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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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!

Topics: News & Rumors

agentsil

win win win if its free why not?

asuwookie

I don't think we'll see the Storm 2 until fall but sign me up for the contest just in case :)

Desconocido

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!

bioberry

This is what the crack Doctor ordered. I hope it meets and exceeds all the hype.

mrgooch

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

jacube7

Please I need this badly

mrk1979

Help me make up for my Storm 1 purchase

ofcpa

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

xjkradicoolx

Can I have one Pleeeeeaaassee? :)

r69l

Let see how true this can be, I'm hoping that I can win me a storm 2.

uluaki

Finally, I feel lucky with this one!

UCLAJAY

Thank you in advance.

conceptv

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!~

ashiqahamed

Here is hoping to a June 1 release :)

cjzielie

me,me,me please,please,please

EmoKiller

Another awesome giveaway by Crackberry....You guys are awesome

Law2138

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!!

Saiyaman156

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.

Maks87

that it comes out before June 30th...count me in!

moemasri

I really do hope it comes out in June. And i hope I'm one of the lucky winners..

DarkArchon

Storm II would love to have one

Rodsky11

Get me a storm 2 with some wifi, yes!

ytcfigz

From the Bold to Storm 2...hook it up!!!

VT_Hokie

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.

LupinBandit

Hopefully, come July first I can say, "I won one 2, too".

mindchatter

Hope it comes out of the gate with great reviews....

omunsill

Would be sweet to win

scorpio1973

I have the 1st Storm, but I'd love to upgrade to a Storm 2. :)

crysis63

cmon baby, give me life.

dethan33

for the love of my 2 year contract, please please please!

1up_on_you

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

coronaboy10

Pick me, I'd love a new Storm.

quidlor

I haven't won anything, maybe its my time! :)

lor443

This phone is not coming out anytime in JUNE!!!

moskins

Count me in. Thanks Kevin!

DisturbedG

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!

CGSCOT

So a Second Storm is coming in from the North & I thought June was a sunny month :)

SwarleyStinson

Here's to a June 1st Release :)

OneOclockTilt

here's to a june first release!!

pulse3000

Has to be better than Storm 1, Doesn't it ?

thughe1#CB

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

drunkjosh

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

Tyrant2049

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

ABLTrojans

My guess is June 4th release

mshahan

It's worth a shot! Would be nice to have the storm 2 to compare against the wife's iphone.

ajh0914

Hey Crackberry... thanks again y'all are awesome

dougdog

As always crackberry with many cool giveaways... I'm hoping to win this one...

captain_dl#AC

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.

LBZEE312

I WANT ONE! CRACKBERRY HOOK ME UP!

ErictheRipper

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.

medphys

But could always upgrade to II for free!

crackberry4life

I never win anything so gimmie gimmie gimmie :)

timber4483

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

Timber4483 aka
@chrisprest

36dbldz

Thank god I am following kevin on twitter. Good lookin out homie

Desimundha7

Hey, I'm going to college so I need the best of everything right?
So, why not a Storm 2? Please?

yapkuen

I'll take a free Storm 2 any day.

richro

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!

tony bag o donuts

I say it comes out October 12....just picking my anniversary.

thablackguy#CB

i'd love for that to happen lol its my birthday :-)

berrydr

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.

apclayton80

I'm just getting my first storm broke in! Go ahead and send me the second.

abrussak

I love contests! Hope I win! :)

squidpoke

I never win...but there is a first time for everything right?

gabrbravo

I would love the new storm :)

ortizm74

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

shrinker

Sign me up for that one!!!

crackbob

Counting my days until my Storm2 arrives...

MADBRADNYC

I'll have my umbrella ready for the 2nd Storm coming to town...

Uh, I mean Storm 2.

cigardj

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!

mritter88

I have the Storm 1 so I won't be getting the second generation unless it's free to me :-) please?

firemedic45806

I want a storm 2!! Without even seeing it, I want one. I want it I want it I WANT IT!!!!!!

haxit

But I would love to win one nontheless!

Jewelzz

Hah, this will be interesting and fun to watch

leec136

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.

jeguzzardi

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! :-)

myth90045

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!!

YOUR DADDY

Oh yes, I want one soooo bad!!!!!!!!!!

THANKS.

fast2000hayabusa

i really would like to upgrade to a S2...
my whole experience with verizon has been less than stellar

MuDvAyNe

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.

karaz

<3 BlackBerry Storm + Crackberry.com!

jiffry1017

great contest! thanks crackberry!

shadrach47

I would love a Storm 2

amauryneto

I will pray that some heavenly interception occurs and Verizon releases Storm 2 by Jun 1st!
Amen!

joefalco

How can one pass on this chance? Thanks for the fun.

mtdewelite#CB

CROSSING FINGERS WOULD LOVE TO SEE WHAT CHANGES THEY HAVE MADE!

stangcobra

i would like a new storm also

stein0726

IF I WON A STORM 2, I DON'T KNOW WHAT I WOULD DO WITH MYSELF!?!?!!!

Qad2mill

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

exmeaguy

Let's hope it's true.

steelfish44

Let there be a release so I can have a new toy!!!

mrsblount06

I think a FREE Storm 2 would be great but i don't think it will be out in June either.

ez1981

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.

rculver

About the only way I'd be getting a Storm 2 would be to win one, as I'm a day one Storm 1 guy.

akio

How cool would that be to win. I hope it's me

godofdeath

JUNE 1st release please lol
sorry kevin if you go broke

chanCHAN_

storm 2 FTW !! i would love to get my hands on one =)

98bpu

i love free stuff! especially a free storm 2. I <3 CB

henBB

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).

JonCo

Why not, can't possibly be worse then the first...

Right?

eluxman

I like my storm would like a better os maybe the storm 2 will have that so count me in

cwhitney24

Well its not my new curve or a new bold...but would love this!!!! Count me signed up!!!!

patheimata

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.

Thanks!

jastop

Though I doubt it will happen in june

bdb23

I hope this doesn't get in the way of the 9630 release.

eternal76

I sure hope it comes out sometime in June! :-)

tnsfan

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.

sdifw

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.

36dbldz

I think my BOLD didn't post my first post

ralphie27

hopefully 2 is significantly better than 1

woot

xMut990x

CB is the BEST! Would love to play around with the Storm 2

jeffola

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 6.1.0.99999999 has been leaked, and yep, its sucks too.

amavit

I never win anything....hopefully I could win this, but I'm not so lucky lol

sleclerc

Thank you for the reat web site. I'd love to get my hands on the Storm 2!

mdozbaba

I think you are totally right. I bet there will be no release until July, 2009.

xsmidgiex

Oh how I hope for June 1st and many chances to win. As a OG for the Storm I'm ready for many improvements.

pilotnh

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.

BKWILLIAMS

I WANT ONE, UNLOCKED PLEASE AND THANK YOU SO MUCH.

fetus8

I wouldnt mind a new phone

ral123

why not give it a shot!

vitomins

What if is comes out June 1, 2010??? :P

raji.t

rooting for june!
that would be a great summer gift from rim... give me my storm!! :D

stawr

Definitely really excited for the new Storm. Hope it's better than the last for sure :)

CoryJay

Count me in for a free Blackberry! :) one of these days im gonna win one of these contest! lol

tacogy3

I hope i win one in June

tcdizzle

gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme

Mark_Venture

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...

lmorataya

The magic words always win right?

SpeedingNoodle

Hopefully the Storm 2 is a lot better than the POS Storm.

javi_bcp2005

I'd be up for a free Storm 2. Never had any issues with the 1st one so this would be a nice and FREE upgrade.....

C4D_m0nk3y

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.... ;)

Rch1214

I would love a storm 2 to compliment my storm 1. What a downer! wah wah waaaah.....

surfacinglove

but I doubt it! Either way sign me up!

EV36

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

07thking

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

melchezadek11

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!!!!!!

alex8404#CB

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..........

constabl

Looks like i'll be buying this outright. Unless I win one.

Nupeja

sounds cool I take one

theph0xx

c'mon baby, big money, no whammies!

raji.t

its my turn to win something!

exmachina#CB

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.

Removed

I really need a Blackberry. I'm using an LG Dare which is now not working. Please

kth23

i have a storm and love it, so im sure i will love the storm2 even more!

jcell008

Annoyed that I spent so much on the Storm 1. I would take take the Storm 2 for free then.

Bred0061

I would like one of them!

GodSize

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!

BulletBerry

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?????

goofy007

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

jmiles3bb

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)

ryanrat

i'm all for cutting edge tech so bring it on!!!!

fixmynova

i'll take one! won't hold my breath though

BrianJ

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.

zynth

Come on June 1st!!!!!

shanepark2

I will take a chance. lol

Sam K

In case it comes out, I'll enter the contest.

mdozbaba

It will arrive on June 17th!

SirKeats

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!

Jynxed

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

Opethian

Storm was a failure for me, I hope they make it better next time!

bbaum

Done with Storm 1, bring it on Storm 2!

foxymop702

here's hoping it goes on sale June 1

macah625

Sure why not!! The ole Pearl is getting a little ragged.

SimeonAS89

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!

hockey#CB

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

Maples

Best of luck to all !!

briankeith513

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.

jmhowell79

New Storm better yet?
Many rumors have surfaced
Crackberry must know!

ShellyMiddleton

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! :-)

rob989_69

I'm always down for free stuff :)

schlinger

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!

flamingBurrito

I've been holding out for a Tour, but hey I won't turn down a chance at a free Storm 2

theshnyde

Would be a sweet birthday present!

ryanlrobinson

I like the twist on the standard contest idea. Maybe not likely to happen, but I would love me a Storm 2 if it does.

bobaloo

I love my storm. I'd love a free Storm 2 twice as much :)

Bezansonn

SIGN ME UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TheBen

This is a great contest

thablackguy#CB

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 !!!

zomies72

come on stormy, daddy needs a new pair of shoes (and a storm 2 of course)

stoopidhead

I don't have Verizon, but I'd be happy to take one of those Storm 2's off your hands.

darksideq8

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 ..

cjallen1

Count me in. I doubt it gets released in June but I'll keep my fingers crossed.

MacG21

Can anyone say Christmas in July??? :)

XeeN

Come on Storm 2, come out on June 1st, and may the die fall on my square...

rcopus

Sounds like CB know something I don't with this crazy contest!

36dbldz

Word yo. Think I need a battery pull

CROWNontherocks

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.

nj2tx123

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

taj1991

Now I am really hoping for a June release.

millerlite

Pick me. I would love to give the storm 2 a run!

shanghai

Hope to see it release by June 29.

Roy Aguilera

They better release it in June.

nj2hot2handle

this is a seriously amazing contest .. and i would love to win it :)

thatisnotmydog

A friend just bought a Storm 1, what a sucker :)

ptfd13#CB

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.

JWWDUKE

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 !!!!!!!!

EclipseJMR

Damn...this is gonna be one helluva contest

Groucho

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.

prophecyny7

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.

Johnnytk36#CB

Here is hoping to a June first release.

d3lta#CB

A storm 2 would be amazing *crosses fingers*

ayce

I'd love to get one!

bhubble#CB

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!!

ShayneCampbell

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!!

SLVR6

Free BB's are good, more the better!

jjtown

can't wait to get my hands on one

berrybreaker

Who am I kidding? Crackberry will be giving away 1 "Odin" to a lucky addict next month! Lol

bidonme34

i have the original storm..why not let me have the second one as well....please...

322

I already have the first Storm and would be interested in checking out the Storm 2.

Evildonald

What an excellent birthday present it would make! Thanks!

deemoney23

I hope I win!! Please Crackberry

mothy

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 Tsunami...eh or whatever.

Thanks for keeping us informed Kev.

johnnyb383

I hope it comes out in June but I doubt it will.

dvigue

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!!!!!

dean0uga

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)?!

BigSacAttack

I would like a Storm 2 even if I can't use it. Heh Heh...

Kyderoy

Here's to the Storm being launched on the 1st

teeoneup#CB

Desire to win unlimited

LOL

ultrav23

Ah come on now... For Real?

citi

Please Please with Sugar on Top. Hook me up!

BellyDancing Mama

I really like my storm now still running.75 thou I would love a chance to win a Storm 2.

liz_309

i have the storm and though I've tried to love it...it'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.

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