Contest: BlackBerry Storm 2 Coming in June?

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

Login to 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


Can it be? What about us Storm 1 users? I, for one, love my Storm, wondering if there will be some sort of upgrade program. Although, if I win one (hint, hint), it won't matter ;) .


If they remove the clicking screen it will suck :( But I'll take it for free! :D


In for a change to get a Storm 2 to replace my not-6-month-old Storm!


Why is CB the only site not to show BS 2 pics as per RIM. ENgadget etc keep posting pics. Either way send that hunkajunk my way!


Go figure, I sure hope that if I don't win one then I hope Verizon will let us upgrade for a minimum fee like next to nothing. But we know how Verizon is.


I hope this works better than Storm 1. Storm 1 would work as a nice backup phone.


If there's any time to win something, now's the time!!


Here's hoping for a May 31st release!


i'd love to get my hands on one but they need to fix the first storm before they do anything!


Gotta be mine this time. I love the idea of a Storm 2...still rockin the 1!!


I agree. I dont see this happening in June. But count me in - it would be nice.


ASAP...please and aaaathank you. Unless it's shittier than my Storm, which is pretty shitty in itself. ugh...


I'd love to have one of those bad boys


After falling in love with the capabilities of the original Storm, I'm loving the fact that a newer and better version is in the works. The chance to win one for free from the most addictive website on the web, CRACKBERRY!, only adds to my anxious anticipation! I WANT ONE!




i burned my food commenting on this! cant wait for the storm 2 to be released...


I hope it comes out!! So awesome!


It sucks that there hasnt been an official update for the storm 1 before they proceed to come out with a new device


Ok so I'm only on my second Storm 1 but looking forward to a free Storm 2.


Pick me, I'm buggin' for a touch screen in a bad way.


Kind of a cool and interesting contest, count me in. Give me your motherfucking cell phones bitches!(Think "The Usual Suspects".)


I cant wait to get it. They better give us storm 1 users a discount or something. But i will get this when it comes out and hopefully it comes out soon


Odin. God of many things. I wonder if this phone will be as good as Odin himself. This is awesome. Just wish I had money to buy the Odin.


but count me in gangsta


its about time for RIM to release another Iphone killer but hopefully this one works without 10 battery pulls a day. since i got mine early i have to wait like 18 months.


I looked at the posting and the number of comments before I saw that there was a giveaway, and I was floored by the number of comments left. I initially thought, "There's either a bunch of angry Storm users protesting or a giveaway." Turns out it's both!


I would take a S-2 in hopes that they made some improvements. What would stink is if VZW puts out a new phone before they update their long awaited OS update for the original Storm.


This is a ridiculously awesome offer...sign me up!


thanks for buying me my blackberry


Please sign me up for the June Storm 2 contest.


If Research in Motion was a kid in school, I'd pants him and steal his lunch money for releasing the Storm 2 less than a year after the very disappointing release of the Storm 1.


Ya! I am excited I really hope it comes out in June.


oh man, sweet! I hope it comes out June 1!!!


i have had my storm since december and its really misleading that verizon and rim sold all of these devices basically to clear inventory instead of giving the people a great product. dont get me wrong i love my storm but sometimes i wish it could do more...i hope there is some type of special deal storm 1 owners will get for being loyal ...guess i can only hope on that as much as an official update.


love to win a storm 2


even though i've never won anything :(


I'm starting to doubt the word "crack"berry. lol


Doubt it will be true but free Storm 2 contest is awesome.


Ya! I am excited I really hope it comes out in June.


Hooke Me up with a winner! Go CrackBerry, and Storm 2!


Hopefully i get one !!



Can't wait for the new storm I'm glad that I waited for the second gen


thanks for paying for my new phone


Come on vzw and rim, heres your chance to get back at cb for all the unathorized release info they have passed out over the year(s)......j/k i just want to improve my chqnces of a storm 2. thanks for the contest, kevin


Storm 2.. Lets hope the os is better and can be ported to existing storm 1 users.


Free is good but we will not see this thing until Black Friday.

CrackBerry Storm meh

:) This will be very interesting indeed :D


Yeah I would like to win one. That would be great. Good luck to me.


I can't wait to get my hands on a storm 2


If the Storm 2 comes out before a decent / reliable OFFICIAL VZW Storm 1 software update, I'll lose it. Winning this could keep me sane.


While I would love to see it, I just dont see it coming out until the holiday season. Hope Im wrong though.


Seems like a longshot, but worth a try!


ill take a free one bring it on i triple dog dare them to


if they release the storm 2 before they release a new os for the 1st storm then i want them to swap mine out for the storm 2.


PLEASE PICK ME TO BE THE WINNER...!! pick me pick me pick me..


Let's hope it's going to be June :)


I wasnt really planning on buying a new phone but im all for a free one.


I am a Verizon Wireless employee and I have not heard a single thing about this, but who knows. More random things have happened in the company. Here's to seeing it released before the end of June!!!


I would love to have a Crackberry Storm 2.


There's no way it will be release in June, but just in case.. here's my entry.


I'd love to get my hands on a Storm 2. ^_^


it's worth a shot. gimme a free storm 2, please!


crackberry ftw!

i hope storm 2 is great!


I'm 22 I'm on my second child I'm on prepaid money is super low recession is here I can't afford much please crackberry hook me up


I'd take a Storm 2 so I can trade it in on a Tour!


Funny thing is that if the storm 2 comes out, i guess that would be the **official update** Maybe the OS 5.0+ will be on this one


would love to try a touchscreen BB


If I were to win a Storm 2, I'd totally switch to Verizon.


i want this phone soooooo bad! I need a new upgrade for my phone and if I can win this, im unlocking it for sure! Thanks for the contest crackberry!


Because I wanna get it! No dust under the screen, new UI...

Go For it!!!!!


I give you my girlfriend for the storm 2


I think a free Storm 2 would keep me from getting the Tour


A loyal BB storm 1 fan loved the storm b4 it came out and still do....but...the bugs are kinda annoying and verizon kinda f***** us over with the OS thing....but if i win the Storm 2 and its better I'll forgive Verizon...fingers crossed...and waiting.


Ill give you my girlfriend for the storm 2


vzw is reading this and in like fashion to the OS update, they will not drop this phone in June.


Interesting contest idea, mine as well give it a go.


Sounds good to me, I definitely need a Storm 2!!!!!


But Im going to jump into this as well! why not?!?


hopefully the new one is better than my storm, im tired of it restarting itself, dropping calls, doing battery pulls, lagging, freezing, keyboard disappearing, not locking, etc. I would try to get another blackberry but i really can't afford to spend a lot of money on a phone so, im stuck with the storm 1, hopefully i can be one of the lucky ones and get a storm 2 and hopefully it's better than this one. If im not so lucky, Verizon should offer a discount for Storm 1 owners or previous blackberry owners to get one, because the customer service relating to the Storm 1 has to be the worst i've ever seen, they were no help at all.


Even with a June 1 release to create the biggest amount of luck dictates I wouldn't win one even CB gave away 10k of them, hell if they gave one to all subscribers...they'd fall one short when they got to me. So on that note...good luck all you others, me commenting just improves your odds. :)


Come on June 1st! I need one of these!


I'm super pumped for this phone!!!!!!!


I wonder how many new accounts crackberry got today... I would say about 900+ new members just on this contest.


I'll take a storm 2!


I hope it come out on June 1.


Would love a Storm 2. Come on June!!!!!!!!!!!


word up i need this one, i will be pissed if a storm 2 comes out in June and I'm stuck with my Ol'storm


NEED IT. STORM 1 BURNS MY SOUL. Seriously. I love my Storm, but it's so evil.


We love you Blackberry - Dont Let Us Down!!!! June 1st!!!


Of course odds are against us... Everyone wants one and by the end of june is pushing it... A lot!!

That being said let the begging begin... Pick me please...


The more I have The MORE I SELL!!! ;)

Got to love new BBerries!!!


Hooray! Storm 2 coming soon. I hope they got this one right.


I cant wait until June!!! I hope it comes out then and we have a solid storm that is a lot better than the first one!!! I'm tired of all these unstable OS's coming out and not improving much!!!


Let me be struck by lightning!


The perfect storm.....mmmmm


I have had my storm for 3 1/2 months! already talking bout giving away a storm 2! unbelievable


free storm 2?!?!?!? gimme :D


but all gifts thankfully received - here's hoping its a June 1 release!


I never cease to be amazed at the products Crackberry gives to its community. I am yet to win any contest but to be a part of Crackberry community is still awesome. I would be incredible for my first contest win to be a storm 2. Good luck to everyone.


Don't think it will happen in June but, who am I to look a gift berry in the mouth. Count me in for one of those FREEBIES.....


Please sign me up to get a Storm 2!



Figures I finally get my Storm running the way I like it and then they drop the Storm 2. I was going to upgrade my Pearl to a Tour or "Atlas". Maybe I'll hold off the addiction long enough and get the Storm 2. In all seriousness why would RIM launch so many devices in such a short time frame and flood the market which will in turn hurt their sales numbers? They did 4 (Bold, Storm, Curve 8900, Pearl Flip) so I guess they could again.


I definitely would mine if another Storm came in to destroy.


Wow this is crazy, and that is all....


I would love a comped STORM2. Please please please.


I want a Storm 2. PLEASE!!!!


this would be wierd? i want the tour more though.


I was born on June 30th. I win a blackberry on June 30th. How could would that be? And if CB were to pull that off, I daresay it would be - what the word? LEGENDARY.

Crackberry, like always, YOU'RE AWESOME!!!


would love to have storm 2 for free!!! :)


Don't know who came up with this idea, but they deserve the FIRST Storm2/Odin!!!! As a Storm 1(Beta Storm?) owner since 6:02am on 11/21/08, I want the second!!!! Unless of course you only give 1 away, then it's MINE!!!!LOL Keep up the absotively posilutely EXCELLENT job you guys do!!! Without CB, a BB is just another phone!!!


will I be struck by lightning?


would love a chance to win this thing!




I'm ready for the STORM of the CENTURY!!!!!!!


If or WHEN it comes out in June, make sure you send one up North! We need our BlackBerry Storm 2 also! B)


This contest finally made me register for CB! I'd love a Storm 2!!!


It would be awesome to have a touch screen blackberry, as it has everything I want!


Would love a faster better storm, here's to a June 1st release.


Even with all the headaches with my current Storm I can't wait to get my hands on a Storm 2. I can't believe I just said that.


I want a storm 2! Then I can give my storm to my wife.


A Storm 2 would be nice. Here's my toss into the pot


I haven't won anything yet but all would be forgotten if I get this one!!!!:)


Too much good info, for this not to happen...Hopefully there will be a nice upgrade option...


It only takes 1. Send it this way.


That is a pretty cool idea.

I would love a Storm 2. With the June release of the Palm Pre and the potential release of a new iPhone, June would be a smart month to release the new BB Storm.


Sounds like a great idea to me! I just found this site and must say I am impressed! As a Pastor I am never far from my BB because it helps me stay in touch with members and church business -- here's to hoping for a win!



The odds of this phone coming out that soon AND me getting picked are low...but here is my entry!


i like my storm but a second one can only get better! count me in for the hopes of June!


Ok I'm in for a Storm 2.....


YEAH BABY... I like the storm I have now, but it can definately be better... fingers crossed for the dos.


Im in for a free storm 2...


Im a storm user so would love the second generation... put me in for this contest....


Can't wait to see what the final product is like.


It's most likely going to be ready for Christmas, be nice if they released it on the same day across all of North America, I'm tired of those waits!


Storm 2 is exciting but can they come up with updates for the original storm first! Although if crackberry wants to send me a Storm 2 then I'm more then happy to accept it, plus it'd be a nice birthday present


I can't wait for the new Storm! I hope I win!!


And would definitely love an upgrade!
Pick me CB, Pick me!!


a storm 2...THANKSSSS!!!!

Astrid Ayu

I'm in. I loose nothing anyway.....Great contest.
Dont forget to spare one for me.... thx


I Love my STORM! VZW is the best out there and with the merger with Alltel But STRONGER, FASTER, SMARTER Storm came out, id like to win one! Thanks for the opportunity CRACKBERRY!!


Here's to hoping it comes out in June!


I really like the current storm. I hope RIM improves the processing power and makes the touch interface a little better. Hoping for verizon!


It would be great to see a few free Storm 2's given away but as a long term Verizon customer, I am, shall we say, just a bit skeptical?


When I heard...I was so excited!!!

Michael Hepples

Honestly think it won't happen either, but there's no way I'll be left out of the running by doubting! I'll make my post on the off chance.


Please let the Storm 2 come out on June 1st so you guys can give out a bunch of them... after you give me one of course.


I want my Storm replacement now!@


HELP! I have only 4 more days to pay the dealers back for the money they loan me to get a New CRACKBERRY Storm. I confess that I am a addict and have been for years now so when the new Storm came out I was going through the cold sweats and could not eat for weeks. I lost so much weight and didn't bathe for months anticipating the launch of this CRACK!. I know I was wrong for this but being that I was under contract with the Verizon crime family and they would not give me the new CRACKBERRY at a discounted price. I called and asked to speak to the Verizon Capo/Don so I can plead my case but could not get pass the lower family members. The only thing I could think of in my haste to get this fix and being that I did not have the full price for the new CRACKBERRY so I borrowed money from someone at Crackberry headquarters that I met on the 3rd party apps forum. The asked to me to give my first born as collateral and I agreed. I don't have much time left to pay them back before they may harm him! Now the RIM cartel has developed a new improved Crackberry and I am starting to have those funny feelings again!! I have been contacted by the same Crackberry dealer and now he is offering me the money for the new Crackberry in exchange for my daughter wife and my dog!! I Need HELP!!! I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO! I REALLY REALLY REALLY NEED THAT NEW CRACK!! I DON'T HAVE MONEY AND I'M FEELING VERY SUICIDAL! I swear that I will give up this addiction just someone PLEASEEEE!! HELP ME GET THE NEW DOPE!! I know I messed up and I'm at the mercy of the RIM cartel And the Verizon crime family but no matter how bad or low a man gets he should never ever under any circumstance be asked to give up his DOG! Prey for me I don't want to end up in a dark smelly ally with my pants down lying in the gutter clutching the new Crackberry 2. I will hopefully have an update with good news please stay tune to this post.



Please enter me in the contest!!!!


I like the looks from the pictures that were on here before. I think it's cool!!


Can't wait!!! Gimmie!!!!



annoyed that a new one is so soon in coming since i coughed up for the 9530. maybe i'll win a storm 2. this post would have taken me 3 hours to type on my 9530. hooray for desktops.


I really like my Storm #1, even though I have gone through 4 of them. As a phone it is much more powerful than the iphone. If I win i'm gonna bling my old one and give it to my little girl.

oooohh pick me! I never win anything =(

DJ Dale

«:::A:::» «:::W:::» «:::E:::» «:::S:::» «:::O:::» «:::M:::» «:::E:::»


I've lucky with my Storm so far, but would love to get a Strom 2. How much do I have to beg (or be lucky)?


This really sucks Storm 2 is already coming out.. What am I gonna do with this Storm 1 now???


Crackberry is awesome for all of the contests they run! I hope this is the one that I win! Even though we don't know much about it, I'm sure it will be something great! Thanks Crackberry! Keep up the good work!


That would make waking up and grabbing my BOLD a choice... BOLD or STORM2???? Thanks again Crackberry!!!


Great promotion -- I'd love to upgrade my Pearl to a Storm 2


Well heck, put me down to replace my Storm. I've been waiting to upgrade my OS through Verizon but they won't budge. I would really like to see just how much better the Storm can be. My Storm's ok, but I was expecting to be more 'wowed'. If anything, I hope it can rival the IPhone on cool new apps. So lets get those developers out there creating new stuff for the Storm!


haha sounds good!

would love to upgrade my current storm ;)


I love my storm and would love a storm 2!


Hot dog... and I just got my BB Storm1 ! >< What to do!!!! BB Storm2 for fixes!!


If the Storm 2 is scheduled to be released in a few months, is RIM still planning to upgrade the OS of Storm 1, or just ignoring us Storm 1 users.


I dreamed the dream………….but never even won a single theme.

I want ittttttttttttttt


I could use this. My wife has wanted a Storm since I got mine. If I win I could give it to her....or better yet give her my old one. hehe


I would love to be able to recoup by winning a Storm2. Love the storm, but I can only imagine how great Storm2 will be!!!


I want it I want itI want it I want itI want it I want itI want it I want itI want it I want itI want it I want itI want it I want itI want it I want itI want it I want it


I'm hoping for a June 1st release! Thanks CrackBerry! i love this site!


Hey that sounds kewl, I wouldn't mind having the storm 2, count me in.


come on June 1!! Hook me up


Man it would be nice to win a Storm 2 on say June 30th my birthday!


I like my Curve8330, but would absolutely LOVE a Storm 2! There is a Storm 2 front on it's way; make sure it's a downpour!!


A June launch would be great, if I win.


Wow, this is the contests of all contests! I hope I can be lucky enough to win one!


Awesome contest! Well done editors!


sign me up...i would like to see it first though...


I would love a Storm 2 because my Storm 1 is a piece of crap. Thanks CrackBerry!


Would be interesting to see if it comes out next month.


def. would love to have one


I love the storm & how BB decided to bring out a touchscreen BB, but i wish the typing wasn't so harsh. I hear the Storm 2 has a different type set, and that they got rid of the suretype. All the reason for me to switch, but too much to buy and too early to upgrade... really hoping Crackberry comes through with a Storm 2, as they always do everytime for me with things that r BB related ...


So hope this is true. I want to win one of these so bad and if not i guess i will be buyin it! Lets keep out fingers crossed...


I want one seems like the sickest thing yet...this will for sure destroy the iPhone if the first storm didn't id love to get one for free so count me in on this offer :D


I like the idea of the release, but the sad thing about the whole thing is users like me who are on AT&T don't benefit. What about a release date for a Storm Model that will work on other US carriers, like for users on AT&T networks.

I quit Verizon 2yrs ago after being a customer for six years and still was charged a cancellation charge for three phones, that I bought and paid the full price from a on line store that sold unlocked phones. I was sick and tired of their poor service where I live and the constant No Service.

At least with AT&T my phones are not locked into a long term service agreement and when I travel out of the country I don't have to rent a phone any more,


I would love to be a Storm 2 user and get on the same network as my bf! I was thinking of switching to the Storm when it came out but it just wasn't "ready" yet - maybe second time is the charm.


Did I mention I really really really want this?

Oh, and I would love to just win anything at this point (but especially this.


in the past 10 days, my current berry took a dive & i lost my job after 13 years.....

what have i got to lose??? lol....

gotta love ya Crackberry... without a doubt :)

p.s. can i win a job??? lol...

kreach for me and one for my wifey


Bring it on. I love my 1st Gen Storm. The 2nd Gen will just be better!




=P i'd love one!!




Man, I am hanging out for a new device... Old one is dusted. Hopefully this time!!


So for all the early adopters of the storm one they get shafted with the 2 coming out so shortly? Thats worse then apple, everyone should demand a free upgrade but we all know verizon wouldnt do that.


I never win any contests, please let me win this one.


With the 2nd gen storm,hopefully Rim will make an outstanding phone with a like OS, can't wait to see the possibilities

Johnny C

Sign me up, that would be great


Since I am only 6 months into a 2 year contract on my 1st Gen Storm - about the only way I will be getting a Storm 2 is if Crackberry gives me one. I guess it's not all that bad, since I love my Storm (using .132 leaked OS).

Any truth to the speculation that VZW will allow us Storm 1 users to upgrade at the upgrade price to rid of the "horrible SureTouch" screen support? I don't buy it - but might oblige them to get the WiFi. :)


I'd love to have one of the new storms!


I would love to get one of these. However (comma) I am more than happy with the Storm 1!

Riders On The Storm

If you're right... and it is released within June, then the prophecy about the Tour being released with a WiFi garnished Blackberry would be true. Wow, shocker?


Well i cant really see a June release happening but HEY if Crackberry wants to buy my Storm 2 and i get to enjoy it all to myself then You better believe im going to enter this contest :D Thanks For the Awesome Giveaway Oppurtunity CRACKBERRY ^_^

(hope its a June 1st release)


I'll leave a comment because I have the storm I and even with .141 it's still not great. Please let June be true!


Figures. I just got my Storm (and brand new 2-year contract with Verizon) in March - so if it does come out, I'll have to wait until the end of 2010 to get one without paying full price for it.

Unless the fine folks here at Crackberry want to help me out, of course... ;)


I love my storm I can only hope v.2.0 is better. If i win this my wife might quit bugging me to give her mine


please sir may I have another


My BB just died so I need the Storm 2!!!


Come one CB. My girlfriend has a birthday coming up. Hook a brotha up.


my birthday is on june 30th =) hope i win


I would love to try out the Storm 2.

Please pick me...


Count me in guys :)!!