't go up for sale in June at all, we'll give away none. Should make for an interesting month, huh? Leave a comment for your chance to win!

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davidnyc

I'm hoping for a June 1st release! Thanks CrackBerry!

Fidelio_o

Crackberry paying for my storm 2? Count me in. lol,

LonelyGreg15

My old phone went through the wash in March, and I've had to use a RAZR for the past few months. Now I'm just waiting for the BB storm 2 to come out.

elementfire180

I Love my STORM! But STRONGER, FASTER, SMARTER Storm came out, id like to win one! Thanks for the opportunity CRACKBERRY!!

secretsexyninja

so the more you comment? the better your chance to win? i think thats how their counter works..

GreatSave31

Kevin, I would love one! But the release date will be around Friday, July 10th! Sorry, no winners. But I am the closet to the release date. Thanks "Q".

BlitzZkrieG

Crackberry please provide me a Storm 2 as I will not be eligible to upgrade until at least December. Thank you

bangor1323

Come on CrackBerry! I just got my Storm in March! 22 more months until I can upgrade! GIVE ME A STORM 2 PLEASE!

tgoode24

you can upgrade you device once every 20months bangor.

TX-Realtor

I have been researching the Blackberry Storm and everyone I work with likes it. I started researching and thats when I found your sight.

Sure could use one!

rmm4590

Come on june 1st!!!!

Weldzar

It would be fantastic!

the_elf

What happened to the email blasts that announced the new contests?

Daisy Dee

I am hoping they release it June first to up my chances of winning one!!!!

jb5674

Hurry, I need a new berry - pearl is getting old

rhynoplaz

I'm going to bet on no sooner than a July release, and thats being optimistic. Who knows? We might be surprised and its at least worth throwing in a post... just in case!

witenko

I want the hook-up. My storm is old and wrinkly. I need to trade her in for a younger model.

doxa sub750T

Come On, RIM you can do it in June :)

Cheers

djcyph

it would be amazing if you guys hooked it up!

Casey09

The blackberry storm definitely raised the bar in some aspects. But the rush to release it before Christmas left it pretty bugged. Can't wait to see what they can do with a 2nd chance. I own a storm and i find it frezing often and it has a dead corner on the screen at the bottom right...annoying.

sgtboots

I have a Storm on it's way and I don't know to keep it or not. Too much bad stuff about it, not enough good.

nj2tx123

give it a shot, see if YOU like it not what others say

remps

I agree - try it and draw your own conclusions. Would you trust the *average* person that comments here about anything else in your life? If not, then why would you about a phone? different strokes.

GiGi_37

Give it a shot. I've got a storm and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

Benny386

I bought the first storm DAY 1 and LOVE IT - the storm 2 can only get better! Plus, I've never won anything on here and I think it's about time!

Sprank1

It would be very cool to win a Storm 2 - PLEASE :)

Mordecaidrake

For the love of god and all that is holy pick me! =p

joedirt2217

I love my Storm and cannot wait until the new one comes out!

Venc

but so cool!!

I want 30 ;)

mz3_2000

30 chances to win!!! :)

smarkow

I'd be happy to accept a free Storm 2!

slope420jo

Commercials for the 1st storm is stilll airing.... RIm can go fuck themselves

Andy348

I certainly won't turn down a Storm 2 =]

elmedir

Although, it still kinda sucks that it is coming out so soon and that we storm 1 users get shafted with the older device. Oh well, here's to contests!!

D_Dog

I agree. And don't give me that "early adopter" BS argument. This is a very expensive phone from a very reputable Business Class company and it was a huge fail. I don't care if it's the first phone of it's kind, it should work well regardless.

Midnight Q

just because it would drive me nuts.

(How can you half expect something?)

doug22

hmm maybe i can take the screen off of my winning storm 2 to replace the screen of my dust infested storm 1...and what OS will Storm 2 be running, .75 or a beta?

D_Dog

Ya, dust infested is right. When I'm out in the sun I can barely see the screen through all the dust, ridiculous!

oolunchbox

my storm 1 has been acting crazy lately. hook up a new one!

kblade98

The Storm 2 will be released June 27th

fierywater

Might as well leave a post. Nothing to lose! :)

cfreese66

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Please!!!!

Daisy Dee

where is your Optimism? RIM ought to be on their game in this type of economy, now a days!

Krazykarlvb

Really doubt there is a chance of it coming out even before November.

nicholsd

Interested in a BB Storm 2 since I do not like my first edition storm. I have been using RIM since the old 957 on Sktel and I am a dedicated fan and user. However many upgrades are needed to the first edition storm, so if a second one is coming in June and I dont win this contest I will be paying full price for it. Please Please Please make it happen RIM, update the storm 1 or release the storm 2...

Lucas6688

On my contract I have 18 months until i'm eligible for an upgrade. Replacing my Storm, with the Storm 2 in less then two months from now would rock!

p.s.~ I love my Storm...but it's time for his little brother to blow us all away.

russellwilliam

i'm excited to see what the new storm brings to the blackberry family hopefully it's alot better then the first storm.

maverick96#CB

I'm Definitely down for a STORM 2 BABY!!!!!!!

attathomeguy

Lets hope these rumors are true and that I win a storm 2

Fabmaclover

but it s a storm so i am in :)

tripph11

hope it comes out on June 1st!!

uncleman

There's gonna be a LOT of unhappy Storm 1 owners....myself included....unless we get some kind of deal to upgrade.

BrettIwana

I agree this has actually made me very made... Are storm one users going to get the shaft? Lets start a movement!!! We should all get early upgrades!!!!

MoneyOverBitches01

I agree!!! It would probably be impossible (but the best case scenario) if we got a free upgrade to the Storm 2. Probably won't happen but even if they said we could pay $100 for an upgrade to the Storm 2 i would do that. Thats the least they could do, but LETS HOPE FOR THE STORM 2 TO COME OUT SOOOON AND A FREE UPGRADE :)

D_Dog

Yes, I will leave. I will pay my termination fee and leave. I'll take all 6 phones and plans I have with Verizon and give my $500 a month to a company that doesn't F*&% over it's customers.

cvlowe

They ALL f- over their customers.

2PlusTheFoul

Since I didn't win before with the Bold..and since I'm deciding to stay the CDMA way...I think I should be one of the ones to win the Storm 2 lol

lainsauto

now if I could win the 2 life would not be so bad...but heck good luck to all!

Budo

I think a release date of the end of June is more likley.

vx1

I like it :) gimme a piece of the action baby!!!

amgala

gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme!

fbihawk

If the Storm 2 comes out in June, I'm driving to the nearest Verizon store and chucking my Storm 1 through the window. With .75 software of course (because that's about all it's good for)

taylde5

here's hoping for a june 1 launch with such an exciting contest on the table

NailLady_1

Ouch!! That could get painful.......but I've got them crossed hoping for a June 1st release and that I can be the lucky one or one of thirty!! Wooooohooooooooo! :D

Joe91313

If this launches I'll be surprised, but if it does I would love a storm 2

playsoutside

I just don't see it happening in June. I hope I'm wrong.

ddarvish

maybe this storm 2 can fix my storm 1

dilorenzo

you didnt mention a year, so basically we can hope that the release will be postponed to 2010 =)

charroch

I don't even know what I'd do with a Storm 2, but dagnabbit, it's free, and by golly, who doesn't love free?

rootbeersoup

And no I'm not talking about Black Beans

Jimc19

I have the first one and i'm about throw mine out the window help me please

Captain_Choppy

Bring it home baby give us a Storm 2 in June! (only because I'll have a chance to win one, never mind me being upset about recently getting a Storm 1)

CThomas032

I love my Storm, but would love to love it more! Storm 2 for me Please!

APic02

I LOVE ME SOME CRACKBERRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RockYork#CB

i'M HOPING IT COMES OUT JUNE 1ST!

nedqadams

Well hopefully it'll be more of the phone many of us expected.

ammaredt

i would love to win a storm 2 if they go on sale in june but i will feel like i got jipped, along with everyone else, with my storm #1/2

ALCie

Cool concept. I would definitely love a Storm 2. I'm secretly jealous of Storm owners even though I would not trade my 8900 in for one.

Yash

Hoping for 1 or more.
Or is that selfish?
...nah, its good for Crackberry, right? As long as I'm picked ;)

flamingkitties

Gimmie.
Free stuff is ace.

lordnikonz

I bought the Storm 1 and now want the Storm 2 hook me up Crackberry!!!!

Matticus82

If i get a storm 2, will it fight an epic battle with my curve?

slchusky

well...might as well get on here and hope for the best...maybe I will have a shot if it comes out on the first

jbautz

Lets see an OS for the storm first

edeboer68

Cant wait for that to come out!!!

alextsou

PLEASE! so we have 30 chances to win! I want one!

fu53d

I can't wait!!! If I win one, than it all will be worth it....CB!!!

th3h0ff

Heres hoping! Although I do like my Storm :) I personal like being able to upgrade to all the leaked software and find the right one for me!

lyoko37

Best Contest Ever Kevin!

I would love to win one :)

Gold

I hope they take there time with this devise, after the storm 1 disaster they should only release it when its ready

GabrielEF#AC

I will take one if someone gives it to me; FWIW, I love my Storm 1...

LuisT

Hopefully the STORM 2 COMES OUT on JUNE 1st!! :) CRAZY CONTEST!

Good LUCK!

aragon7

This is a risky contest... but I'll take one! :p

janedo1586#CB

I'll bite! I'd like a free BB.

bronxlou

If they release the Storm 2 before they have a stable OS for the original Storm, I'm afraid you will see a very disgruntled bunch of Verizon customers. One way to solve this is have The Storm 2 OS also be compatable with the Original Storm.

If Verizon thinks they will be able to sell another Storm without first class support they are sadly mistaken.

secretsexyninja

yeah.. what the heck.. better be a major MAJOR os overhaul.. otherwise who gives a rip?? plus i dont have $600 bucks to just blow right now

addicted2tech

I can't wait for some new blackberries to come out. My boyfriend and I are getting our first ones!

Tazzman68

I know not to count on it, but here's to hoping for a June 1st release!

nyick

I would smash and blend my old storm :D no jk -_- seriously..

Morf32

Great contest, CB! Holla! Although I am also doubting it will be out in June, here's to me being wrong so some of us can win it! Woot!

colls68

I like my Storm but would like to try the storm 2. Sign me up.

n0t0ryus1

Cant wait to see how many comments this generates!

Nonetheless heres +1 and Count me in!

swarlos

That would be awesome if it did come out in a few weeks but with so little info on it so far it would be a miracle. Still I want one PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME

tomklyn

hell yeah i could use a new blackberry

dude0909

I hope it goes on sale a lot a days

dgalanter

I want to win it. Make me win it. PLEASE?

SouthernSaltine

I am ALL IN for a FREE STORM 2!!! Crackberry is the BEST when it comes to giveaways!! Thanks guys, and hope I win!!!

ZachDasher

the first one is great, the 2nd one is gonna rock!!

crakedparrot

I have everything I can crossed... ouch!

wingzero1

Chance to win a free crackberry...heck sign me up!

saranita

I want it! 'nuff said lol

Mrsb08

I want the Storm 2....pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty please!!!!!!!

codemaker

I am very skeptical on this one. Still a free phone is a good phone. Good enough to sell and buy a tour anyway... No storm hate though. I'm on sprint, so I have no use for it. I would probably give it to one of my buddies or sell it if I won.

blevin3

I really want the Tour but am definitely intrigued by this Storm 2 deal. I'm willing to try my luck at winning one though! Thanks CrackBerry.com you're the best!

patrick.butler

Please give me a storm 2...plleeaaaaaasee. Your the best Crackberry!!

BBROCKR

I wouldn't mind winning a Storm 2.

thezman

Hook me up with a Storm 2! I'd love to get my hands on that bad boy.

coltshouse#CB

Dear crackberry i cant beleave that they are coming out with a storm 2 when i have the first one that is a horable phone with alot of problems. They should give the ones that have the first storm the new one if its better then this peice of junk.The new os better be good if they ever relese it. thank you crackberry your the best wiley davidson

leathernuts#WP

me me me me me please please please. Thank you

anglstrmoon

I hope to see the Storm 2 go on sale in early June!

nodron

I for one am keeping my fingers crossed that the Storm 2 comes out in June

brianburgos91

pleeassse let it be a june 1st release, i want to upgrade!

malicefox

But hey, why not try just incase? :)

aaronbyarbrough

I guess we all knew it was going to happen. Not this soon though.

metal4rock

I love you crackberry!:D
I doubt we will see a storm 2 by June.
To be honest.. the sooner I see it the angrier I will be. A Storm 2 this soon? My storm is still a baby.
But.. I would love a storm 2 to replace my storm!

tms1521

I will say June 26th. If they are saying the end of the month, then a Friday release would be sufficient and sales would then go crazy on Saturdays and Sundays...perfect timing.

gehx

umm....give us a good update for storm 1 please ;)

I want to win a storm 2!

jellyfisher123

dont see it coming out before the 9630

archpopoy

Best.
contest.
ever.
yet.
ever.

davnel78

hell yeah! I'd love to win one of those.. *fingers crossed*

rk1991

I hope it comes out june 1st

erock90

Just let me know where to pick up my storm 2

zeiroe

GADS! I'll be upset if they release the storm 2 without fixing the OS first. All the hardware in the world won't mean a thing if the software that's running it is crap.

fortinbrasa

RIM is probably trying to keep people excited about BB devices since there are rumors of the iphone releasing in mid July.

Headshrink

You took the words right out of my mouth. I find the timing very coincidental. Especially, since the iphone is suppose to add several features that have been lacking i.e. cut and paste, pic MMS, etc. A free and Better Storm would actually keep me from peeking over the fence. lol

springrusty

Dont get your panties all in a bunch when it doesnt come out till November but I'd love to see it soon. I have the Storm now and its ok but just not your typical BlackBerry.

prefect127

Craziness. I hope I win!

cancerkilla23

it will be out just in time for july 4th weekend...pisses me off as a storm 1 owner though...would have waited if i had known back in jan...

serpico

I was about to pick up a Storm this week! Just waiting for the Best Buy to give me a call about when new stock arrives because they were sold out on Sunday. Ah man, now what to do?! But on the flip side am I going to deal with Storm 2 OS bugs?! LOL

gomez72000

so happy i returned my storm but getting tired of the 8330

NinjaRAT

Ridiculous that my Storm 1 isn't even a year old, and a new one is in the wings. Wonder how much I can get for mine on Craigslist...not much, I guess.

Here's rolling the dice for my only chance to upgrade.

JaiPheht

doubt it would come out this early, but i'll leave a comment anyways!

Hairbear1954

Well, here we go again! Another awesome contest by Crackberry! C'mon guys get this phone out quickly and see what happens...Sure would like to win one of these puppies!!

vjinmA

I never win anything, but I'll take a shot for the Storm 2.

LetMeClearMyThroat

might as well get in on the action..

good luck all!

hognelson

That would be a crazy release...

Rampage9

Common Storm 2 in June!

mingus007

Just driving up the CB Google ratings, but you've just GOT to reward a goofy (highly improbable pay-out) contest like this! LOL. Genius for thinking it. So let the Google ratings soar (again!).

ribby18#CB

Sweet, hope I win one! :)

PaloAltoWorldView

September the earliest possible (15%). October most likely (55%). November a reasonable (30%) probability.

Jonavin

Hope the prize will be unlocked.

jnixbb09

I would love my first Storm to work perfect, but in all reality I should have known it would have had its quirks. Now having a chance to get the new Storm 2 would make this journey much better... I would really like to win this one.

Unicorn56

I don't beleive it will be out in June, but I truly hope they get some of the problems with Storm 1 ironed out in Storm 2. If they do I will get one (or 2.) I have been generally satisfied with my Storm but an OS upgrade would be good. I don't hold out much hope that a Storm 2, rushed to market so quickly, will have a better OS. I bought 2 Storms on launch day after standing in line for 5 hours in the cold and dark. If it does launch in June, I would be happy to get a free one shipped to me in the comfort of my nice warm home ;-)

frappa#CB

I highly doubt we will see a June release. But if we do, I should win!

cap10mark

Hmmm....a new Storm before an upadated OS. Thumbs up!

Referman07

that sucks I just got my storm 2wks ago.
I hope I win 1 than

lifetimerufan

Here's hoping for a June 1st release

KINDERknm

After much debate my wife and u upgraded from our curve phones to the storm. While I would love to see the new dwviceout so soon I would be annoyed if there wasn't some plan to help our current owners upgrade. I like the device overall but after use I dint like the click screen and u really think the os needs to speedier.

Go Bucks

would love to have a storm!

k_kolb11

C'mon Verizon, release it June 1.

NCGiant

love my storm, not sold on the storm 2 concept yet

yogirl#AC

Oh I hope it comes out in june.

jarug40

lets go blackberry, i want one

bigairskier11

Pick Me Pick Me!!!! Crackberry youre the best

tonytouch_28

Come on Crackberry, hook me up!!!!!

SAVJR

Than to get a new phone (Storm 2). I can't wait to see what happens to both phones and certainly would like to win. Or at least get a working OS

K3VlN

want one! You just gotta pick me!

barnabyh

Have had my Storm from day one, and love it....here's to hoping Storm 2 launches June 1st!!

Legobricke

Verizon....

Do something right and get us a NEW STORM!

Lego

Local40

RIM is really surprising us with this new phone. I'm personally elated!

enginerd

I really hope that the storm 2 is launched soon, I would love a new phone.

USArmyWife1982

Id sell my soul for one.... not really but i REALLLLLY want one

Dirrtymiller

it would be the storm 2!!!! Don't forget about me.

bluecrack

I wanna win the next headache from Verizon lol

roro42

I would love to see a Storm in June. Bring it to me Jobu!

fbriansmith

Hey I would love a BB Storm 2! I have a trip to England in June and my curve 8330 doesn't work there. What a going away gift this would be!

Skia

I'd like to see if it really comes out by June. Here's to hoping that VZW does their homework and it debuts ith no drama.

my berry is black

Oooh, if the hardware improvements will make it better than the Storm 1, then please hand one to me.

Back-space

I want to "possibly" win a storm 2 :)

PvT

I've won nothing before, maybe I'll win nothing again...

Hunts99

Would be disappointing to see it released so early after Storm 1 so I have to get in on the action to get the newer, better version!

jeffg22

Hey, my birthday's in June! This would be a heckuva birthday present!

- Jeff

jskolm85

No way VZW releases this thing June. Putting my X on the line in the hopes that I am wrong..... but Highly doubt they will release this thing that quickly.... I am 'guessing' closer to the Holiday like the Original Storm was....

schandor

I guess I'd be willing to give it a go. :-)

timstorm

I highly doubt it will be done by June. I also hope if it does its an actual finished phone. In case it is released here is my comment for the contest.

jorGeorge

Wow, very interesting contest! Would love to win! Pick me!!!

jwp902

Winner winner chicken dinner

cbombaz

I'd love to get a free upgrade! IT'd be GreeeeeAT!

SouthernSaltine

THIS IS GREAT!! If this thing comes out in June that will be NICE.

crackberry4life

Storm 2 here we come! Whoo hoo!

benzworm

i don't see it happening

b51

Don't think there's a chance of this at all.....buttttt.... can't pass this up and risk kicking myself later just on the offchance..... haha

3rd_Collective

Was gonna say hope it comes out in July, right in time for my Bday but then there wouldn't be any to give out. lol Here's to hoping for a June 1 release!

ruvcan

This is a fun concept for a contest! I hope it get released on the 1st!

sk817

whats the process of you guys picking people because i never get picked.

alexandrk

I need this so bad, I want this sooo bad, I will do anything for a Storm 2....

JinSD

June would be great. Looking forward to my first BB!

salilsp

It'd be AWSOME to win a Storm 2... especially if it lacks the SurePress.

bearcat237

The only way I'll be able to own one of these before my new every 2 is if I win this contest of somehow recieve into a large sum of money!

rangersguy22

COMMMMMMON STORM 2 in JUNE

MUZIK808

Im lovin' my .141 STORM now. and so is the "wifey"!
Im ready for the TOUR or the STORM 2 now!!
C-C-C-C CRACK!!!!!

asianguy80

help out 30 members here!

blizzardb

Pick me pick me pick me......thanks!

HeavyComponent

Another contest that catches my eye, but I never win anything. I got nothing to lose and everything to gain so why not. Wish me luck!

chitnblr71

wow just got mine 3 months ago, and another one is about to be launched. but im happy for the chance to get my hands on one...

mjvisuals

My husband originally had a storm but got so frustrated with it, that he exchanged it for the curve! I stuck with mine, and with all the assistance on this site, it works just fine IMHO... However, if Verizon is willing to sell this Storm 2 in June... I will consider it, but I would love you guys more if I won it! ;)

asylvia

now that i notice my storm 1 has dust under the screen!!!

snovik

Talk about the contest with the least chances....

fenderjazz

on Tmob would be even better. probably not going to happen

chayes995

I love my Storm, but would love to love it more! Storm 2 for me Please!

yungbsta

Please pick me for once!!!! I REEAALLYY NEEEED THIISS!!

jh70095

Funny and interesting contest.

KD1334

This could (would) be the perfect entry into the smartphone market for me...

SenorLoco

Sweet contest idea. I hope its out in June and I hope I win :)

ejmck55

I would love to see a Storm 2 come out by June. That would be awesome!!

JBB89

Why not? Worth a shot.

drs64

I could use this to replace my oh so wonderful storm "1"..oh the possibilities...

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