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


Woot. I'm in. Planning to upgrade my wife to a Storm in August and this would be a nice alternative for 1 of us (I'd probably keep the 2 for myself and give her the Storm...) lol


I cannot wait... to be honest I am 90% happy with my Storm 1... but I'm a loyal "first adopter" of all things RIMM.




I dont think it'll be out in June but if it does i'll take a freebe.......


Wow, only 6 month and BAM, your 'new' & cool STORM becomes 'past tense'..not complaining! Just saying...Of course a STORM2 would be greatly appreciated!


Stupid Verizon/RIM. They sold us these crappy phones knowing a new one was in the works. I may go back to my Bold


This would be just in time for my upgrade, so now how would that work? Just curious will eventually find out, since all i have been getting in the mail from verizon is the "VIP" snail mail that keeps coming just in time for my upgrade....ah love the snail mail! But would love to have my hands on a storm 2, i am still back here with the silver pearl 8130 that has been with me with every waking moment...LOL! Good luck everyone and me, too!


I currently use the LG Voyager Titanium and am crossing over to Blackberry. My new every 2 credit can be used June 9 so hope it's released by then. It would be nice to win my very 1st Blackberry in this Crackberry contest.

So, it's mine !!!

Thank you,



Well, after just buying the Storm I wish I would have waited for the second edition to come out. Although I like my storm, it would have been nice to have the latest model.


Let me get one if you guys know how many blackberry storms i went with already with verizon. You know u would have giving me one.


Oh Crackberry, You're the gift that just keeps on giving.


Storm2 WILL be released on June 30th. And I WILL win it. It's simple as that.


whether i would win one or not, the main thing is that they keep improving on their phones for us consumers


I have a storm 1. And I am less than pleased with the official updates from Verizon. BUUUUT, when they do release the storm 2, you can count me in! Im a sucker for RIM's sexy phones, and verizons service cant be beat! Time to start saving those pennies I guess :)


From what I have seen with Verizon THERE is NOOOOO way it will be released in July.


I would say its a good bet you will give out none. Verizon does not work that fast. I would love to see it happen, I have been waiting for it for some time now.


I want one. The Storm has been nice, but I love upgrades.


I would like to see it released June 1st...


I hope im a winner thanks crackberry for the offer would greatly appreciate a storm 2 in my hands.....


......if it comes out!!
Thanks and goodluck!!


come on RIM, help us out and release it on June 1!!! I want to win one!!!


the storm was my first BB and i love it! what would be better then a storm 2 for my second BB. i think im addicted


Can't upgrade from my Storm 1 for a long time, so I'd love to win the new one!


Not Possible! But I'll take one anyway!


I have a storm now, and I went broke to buy that one. So that fact they are coming out with a Storm 2, and it hasn't been 8 months sucks. I can't buy a new one. I would love to win one from crackberry.


that would be amazzinngg if it came out on june 1st! keeping my fingers crossed!


I WANT. Sick of my fucking Storm.

The Jackel

Unlike a lot of the moaning crettings slagging of the Storm, I aint! Comment left...nuff said


i wannnnnnnnnnnttttttt the STORM 2 !!!!!!! PLESSSSSSSAAEEEEE

hahah... :D

Come on guys i have commenting and commenting hope i get it this time.




oh my god please please please let it be released in June. I currently own the storm 9530, love it, except for the dust that has built up behind the screen, making it nearly impossible to see the screen while i am outside or if the backlight isn't on. I would love to own the new storm 2 to make everybody i know jealous of me. hahahahahahahahaggghh...cough....cough...cough


I would love a Storm 2 so much, I hope it comes out sometime in June just because of this contest!! :)


That'd be totally sweet. I thought it was slated for a Sept release...earlier the better!


Man i'd love to get the Storm 2 because I absolutely loved the first storm! Thanks for offering this contest!


I say Woo Hoo for a Storm 2!!


Any time in june would be nice.


I love my current storm, but for a chance to win one with WiFi and other bells and whistles? I'm in!


Just to get in the face of Palm and Apple and still their Tunder...


Im not gonna go through all 5000 messages to see if someone suggested that...but the people who won the crackberry what would you do for a blackberry storm should be given the storm 2 to make up for the storm 1s shortcomings


The storm 2 would make me want to upgrade before my 2 years is up.


I hope i win. And I hope it's better than my current storm...


I want to get a Blackberry storm 2


what the hell I'll take another Storm 2, maybe better than my 1st storm


I have an ancient BB (7520) and was holding out for the Strom. That was until some friends told me they hated it. I am hopeful the Storm2 will be a significant improvement.

I could really use a new BB.


Nostradamus says June 1st!


I would love to believe that it will come out in June, so that I might be able to win one. But the realist in me tells me it probably won't happen.

Atleast I get a chance to win one with this post if I'm wrong!!! :-)


It will be June 30th.

Mark my words.


I like the Storm my company got me, but I'd LOVE a personal Storm 2!


I'm new to BB devices with my 8330, but I'll take a chance at another one.

Thanks for the contest.


Verizon should come up with plan for Storm 1 users! Let's hope for the best! Anyways, a six month wait won't be so bad (for those doing a yearly upgrade)...unless Storm 3 comes out in December.

Count me in.


I have only had my Storm for a month now and I am loving it. Yes, it is sometimes frustrating, but thanks to CB, I have jumped those hurdles.
If I'm going to continue to learn, upgrade me to a Storm2 please.
Thank you in advance.


I will have great faith that it will happen early enabling me to have many chances to win one of these fine phones.


I want to win a free Storm 2. I am new to Blackberry and wish I had waited for the new Storm.



At my last renewal I picked up an 8330 Curve while my good friend went with the Storm-he always has to be "better" than me. I'm 110% happy with my Curve but after seeing his Storm and what it can do, not to mention the gigantic screen I grew envious. Lets hope this June launch is a sure deal so maybe a few of us lucky Crackberry members will get a chance at these new Storms!!!


He really does have confidence in his prediction. "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". I don't think Kevin has any faith at all that the storm 2 will be released until July or later. My guess is it won't be released until November. Where do I get my information from you ask? It's my gut feeling. So am I going to win a storm 2? Probably not. And it's unlikely any of you will either...Sorry to burst your bubble.


YES! Storm 2 in June /would/ rock, especially if it launches with TELUS, so I don't have to change contracts, etc. ;)

Good luck with ze contest, e'eryone, especially the CrackBerry staff/writers, because if it *does* come out June 1st, you're going to be rather penniless by the month's end.


With the Palm Pre with us on June 6 and the new Iphone on July 17, the Storm 2 should be at the end of June or starting July.


I think they release it in the fall for the holiday season.


Very Cool!! Maybe they'll have figured out most of the bugs and have a 99.5% functional OS with it also! I'm looking forward to it to see what new features there are with it!!


How can they come with a new device so soon when they haven't even perfected the one that's out now? They are going to piss a whole lot of people off including me. Are they going to offer discounts to people who want to upgrade from the piece of crap they have now? NOT!!!


My 8100 just ain't cutting it.....


This seems too good to be true :)

Let's hope for that June release,
maybe I'll get one for my bday in June :P

Thanks for the chance CB!


Why is everyone all over this device if the first one sucked so bad?


Commenting, hoping for a June launch as well!


If BB/Verizon pump half of the marketing $$$ they put into the release of the Storm, then I would guess the campaign to get people drooling over the new device would take a few months... I'm guessing the Storm II doesn't get released until the end of the year at best. It's just too easy to get excited about the next device only to have to wait for an eternity...


Since Memorial Day is approaching this Monday:

Storm is Brewing for Memorial Day

People barbequing
People picnicing
People swimming
People relaxing

In Iraq & Afghanistan

Soldiers fighting
Soldiers running
Soldiers swearing
Soldiers praying
Soldiers surviving
Soldiers dealing

At Home

Families dealing
Families healing
Families praying
Families communicating

Soldiers and families are what our country is made of.

Here is to the soldiers, families, and veterans of the USA.


Does tha mean i have to buy another phone it seems i got the storm as soon as it was available.
it "works" OK with .75 BUT now verizon fixes the bugs and wants to sell me a new phone in less that 8 months.
can't we at least get an OFFICIAL UPDATE!



Come on lady luck! Would love to see how #2 gets down. After the love hate relationship with the original, I would be more than happy to see this thing be slick as glass. Smell you later


Come on lady luck! Would love to see how #2 gets down. After the love hate relationship with the original, I would be more than happy to see this thing be slick as glass. Smell you later


Come on lady luck! Would love to see how #2 gets down. After the love hate relationship with the original, I would be more than happy to see this thing be slick as glass. Smell you later


Come on lady luck! Would love to see how #2 gets down. After the love hate relationship with the original, I would be more than happy to see this thing be slick as glass. Smell you later




June 1st would be awesome.. can't wait! ~~~


Come on, surprise 6/1 launch!


Comment for Stormy goodness!


Does this mean that Verizon has altogether abandoned the idea of giving Storm 1 users official OS updates?


Better be better than the first model I know that. Although do love my device I want it to be a little more "reliable" like the bast blackberries have and also a little more intuitive. I don't wanna be lost and pull up my navigator and wait 10 minutes for it to come up. Come on man. Let's get it right the second time around. Oh and not to mention I still have the same storm since November 21st @ 650am. So I am a blackberry fan just a little disappointed.


If I were them, I'd announce the launch on June 9th in order to take the news cycle away from Apple's rumoured announcement of their 3.0 OS on the 8th


I have two years until I can upgrade!




i won't hold my breath...but I still will enter the contest!!


Cool contest... count me in!


Better? Faster? More capabilities.. Sux to have 18
More months on contract with storm1. Hope big-v doesn't forget about storm 1 users.. Cheers to crackberry for offering storm 2's. Anyone else hoping for june 1st release?b


Yes! my Storm is underwhelming I hope the Storm 2 makes up for it!


i wonder how this will pan out :-)


I love my current Storm, but I am excited to see what the Storm 2 has to offer. I hope I can finally win one of these contests.


...of many posts to come.

Not too thrilled about the new Storm - at least until they fix all of the kinks - but hey, a free phone is a free phone, right?


What a great contest! Would love to try this model out. Good luck to everyone, including me!!!!


The storm 2 looks very impressive from what we've seen so far. Yes Crackberry, I sure would like one!


To be 1 of 30 winners for the Storm 2 would be a nice gift!!! YES...... for MEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!


Anything will be better than my current Storm. I'll take one please!


will more comments help?


This thing looks like a real beauty.


We all probably need this since we used our upgrades on the first Storm and are not eligible until next year. Thanks.


I'll enter for this blackberry, why not? sounds like it should be good though... lets hope it is :)


This phone was made for me!


Here's hoping for a June launch and a nice birthday present for me :)


I'll try it, thanks for the contest kev ;)


It will be interesting to see what they do change about the storm and what they leave the same. Guess we will just have to see.


I love CB. Another great contest. Now hoping that finally non-US crackberrians can win something ;-) My wife wants a touchscreen BB really badly as for myself I will be waiting for the Tour.

Pixel Hunter

Hoping for a June 1 release!


Thank You let us hope for 30 days of Storm 2 giveaways!


Well I was really waiting for the Tour/Atlas but a better Storm...very interesting. They should make a a combination of the phones and make it a super BlackBerry, call it the Stour or the Torm or Staltas haha jk


Im down for this seems pretty interesting


IF the storm 2 does roll out in June the only way i'll be able to get one would be to win one :-/


I'd love to upgrade this early. Thanks Kevin.


gimmie gimmie gimmie!!!!! i bet i will still have to run a 5.0 hybrid/leaked OS but new and free is good!


C'monnnn Blackberry Storm 2! I need to feel better about buying my Storm this past March :( If only I had waited...


Storm 2!!! :D

I am curious to see if this one captures all of the bugs from the first storm


I would love to win this.


Hoping for a June 1st 2009 release of the Storm 2.


Thanks!! (Crosses fingers)


Who could say no to a Storm 2? Dang, this would as nice as winning the lottery!

Good job Crackberry ;o)


I just got the storm and i don't feel like buying the new one so i hope i win


I WANT ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Go figure. I bought the storm 1 in April. Now the next model gets released. 2 months later. Why does this not surprise me.


Would love a chance to win one. Hopefully will improve on my storm!


I really need this device to come out by mid-June so I can use my 30 day reutrn policy with Verizon to swap out...


I sure hope it is June 1 that they release the Storm 2


Lets all hope for June 1st!!!


gimme gimme gimme! my bets on none, but would be amazing


Maybe I will win this time. Let's hope for 30 full days.


Getting pretty sick of my G1. Never should have left my crackberry. Need a new one.


Music to my ears...count me in definately!!


Maybe they will get things right this time... Haha Looking forward to seeing this one...


i can haz storm 2? Crossing fingers for a June 1st release date!


i hope it comes out on June 1st.


Hard to imagine this will be out before the end of June, but I still don't want to miss the opportunity to get a free one.


I could definitely benefit from this one!!!!!!


I just picked up my first bb last month (storm) and would hate to see they are coming out with a new one already. though i would love to see it!


That's a carzy contest!! The biggest I've seen so far. Let's hope it comes out as soon as the first of July, to up my chances to 30/5000?? Better than the national lottery!


1st time i've posted, hopefully i'll get lucky!!
Come on the Storm!!!!


Rad! I sure hope they'll be releasing it June 1st!


I would love a chance to win one of these.


If it is available, I want one. I like my 9530, but i am still waiting for verizon to do an upgrade. Lazy asses.


I am extremely dissappointed in my storm 9530. Do not understand how RIM and Verizon could put out this product. I waited the day it came in the freezing cold, snow, and was late to work to find out many imperfections that a normal human would never find all before return period expired. Now i am stuck with no money to buy other phone, and am stuck doing numerous time consuming software upgrades that the manufacturer should have done all ready. Its getting quite old wish Verizon would come out with a decent official os upgrade all ready. Maybe, just maybe I can get lucky and win the new one that should be improved (lets hope) so i can put my faith back in these idiots.

Thanks I feel much better now, even more if i win a new one.


i'd love to win a storm 2!


Why not? I'll bite! Hook me up!


i would love to win this
thank you crackberry


i really hope i get one. it looks hot.


I think you guys are taking a pretty safe gamble here, but it should make June a little more interesting.


I hope I possibly win!


Verizon should be embarassed if a second version of the Storm will come out before they manage to scrape together a single OS update for Storm 1.


Im down 2, no pun intended


A June release would be great. Count me in!


--kevin can i just have your first storm? ha


=D i would love to have a storm 2


Pick me.
Pick mua.
اختيار شخصي.
Вземи ме.
Zvedni mě.
Pick mig.
Vali mind.
Pumili ako.
Διάλεξε εμένα.
תבחר בי
मुझे उठाओ
Válassz engem.
저를 뽑아.
Pasirinkite mane.
Pick lili.
Wybierz mnie.
Выберите меня.
Пицк ме.
Zvedni mě.
Välj mig.
Beni seç
Виберіть мене
Hãy chọn cho tôi.

I think its enough languages here.
Hope that Odin comes out in June even thou i doubt it.


Wouldn't it be glorious if there was the push on STORM 2 instead of updating Storm 1's OS because they're going to do an exchange for customers who wish to exchange.... ahhh..... gotta run back to my silo of money like Scrooge McDuck's.


for the amount of Storm haters and how many people keep telling us the Storm sucks... there sure are a lot of people leaving comments.

Still have an original Storm from December 5th 2007 and loving it... count me in.


Darn...If they release the Storm 2 so quickly after the Storm 1 (less than 1 year old) then darn...I will want a Storm 2 given the upgrades it will assuredly have.

That would be awesome and winning one would be doubly awesome!



I am here! Where are you?


pick me, i love the storm. would love a storm 2!!!! pick me, do it, do it now. give me the phone! you will pick me!


I'm happy that there's this type of contest going on and I really hope that I win because having a newer, probably more user friendly version of a phone that JUST CAME OUT is a little disappointing. I'd hate to have to buy a new phone already.


I would love to see this come to life in a timely somebody get a hold of these verizon folks & put some flames under thier feet! Come on BB Storm2...LET'S GO BABY!!! I don't wanna wait...hook me up guys!

Phony bologna

If we get the maximum 30 Storms given away and there are 1,000,000 registered Crackheads, I've got a 0.003% chance of winning.Yeaaaahhh... I like those odds.

[End sarcasm]


I guess i mind as well enter


Fingers crossed for June 1st!!!


No possible way this comes out in June. But if it does ship mine to .......LOL


July now? Well regardless...I'm hoping for a June release but I refuse to pay for this phone lol...


Here's to hoping that it's release on June 1st!


Here's hoping it shows in June! :-)


We all wish it comes out June 1st!!


hope it's true I can win a Storm 2


I patiently waited for this, and almost gave in to the Tour. Please let me have one, Crackberry for life!!


Really hope this is true because, although I haven't had much trouble with my Storm, I would rather have no trouble. HaHa! Love my Storm, but would like to have some better features on it.


Can I finally win something??


Logic Dictates, Somebody Already Knows when the Storm 2 will be released...

But I'll Try Anyway. :D


WOW how sweet would a NEW STORM DEUX be!


... again

Thanks Crackberry


It be tight to get a new storm 2 compared to my orginal storm but lol it seems i never win but...
I am really hoping lol :]


i would like to win the new blackberry becouse my Pearl9130 is getting tired im a adictions counseler at the mission here in Windsor On, Canada i would like the opertunity to win a new blackberry wooohooo Myka.....


Hey why not. I LOVE my current Storm so it can only get better.


I hope I can get one. I don't care on which day it will come out. lol


can't wait! hopefully they fix a few of the problems the first gen has.


Wow, what an amazing contest, doubt it will happen, but if it does that would be simply amazing! I would love to win one!


im certain this phone will releasse on june 27!!


Give me One and I will Show You!!!! :D


hopefully it goes on sale june 1!!!!!!!! pick me i want a Storm 2


Come on June 1st Storm 2.


I would gladly take a free Storm 2. Or 1. I'm easy.


Is this the right form for the forum? Storm 2, maybe.


I got a Storm only a about a month ago. Best phone I have owned, and I have owned a lot! Even better when you download a few themes from Crackberry and really make it your own.


A free Storm can't go wrong!!!


Would love to get one good luck to all!!!


Yes Please...I would be forever grateful :-)


Anything is possible!


i seriously doubt we will see a storm 2 in june but just in case...


Did I mention that I would like one of these... for like, read lurrrrrrve


I can imagine the number of entries fro this one. Nevertheless..... throw my name in the hat.


to replace my original Storm which will not get any love from Verizon once the new Storm 2 comes out. Thinking ahead here!!


I can't wait for the Storm 2, but I am disappointed that RIM didn't iron out the problems with the original Storm before moving on to the next project. IMO the BBS community has been more loyal to the Storm than RIM or our would be nice to not only see a few people get a free Storm 2 for free, but how about attempting to get the rest of us a trade up program for hanging in there and making the Storm one of the most successful Smartphones on the market?


I pushing for a June release! I hope its better than the last one! I really want one!

I cant wait till the storm 2 comes out. I have the storm right now but I am really REALLY tired of it. I want another phone but right now verizon really does not have any that I am interested in at this moment. I have heard that the curve or tour or whatever the name of it is was coming to verizon in about a month or two and I want it but I really love touchscreen phones so I am trying to wait for the storm 2 to come out. I got my storm on the very first day it came out I was the first in line and I was there at six o'clock in the morning the first couple days I loved it then all the problems started. I really loved the concept of the phones so much in stead of taking it back within my thirty days I kept it hoping that RIM would come up with a quick solution for these problems and they did. A software upgrade but that didnt seem to work either. I am on my third storm right now and I have even gotten to the point that I asked for a phone of equal or less amount and they still would not give it to me they just said we will try another battery even though I know that is not the reason for the thing freezing and me having to wait almost 15 to 30 min or either take the battery out and still waiting 10 min for the thing to come back on, and all the reseting it does by itself. With my storm I can barely make a call without it freezing and me wait, if I were in a bad situation and need to contact someone this phone would not be any help. I really want this storm and I have been a loyal verizon costumer for years now I have really spent almost a couple phones because they were new and I wanted and I have had to pay retail price on most of them because I had no upgrade I think a really good free one is well overdue for me. SO PLEASE CRACKBERRY MAKE MY WISH COME TRUE WITH THE NEW BLACKBERRRY STORM 2 THANKS.


i want one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I highly doubt that the Storm 2 will come out by the end of June, but even if I'm wrong, MAY I PLEASE HAVE A STORM 2, FOR FREEEEEEEEEEEEE?!?!?!


I hope to see it soon, I'm sick of hearing people complaining about the software!!! :)


Here's Hoping 4 a June 1st Release!


Not even close to first!


To whom it may concern, I would really enjoy a Blackberry Storm 2! If I won one I would take my Storm 1 and take a jack hammer to it! If necessary I will post videos and photos. Thanks.


Can I have a free phone? Please? I'm a poor kid you know.


So how tough would it be to get/unlock this puppy for Alltel? It sounds like its gonna be sweet.


I want my free Storm!!


Rabbit's foot. Rabbit's foot. Rabbit's foot!! Come on lucky 7... BOOM! Storm2!!!


I want the storm 2 please. Hey crack berry. did i tell you....... I WANT THE BLACKBERRY STORM 2


Woo hoo - can't wait to see that 5.0


Free Storm 2?? WOW, my Curve just started to walk off the table in hopes it doesn't get replaced, but since its on crackberry's dime, thank you very much!!


Looks like a great phone


its time for my june boom! I hope to have you land in my pocketssss :] goodluck to everyone!


I'll take a chance, here's my 2 cents. Spend it wisely =)


My birthday is June 20...this would make an AMAZING gift :)


Wow I wish I had waited. I'm stuck with a 9530 right now. I hope CB pays for a new one!


wow my storm is obsolete already, its hard keeping up with the Jones


this is one contest I would love to see happen. Really could use a great gift for my wife's up coming birthday.


Storm 2!!! I hope its released in June!


June 3 cause its my birfday!