Contest: BlackBerry Storm 2 Coming in June?

BlackBerry Storm 2 Coming in June?!
By Kevin Michaluk on 19 May 2009 05:05 pm EDT

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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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Contest: BlackBerry Storm 2 Coming in June?



This is a way for them to get you back for releasing those photos. RIM should release the device on June 1, so that you will have to provide 30 handsets. Of course, I am not saying this to benefit RIM or harm Kevin, I just want 30 shots at a free Storm 2! Come'on baby!

but I don't think there is chance it will be out in June, however I am almost always wrong so who knows.

I hope they put out more info on it and make it worth getting as far as more features and a better program.

i was not a fan of the clicky screen of the storm 1, but if this second storm is really a non-click version, it may be worth a try. let's do it!~

In a perfect world, the following things would happen:

1. The Storm 2 would launch on June 1st
2. Only 30 people would comment on this post.
3. This comment would be the 30th.

But since that ain't happening, I'm gonna post my thoughts, "I want a Storm 2!!" and hope for the best.

Good Luck everyone!!

Holy crap! I hope it gets released on the 1st. I also hope that I win one now...

CrackBerry is awesome, as always. I wonder how many entries there will be.

If the Storm 2 was released in June, I am sure that the Storm would be phased out within 30 days and completely forgotten.

This is just their solution to fixing the Storm's problems.

a storm two would be awsome...but are they really going to abandon the original storm like this??

on a side note....bring on the storm 2

Buying a storm in Nov and then having a new one 6months later kinda stinks. but being able to get a new one free would make my day!

Heres to hoping this makes it to the retail market sooner than later. Love my Storm and love this site. Rock on!

if it does it would be really nice to get one for free, instead of trying to barter for one with my current storm.

Trust me I love my storm and verizon but there is no chance its coming out next month, but I have been wrong before

What better way to take the sting out of the replacement of my Storm 1 being released so soon than to have a chance of winning it's replacement.

So the storm 2 is going to make its appearance, well since a lot of attention was not given to the first one lets hope this one is much improved, wifi sounds neat, i hear no click screen thats what i thought made it unique, but hey, never know.

Praying for a 1st June release! Re-tweeting this to the world, thanks @crackberrykevin

Timber4483 aka

Wow, best contest ever guys! Here's to hoping for a June 1 release for 30 chances at the new Storm 2. And let's also hope that it doesn't suck as bad as the Storm 1!

If Storm 2 comes out so soon after the release of Storm One They are going to have a lot of angry customers. Lets hope Verizon has the sense to offer the original Storm owners a chance to upgrade early and or a discount. We BB owners have had to put up with a lot to get our Storms working properly. I am on my third unit and have upgraded the software at least eight times. This represents a lot of work to get the phone to where it should have been on release day.

This should prove to be very interesting. I'm crossing my fingers for a 1 June release. Make it so VZW... LMAO

If it were to come out in July; that would make for an interesting month with the new Iphone and Palm Pre making there way to the world.

I can actually feel it, this BB is a home run. Maybe even a grand slam!

It would be nice to win a new Storm 2 but I would not have a problem buying one if it works much better then the first 1. I would not want it to come out to early, unless there were no bugs to work out.

This would make me much happier, since I am one of those that bought the first Storm and now has to wait forever for an official update from Verizon, if it will ever come. A Storm 2 in June would fix that! :-)

Coming from the storm after waiting in line for this one, I would like to win the Storm 2...i am not sure if I'll get this one on my own, but most likely I will be waiting for the Tour. But if crackberry so happens to pick my name, I will gladly accept and use this phone to the fullest extend!!

As long as I win a free one! If not I will forever hate Verizon for releasing the second version 7 months after the original.

Ok, so I get my storm up and going as it should out the box, I can get an upgraded form of it... YES!!!!

Release date Storm owner here 11/21/08! Despite the headaches I have been getting with my Storm I want/hope this device to be what keeps me from going back to deal with the devil that is AT&T and get the (yes I know this is considered blasphemy on this site) iphone. What can I say, I likes my touch screen technologies. I was a Dare owner before the Storm but was not satisfied with it's e-mail and media services. My Storm is great at both of those but I still have to put up with the occasional lag,.75 here, im also a mac user which I soon realized that RIM and Apple no likey one another so no leaked OS's for me. That said, the released pics of the Storm 2 makes my Storm look like the attractive mom to the "HOT DAMN" that is the Storm 2. Well if this is released this Summer here is to at least hoping they release an official OS update for the Storm with it. Anyway ciao.

6 months after I buy a Storm, they are already replacing it?? Come on.

Verizon better offer us a deal on upgrading...that is if I don't win one (which I would be overjoyed about).

You guys really don't think this thing is launching in June, do you? Sadly, I don't either, but I'll gladly take one from you if it does.


It seems very unlikely that Verizon will have a Storm 2 on sale in June. With what I have read waiting for a Tour announcement, my guess would be August.

Verizon needs to give a free Strom 2 to all of us testers (oops sorry I mean customers). Hopefully the new one will have a fantastic operating system.

Is it possible that its ALREADY for sale? Through the magic of some new RIM in vention, like Suresale? (Quick, trademark that!)

Where is my Delorean, I need to hcek the posts from November 2009, where we are still waiting for the Storm2, the 9630 and a fix for my dam 9530!

OS has been leaked, and yep, its sucks too.

This is Verizon we're talking about. This ain't going to cost you a penny. "No Storm 2s for you" as the RIM Nazi would say.

If it is that fast, i.e. May/June, it makes me wonder IF the Storm/9530 will get firmware update by then... or if it will be after the Storm 2 release...

If it is released in June, Hey, I'd like to have a chance to win one...

Hells YEAH I'd like one. Sign me up! P.S. I don't think I'll mention anything to my friends unless I have the box in my hands.... ;)

Hopefully It'll release on June 1st. It will give me a better chance at winning something on here.

It would be awfully generous of you kind sir to send a lovely "Odin" my way. You're totally awesome, thank you kind sir :)

Please let me win the Storm 2, i cant believe RIM decided to put all of their energy into another phone instead of getting the first one right. for some reason i dont anticipate a discount for the new phone nor do expect a new OS for the original Storm so please let me win. Please please please please!!!!!!

I just got done speaking with a rep I know at Verizon. I told here that with all the problems I have had with my Storm I can't change to another blackberry because they don't offer anything currently to replace it. She took all my information and put into her notes the problems I've been having and said that they will take this into consideration when the Storm 2 is released. So if you have a Storm on Verizon and it still isn't right (I'm on my 4th phone now) call them and voice your compaints. This might help all of us get a disacount when the Storm 2 releases.

As far as June? I'm not holding my breath..........

I seriously doubt the Storm2 will sell soon but if it does, I still don't want one. I'll take the Tour before Storm2. I have a Storm and its OK but RIM/Verizon's inability to produce an update is driving me to purchase a BlackBerry with QWERTY keys. No more touchscreen unless its the iPhone.

I got the Storm when it came out, and although it has its problems, I love it! And if I can get one for free, worth a shot!

Storm 2 on June 1st! Storm 2 on June 1st! Storm 2 on June First! Does saying it 3 times fast increase my chances of winning?????

I really like my storm, But I am always good for an upgrade. But I can't believe it would be out this soon.

kind of makes me wish i'd held out longer, but had no idea the storm 2 would be coming this soon. oh well, if nothing else i can always wait on the storm 3 (which at this rate should be out early next year lol)

I can't believe that Verizon will rush this phone out that soon. I will believe it when I actually see it. They should learn their lesson from the original Storm release and the software problems that it had because they rushed it to market.

Free would be great! Thanks crackberry! Baring that though... I certainly hope VZW offers a stellar deal to those of us who've suffered through the first version!

I love the first one, but like all things the second generation is always going to be better! Come on June 1st release!!!

I've never tried going for anything in a contest on this site, but hey I wouldn't mind a Storm 2! :-D

Hopefully this comes true!

jumping out on a limb there kevin. don't think june is going to happen. but would love to see u give away 30

I can't wait for this phone. My Storm now would be almost perfect if it the os was perfected. But, adding wifi, making it thinner, better touch screen, and and a few more unconfirmed upgrades, makes it a winner in my book.

It would be great to see 30 people get a new Storm 2, and I would love to be the 22nd person to get one, which would mean getting one on my birthday! :-)

I have returned two BlackBerry Storms due to contact issues, and I'm still having issues with #3. I tried, I honestly tried, to upgrade the OS but even that would not work. I'm in Storm hell but I'm still a BlackBerry user...but my face is brused from trying to get a consistent user experience with Storm 1!

I'm definitely not ready for this to come out yet !!! i've lost my job, and my phone's about to get cut off !! c'mon man !! blackberry give me some time to get my stuff together first !!!

using the STORM and happy with it ..
can't wait till i get the STORM2 ..
i want it want it want it want it want it want it want it want it want it ..
PLEASE let it be me ..
let me feel luck for once ..
hehe ..
love ya CRACKBERRY ..
alwayz #1 ..

Good chance to win.. Why not throw my hat into the mix. First, no one wanted to believe 'deuce' was coming out in 09, now peeps want it by next month. LOL. It's still a BB.. I'll take it.

It would be amazing if they actually released the storm 2 this early, but who knows! I'd love to get one for free :P

I would LOVE for the storm 2 to be available in June but I don't see it happening. If it does I still want to try to win one.

Let me see, how do I answer this politely????? Well I'd rather stick my testicles in a deep fryer, then hit them with a shot of dry ice, throw em on a BBQ and then let the crows pick at them for 24 hours......

So I guess thats a big NO THANKS F@$KERS !!!!!!!!

If and when there are 2's to hand out, which we all know is highly unlikely, you better make sure anybody who started a "I hate the Storm" or "The Storm Sucks" or "I should have bought an iPhone" is not on the receiving end of the bounty. I on the other hand who love and respect my Storm because it does everything I need it to do and then some, do not need a Storm 2! Well I might take a look and try it for a couple of days. Well I could force myself to keep it and give my beloved Storm 1 to my son so he can get rid of the crappy HTC I gave him that the Storm replaced.

Honestly dont think it will be released in time for this contest but I would be a fool not to throw my name in the hat just in case, lol.

I waited outside of BJ's for two hours to get my Storm on day 1 an I will do the same for the next one, unless of course I win one on the greatest blackberry site ever!!! I love my Storm, I can only imagine how rockin the new one will be!!

I would love to see a June 09 release of the Blackberry Storm 2 would be more excited about a FREE Storm 2!!!!!!! Crackberry Rox!!

Would kind of suck if release prior to the full year aniv. specially since I couldn't upgrade for another full year. I wonder if big V would be willing to offer discounts for us Storm 1 owners?

I hope it has a better name than Storm 2 : D , like the Huricane or or whatever.

Thanks for keeping us informed Kev.

Me wanna that Blackberry storm 2. I will wash all your windows in your house and car, vaccum your house, wash your dog, and i will clip your toe nails if you pick me!!!!!

This is crazy! From the pics I saw, it looks like its going to be an awesome device! Add WIFI to it, man... I can't even imagine how amazing it will be. Just makes you wonder if they should have just waited on the Storm for this device (around 6 months old)?!

i have the storm and though I've tried to love's just not a match made in heaven. it's very cumbersome and seems to take too many steps to do simple tasks. i'd love to try the new one.