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!

Topics: News & Rumors

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captaincaa

Awesome once again CrackBerry! And I trust that RIM has worked out the kinks in round 2 to avoid the backlash from round 1. Would love to have one!

DayzdNConfused

Here's to hoping for the impossible to happen

jostrat21

This would be a nice first one to win...

Jeeverz

CRACKBERRY KEVIN has lost his CRACKBERRY mind..

AND I LOOOOOVE IT !

Referman07

I realy need that new phone

LookinBoyJim

lol i think there is no way that it comes out in june but i'd love to have one!

whodatt

Lucky June... come on now... gotta will it now... storm2 in June, storm 2 in June.. even better yet, free storm 2 in June for ME, free storm 2 in June for ME!...

DenDMan

I really dont think that June realease will happen, but then again let's the play lotto. Hey you never know.

bloodbath

AWESOME! I hope it comes out on June 1st; more chances to win.

SarcaZm

Hope it comes to fruition.

BBcrazykimbrough6

I cant wait for this device to come out! I am a Blackberry addict.

apuntsel

I would love to see them release the Storm 2 in June ... but i'm not holding any hopes of it. We are almost done with May and there has been no media hype which VZW is sure to do to promote the new Storm 2. Maybe a July 4th release?

Prove me wrong and I'll be happy to win one. :-)

coryteague

Yippeeee!! How sweet it is to be loved by you....

natsfan7

I sure hope Verizon gives us Storm 1 owners a chance to updgrade.....

mestskater

GAH. All this talk about storm 2 is making crazy. I feel used and abused. It be nice to get cracked out with a storm 2 by you guys I got my fingers crossed!!!

coltrain72

I would like a Storm 2 Please. Thanks,

HWondowsky

I can't wait for the storm 2 to come out! I really am surprised they were able to whip up a new version so fast. I look forWard to any improvements.

Tallon

I hope it comes out as soon as possible so I might actually have a chance but probb won't... and if it does...??? what will happen to the original...???

Philster9

Sitting on a Storm right now....dont really have any problems with it, none too severe, which makes me not like the idea of a new and better one....i cant upgrade for 2 years....if storm 2 is extremely better then im left in the dust. so much for trying to get involved early with a new product....RIM really must hate the first storm. To that end i hope i win because if the 9530 is about to be outdated then software for it wont be a priority (which is still kinda isnt?)

dragun

Crackberry! you guys are awesome. I am hoping for a June 1st Launch so a lot of peeps get some Storm 2 awesomeness! Good luck to all. If the rumors are true then Pre vs Storm 2 vs IPhone III its going to be a crazy summer for smartphone lovers. Thanks again Crackberry!

adamf1

A lot of new BBs coming out this year. Too bad I'm locked into my Javelin for another 20 months.

nspencerks

I can feel it. This one is mine!

ridgele

If it's Free, it's for me!!!

fireball0424

I hope to see this new phone in my hands in JUNE!!!! =)

gopowercat

Thanks. This would be great as Alltel is moving to Verizon, I can just use this phone.

Thanks.

Come on June release.

Jito007

Should I worry? I'm a vegan and I just ate an animal cracker....oh yeah storm 2 most of us current storm owners will get the S2 as long as VZW gives us a discount if not....well let's just day that the "can you hear me now" guy won't be hearing anything for a while. HEAR THAT!

Brenson

Big Money Big Money!

curv

CB is absolutely right! VZW is going to take all summer to release this new berry. Even when they do it still won't be better than the Bold...

NotYaAverageBro

Please pick me. I have a Bold, but a touchscreen BlackBerry would be so nice!

dkongo31

Well if they do release it in June this will officially be the craziest giveaway ever

jSlides

Here's hoping that it comes out in June. I would really like have Wi-Fi.

bl33k

Pick me! I'll gladly take one off your hands :D

jcbeck17

Love to have one...the Pearl has worn out it's welcome & the work 8350i is...what it is

rockstar323

One hell of a gamble but it would be nice.

brosseap

Although I'd like to see the new one in June, I really don't think we'll see it until August. Verizon is so slow to release anything. We've given up on their updates for the Storm here at work. We've actually loaded the updates released through CrackBerry.com

eedwards29

I love CB so here we go again... I would love a BBS2 therefore I could show my hubby the ropes. Thanks Crackberry!

strawberriesr4fun

I would love to win a new blackberry storm 2.

watson.jay

I'm ready to get rid of my 9530. #2 has gots to be better. I believe. I believe that Storm 2 will be out by the end of June. I believe.....

desireaftergod

I'd love to get a Storm 2 if it comes out next month. I have had pretty good success with Storm "1" but the Storm 2 could be possibly a category 3 or 4 Storm...Maybe

dalus87

Hope i Win This
I NEVER WIN ANYTHING!!!! arrrgggggghhhhhh
but yea, hope i win :)

ZachSpeed1

COME OUT IN JUNE! PLEASEEEE!!!

ds28

yes, please! I hope the rumors are true :)

Guylene

I have a storm, it worked great until I dropped it.
I would love to have another one.
pick me please.

coldconfession13

Ill be glad to get a storm 2 but june release is skeptical I'd say they'll try to release it with the next version of the iphone.

Imbored14

Hope that Storm 2 is better then the first 1

spradj89

I held off on the original because I knew 2 would be awesome!!!!!!!!

Kamakanani0

Crackberry is the best! Giving out Storm 2 wow great.

flyboi1947

I'M NOT TO SURE BECAUSE I'VE NEVER ACTUALLY HAD A HEARTATTACK, BUT I'M PRETTY SURE I JUST DID WHEN I OPENED UP TO MY BROWSERS HOMEPAGE(CB.COM) AND I SAW THIS... I MEAN I NEW THE STORM 2 WAS IN THE WORKS BUT JUNE!? JEBUS PEOPLE!! NOW I HAVE TO DIP INTO MY SON'S COLLEGE FUND AGAIN!!! OH WELL, I GUESS AT THIS RATE THE KID BETTER BE REALLY SMART, ATHLETIC, OR JOIN THE MILITARY CUZ AT THE RATE HE AINT GONNA MAKE IT ON MY DIME!!!!

gnuhouse

Loving my 8900 but free is free :)

justinwjones

VZW better discount this thing!

imme40

does that mean... two for tuesday? :p

AlfredoEsparzaJr

Come on baby, daddy needs a Storm 2!!

I do hope to see Storm FIX the problems on the Storm. Should be interesting to see the updates AND the phone!

sspediacci

Please Ōðinn with all your wisdom join forces with CB and bring doom to the Storm in my holster and replace it with your poetry of form factor and hardware to complete an ultimate victory.

KingBack

Lets all hope! free=better!

rimbuk

how about I buy YOU one if it launches in june?

Never gonna happen, but when it does, I'd like one please!

teppesh

May as well give this a shot. You'd have to be crazy not to.

Tietherope

What an amazing contest. Count me in!

Merschz

June 1st, pappa needs a storm 2

Roscopcoletrain

Im always up for free stuff :)

pjacoby

Ah at last the phone i should have bought.

Ryder420420

I don't think it will release before July but why not throw my name in the hat for giggles.

Fireman_Jack

I would take one....if it was free

eyedol_52

i just need one !! give it to me !!

QuIcKsIlV3r

Lets see a June 1st launch so I have more of a chance to win!

Viviana13

I really doubt it's coming out in June but I would hate for it to be realeased and regret not leaving a comment for something I could have won.

david42545

Awesome ! If I won a storm 2, I would take my original storm and use it as a coaster !

thefatkid22

I own the original storm and its my first Berry i really like it. I can't wait till the storm two comes out... and would really like to win one for free especially being that i paid full retail for the first. Please pick me.

VillageIdiot6710

It doesn't matter to me if it is released on the 1st or the 30th... I only need ONE! :D Bring it on!

wahtx

I have a buddy of mine who switched to Verizon just to get his hands on a Storm...It looks like an awsome device but as we all recall, it had a few bugs! I am hoping that with the Storm 2, a lot of the bugs have been worked out.

As far as the contest goes, I think this is a very creative idea...thank you for the chance!

Shhh...do you hear that? It sounds like thunder...I think there is a Storm heading my way! (cheesy, I know!)

midnighte13

I love my Storm...and the Storm 2 has got to be even sweeter. Pick me!!!

nm1k0

I think this is the best contest you guys have ever come up with. Hopefully it does get released so that you can have it.

I would love to win one too. PS.

Nick

joeybagodonuts

I hope it comes out in early June....that way CB can spread the love to a lot of people...hope i am one of them = )

tcrockett

pick me, pick me, pick me, pick me, pick me, pick me

CliffD5

I'll take one please!

papped

That would be awesome

freddymartinez9

How about releasing it tomorrow?

nelsonn

This is my entry for a Storm 2 - lets hope we see it in June!!!!!!

JBAeroEngineer

as a storm 1st gen owner i'll be super pissed if this happens now, especially without no storm 1st gen support. here's hoping to win a second gen.

iverhoob

Storm 2 in june! Please god noooooo. That means the almost non-existant support for the 9500 will stop altogether :(

jcash74

Come on RIM let's deliver on this one!

avroz1

I'll post just for a chance to win.

herooftimeloz#CB

Hoping for a June 1st release date!

CB-BBuser

Crackberry people, you guys are risk-takers, I like that! I also like the BB Storm 2! I would also LOVE to HAVE a BB Storm 2.....Catching my drift here?

infernl

Because my Storm I never got the love it deserved from Big Red...

rw4u2nv

Hey, it's worth a shot right?

lovelyxkill

Hopfully it will come out in the beginning of june so more people have a chance at winning......like me hahah hope to win

richs10

I'm ready for it. Bring it on!

drshakawa

I highly doubt it will come out, but if it does, i'd like to win one

bbblair

but if it's FREE then I'm in!!!

mythdraug

I hope it pays out for your registered users...

AkeelJ

So, being the early adopting wh**re that I am. What the hell do I do with my "does-everything-else-but-Blackberry-stuff" Storm when I rush to the VZW store knocking young kids down to get my Storm 2??

Suggestions anyone?

bigandy603

I would say it's almost a sure thing that it's not coming out... but I'm not willing to take that chance.

statons

I sure hope that they don't forget us Storm 1 (God I hate saying that) users and come out with the Version 5.? Think they will?

jlong05

Here is to hoping for a June 1 release! Count me in for this giveaway, It is about time I win something. :)

SnoopTodd

Would love to see it!!

_joshua

If it comes out in June, its VZW that should be giving away Storm 2's to everyone who bought Storm 1.

redMacht

Wow, crackberry sure does know how to throw a contest. I LOVE YOU CB!

SUPERDUTY04FORD

I love technology and have my Storm running like a Storm. It never fails me. From the leaked pictures of the "ODIN" (Storm 2), I am highly impressed. And with the WIFI ability, I would love to and will love doing nifty things with it. So sign me up, I am ready for an upgrade.

johnny50

I'd like to have one.

Gurt204

pleeeeease let it come out in june storm 1 isnt cuttin it for me

nadebac

Send me one. I will be happy.

piranhadonna

I would just die. Die die die die die. No seriously I would love a storm2.

piranhadonna

I would just die. Die die die die die. No seriously I would love a storm2.

rubcal

I want to win, please.
rubcal win a storm 2, ok?

RJstorm

I love my storm! One of my most favorite blackberries I've ever owned!

hoopstarrr23

Crackberry rules!!!

Give me a Storm 2 that's just as good [so I can throw my Storm 1 down the STORM DRAIN].

...oh yeah, everything everyone else said plus one more PLEASE!

John Yester

Sure why not:) June would be nice:)

AidenCho

The chances of this being launched is very probable in terms of how RIM works now. Remember the launch of the 8900 Javelin for Rogers where no one had a clue until the the phones are shipped to the store? RIM is being very careful about their launch dates now due to the fact that it can hurt their current product sales. Storm 2 would be a really good upgrade to what I currently have (9530, I am definitely really curious on the whole thing on the phone, like there are no where which it contains any physical slide-out keyboard, but if there was I might tose my HTC Touch Pro from my demo line and substitute it with this. Overwhelm and shocked, but I am looking forward to this phone.

Natemz

But what the hey! I will take a storm 2.

FalconFan2k

Man, I hope the new Blackberry is released in June ( fingers and toes crossed)And hopefully all the bugs will be out so I won't have to do my best "Orkin Man" impression like I did on my Storm.... (he he)

Giopand

Damn I think this is one of the best contest I have ever seen in my life. I hope the BlackBerry Storm 2 goes out on June 1st so I can have 30 chances of winning.

I hope I win one.....

Sudo

I hope it comes out June 1st so everyone else has 29 other days to win theirs.

brevdude

can't wait to see the new storm 2

Brickman#CB

Why fix Storm 1? Ship the second one and we can purchase it all over. Great business model.

WazzuKirk

Bring it on!! This is freaking AWESOME!!!

Snipes

I'll take one if it comes!

sthomasmusic

If this is true - ouch. But, consider this my contest entry. Thanks to this site for being so friendly!

sslobin417

I'd love a new Storm, will the updates come quicker than the current Storm?

jlawler4

And he said the Storm 2 is coming out on Friday! Oh man God only knows how many CB will have to give away now!

janglesjr

CB coming through again with another great prize...I'll hold my breath for this one.

john1210

I really hope that the storm's surepress is changed because its the biggest issue that the storm has.(besides being buggy and slow) Can't wait!!!!

gypsy76

would love me a storm 2 please! :)

vlkers54

For a first adopter of the BB Storm, here's hoping to a proper Storm 2...especially considering how we haven't received an official update since DECEMBER! Unreal and almost a slap in the face for Gen1 users.

guinessmic

Recently got the first edition and I love it so I would love an early upgrade to part 2, keep em coming!

swiz_4

June 1 release cause i never win so ill need all 30 to do win.

Orio

Wow ..this would absolutely be the BOMB prize !!!

SFXBrandon

I WANT ONE!

Let us hope that it fixes all the problems I am experiencing with my first one.

mtbusiness

but I'll settle for an official update for the Storm I am currently using. If this rumor is true, they are more afraid of the pre than one might think.

rm_blogger

Personally I think it'll be November but hey, might as well enter!

jjohnn

wow, i'd love to win.

DROT

I'm still running a BEAT UP Blackberry Pearl come on June 1st I NEED a new phone badly!

kriptikchicken

New day, new Storm... same grubby fingers to operate it!

Emiliano81

The Storm is the only BlackBerry I haven't tried, so...

skatz805

Oh please pick me! I would be your friend if you chose me. (Actually I would be your friend anyway, I just like you like that)

schreiner7

I would love to see the storm 2 come out early! I just hope it is better than the first gen storm. Hopefully they will fix the processor speed and the battery life.

C0nsequence

Anything Storm! Please!

bntphoretwunny

plz to givers me teh prize?

razzel

Here is praying for a early June release for us, and for you well not a June release at all.

sdmilton

had the first storm for 5 months. hated it. would love to try out the new one though!

mucter

hell yeah, my storm runs like crap.

ThatAnonymousGuy

maybe my luck will change!

bradblick

COMMMONNNN MAY 30TH!!!!

izzyardo

I'm excited to see it. Thanks for keeping us informed Crackberry!

BBCS

A college student,
Addicted to his BlackBerry,
Craves the second storm

As Student Body President, I am continuously using my BlackBerry to coordinate projects, check e-mail, reference documents, and read CrackBerry.com (of, course). I enjoy using my Storm immensely (being one of first in line to buy), and would appreciate the second version of this innovative device!

Please, please, please, select me! Thanks!

Nerdlife

Please almighty crackberry team choose me!

chriscoleman

I don't think it will be available within this time line, but heck, I'll take one just in case...hehe

cmvpjones

no chance vzw allows the storm 2 to launch in the same 2 month window as the 9630. but i'll still throw my name in the hat.

kokuryuha

let us hope for a quick release then! lol

nygolfmc

I hope it comes out in June and I hope I win 1...

bpderby#CB

All I have to say about another Storm from VZW and BB....

GOOD EFFIN LUCK.

swiftmac

Hook me up! Just got the storm 1 3 weeks ago and would love the storm 2!

kcken

I'll take a free one... :o)

sgillen

I needs me some WiFi!

PhantomS10

I agree that it will be much later, but if it comes out in June, count me in.

CB.Mike-D

They need to stay true with their release date this time, and hopefully Im the very lucky winner.

STORM 2 YEAY !!!

fergie77

Quite interested by such an early release, thought seems a bit soon tbh to have storm 2 developed not long after "The" Storm. I wouldnt be so bothered if I wasnt tied to this contract :(

Keegen

I'll be pleasantly surprised if this happens.

firems4289

I love my Storm 1 (with the leaked OS installed that is) can't wait to see what the Storm 2 is going to be like! My wife will kill me if I buy another phone, so please give me one for free!

DragonBusta

ok, it would be wonderful if i got this.. i might turn homo and go afte kevin! LOL! i think its gonna launch on june 22nd if it does happen to launch in june!

SITH77

wow i cant believe its finally here . i saw the pre-posts the other day in regards to what the field version looks like . i would do anything to get one of these on june first . i have been a smart phone nut since they first started , ive always loved BlackBerrys ! ! ! ! june first cant come fast enough me my wife and my co workers are all ANXIOUSLY awaiting for this release . this phone will definitely outsell the storm one

foggylemon

Nope. No chance at all it's coming out in June. Don't even know why I'm posting.

ladyofelegance

I would love to see the BlackBerry Storm 2 emerge in June!!! A great summer surprise for all of us Berry addicts!!!

iggbastic

I'll take one! Give my girlfriend my storm...
How is it possible that verizon wont update the OS and the new one will come out...??

gkviper192

give me a storm 2!!!!!! ha

jwjohnson#AC

I don't feel there is much chance for a June release, but just in case, here is my entry.

shabbasuraj

S2 will be released June 17th as per my discussion with a RIM employee last week in London ON.

critta

i want one!!!!!!!! wifi please!!!

pharmvol

and lets hope that not many people leave comments.

G

Ajaystp1

Pickkk meeeeEeee I want 1 lol

Smittyn804

Wow June!? That does seem quick. I hope it's true I would love to own a Storm to go along with my 8900!!!!

musikmaker19

I would absolutely despise winning a new BlackBerry. Please, whatever you do, don't let it be me!
(Reverse psychology worked great for snow days when I was a kid, thought I'd give it a try).

toupet

Lets pray for a release on June 1st :P

LordOfFreedom

When I went to Chicago, I tried typing a message on the first Storm, and it didn't seem as horrid as many people said it was. I am very curious as to the specs of the Storm 2... but hell, give me a storm 2, baby! *crosses fingers*

wdanker

I am due for a new blackberry too.

anappi311

No Whammy! No Whammy! No Whammy!! Big Bucksssssss.... Stop!!

spyder91

Though Verizon has yet to approve a second OS for the first Storm...here's to hoping!

grayzweb

Here's to a June release. That would be soooo cool

xmvl001

for my contract renewal... but a free storm is even better!!! thanks CB!

Marauder2k9

This device looks pretty sick, and this is coming from a pretty happy Storm 1 owner..
Here's hoping..
*crosses fingers*

Vince82

Count me in on this I would <3 to get a free Storm 2!!!!

slreno

gimme gimme i want i want

jramone

I will play along just cuz ima storm sucker!!!

PICK ME!!!!!!!!!!!

dcjr99

NOT,,, I have doubts this won't happen but oh well.. Come on STORM 2

AtlBBStorm

I currently own a Storm, I don't really like it a lot initially as it's not quite as I thought it would be the iPhone competitor. However, after months of usage and with newer OS installed, I like it more and more. The downsides I found are the phone is still slower than what I expected, and there is no wifi capability. I would like to have a Storm 2 which rumors said to have a wifi function. Just hoping the initial OS wasn't as crappy as the Storm initial OS. God I hate .75.

sarcastic6

Hmm, makes me wish I had waited instead of getting mine...

ReccaKun

lol 30 storm 2 give away, i like the sound of that

ArmyBerry

Storm 2. You can even take my Storm 1 in return!

Crazydude1405

I WANT IT I NEED IT I WENT THREW 7 STORM 1S!! UGHH PLEASE PLEASE PLEASEE LOVE U CB!

jlevy73

Kevin you state that pre-production is slated for early next month. That makes no sense considering that pictures have already been posted of a fully functional Storm 2 with an OS. So not sure why you make a statement regarding pre-production unless the images posted were a fake.

c0rinne

Well, I'll be waiting with bated breath apparently.

vasaribm

Lets hope for a June 1st release!! Should be fun to see how all this plays out.

swong13

This way verizon won't have to update the OS for Storm1!

-Steven

drmullins

I hope for a June 1st Launch. Count me in. Easy way to get out of my contract with Storm 1

alva

A Free Storm2.... why not try.

Now that would be sweet!

cpards

Thanks for the chance to win BB storm 2.

Cowadin

i would be surprised if this got pumped out that fast -- probably just a rumor to keep people from switching to the next gen iphone which should be announced/released in june as well..

we'll see!

moe95gst

hook it up with that storm 2!!!

onel0ve

This is such a sweet contest. Let's hope for June 1st. lol! Good luck to all the addicts!

onel0ve

nemo-maritime

Man this would be so nice. I am already pissed off that I bought the first gen storm with another one being so close. I need an upgrade with WiFi!!! Very cool of you to do crackberry, already feeling a little bit better =)

dcity

RELEASE DATE JUNE 1ST PRETTY PLS

<3
FEED YOUR ADDICTION...
CRACKBERRY

Dcity

pick me pick me <3

204 loves CB

Ziggi_cam

Damn I been trying to win something for sooooooo long it would be great to win one of these....WOOT

rgomezt

It will be a miracle win!
Thaaaaaaaaanks!

Snkrheadhj

I hope the storm 2 releases in june

ace__05

I've got the Storm 1 and would love to have the Storm 2. Newer is just about always better. Let's just hope the software is better this time around.

LikeTheMovies

So will I be able to turn in my Storm 1 for a Storm 2 since they decided not to update ours at all? I hope it's better.

Acousticgtarist

I'd really like to be a winner here. Please pick me if this does happen!

daidp

I love the storm so the storm 2 has to be great!

JuicyAmari

I got the Storm when it first came out November 21st and I was in line since 4:30am that morning to get it (the store didn't open til 7am). I was the 3rd person in line and they only had 10 in stock (talk about the early bird getting the worm or the storm in my case). The storm is my first BB and I am officially HOOKED/ADDICTED/CRACKED OUT on it! I need to keep my habit fresh and the Storm 2 would be perfect! Especially if they best site for BB users/abusers gives it to me! :-D

Darthstorm528

Bring it on, let's see the early June 1st release of the Storm 2. Hearing good things about it.

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