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!

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Contest: BlackBerry Storm 2 Coming in June?

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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.

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!

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,
Crackberry.com:)

lo2veU

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.

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 :)

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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!!! :-)

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.

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.

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!!!

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!

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!

I'M NEW AT THIS BUT CAN'T THEY JUST FIX THE STORM AND ADD WI-FI WITH SOFTWARE, I'D PAY A LITTLE EXTRA FOR THAT.....

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

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

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

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?

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

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.

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

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...

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

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...

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 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!

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.

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.

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Pick mua.
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Вземи ме.
接我。
Zvedni mě.
Pick mig.
Vali mind.
Pumili ako.
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תבחר בי
मुझे उठाओ
Válassz engem.
私を選んでください。
저를 뽑아.
Pasirinkite mane.
Pick lili.
Wybierz mnie.
Leva-me.
Ia-mă.
Выберите меня.
Пицк ме.
Zvedni mě.
Välj mig.
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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!

Thanks!

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 fashion...so 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!

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 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.

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.....

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

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.

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 carriers...it 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 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?!?!?!

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.

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!!

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

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