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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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?



I love my Storm. But yearning for the "Odin"/"Storm 2". They could call it the "Dingleberry" and I'd get it. I'd rather get it for free though.

My dog's dad's name was Odin and he was the greatest dog in the world before he was hit by a car. True story so I want a phone named Odin.....

Worth a shot. I have liked the storm since the .122 update so I can only imagine Odin to be amazing. Go Raven Go

I may not be eligible for an upgrade till september but it wouldn't hurt to have this new phone now!!! I wasn't to thrilled with storm 1, but I know storm 2 will be very carefully upgraded when it comes out.

I bought an 8310 in january, but I smartly jumped into the pool with it a few months ago. Now I am stuck with a samsung crappy phone. And since I am on ATT I cant switch for another 2 years. So, I am waiting for the 8900 to come out and use my dads upgrade (if he will let me). But a free Storm 2?? I think that might be a better deal.

...bucket of comments!! I have the Verizon 9530...and unlike for most here it seems...has been great! It just takes a little time to tweek and get the right apps, and adjustments to your liking. Most people that "bi..h" about it usually are the ones not taking the time to do so.

My opinion only of course...


We wont see this phone til end of summer in my opinion, my Best friend is an invenvory manager at VZW and he said don't expect to see anything until after 7/4 at the earliest, but as mentioned in the article it is VZW here so maybe it'll be ubder the tree for xmas, lol!

A Storm's a-brewing and it's in my pants!! I mean my pocket you pervs! HA Pick me though I need an upgrade.

the blackberry storm needs a better processor as the one i had was annoyingly slow at times especially openin applications and a pain to use while doing something else.
why do the idiots at vodafone have to lock the fones onto their network with the crap branded software
i have now got the 8900 and i love it but im waiting for the 'storm 2' to come out and hopefully it wont be tied down to vodafone, whose network coverage is good too the point of the network being too busy half the time to make and recieve calls

wouldnt it be a nice idea if t mobile sold the blackberry storm 2?

on a more positive note, putting a 16gb micro sd card in a blackberry storm turns it into a great media player and the brilliant screen is great for watching movies on. i think that this is one of its strong points over the iphone

Well if this is indeed true that they are releasing a Storm 2 in less than a year since the first generation I think we were taken advantage of. I am sure that the new device will probably correct a lot of the issues we deal with on a daily basis. Such as slow response, accelerometer failure, lockups, etc.

If it is released in June I would love one and then I can throw out the old one. Can't wait to see if there are improvements.

IMHO June is very sporty. If it is released in June my guess would be towards the end. The Tour has been scouped and talked' about now for months and I would think they would release that before the Storm 2. Storm 1 is "said" to still be selling well. For instance Verizon is still selling the 8830 and we know how long that has been in inventory. They would introduce a replacement for the 8830 (Tour) before replacing a Storm 1, still selling "well."

I want a free storm 2 just like the next person, but knowing Verizon as many of us do I put the better money on August or "later".

I think this is such a fabulous contest idea, ahh this is why I absolutely adore this site!!


I have suffered almost the whole way through the storm 1 failures and letdowns. the leaks have helped, but i would love to try out a storm 2. I haven't won yet so this is the perfect opportunity. Hook me up!!!

that would be amazing... my fiancee has the storm one and it is a pain in my ass... i have an 8330 and it's not fast enough for me... barring the bold, which us big red users won't see for eons, i want a storm 2!!

I have suffered almost the whole way through the storm 1 failures and letdowns. the leaks have helped, but i would love to try out a storm 2. I haven't won yet so this is the perfect opportunity. Hook me up!!!

Is this available to Australian users?

I have a Storm 1. Biggest piece of dog poo I've ever bought. Wish I had a Bold or an iPhone even.

I've read about people in the US with problems and stories of how they simply go in and get a new one - replaced on the spot - or simply swap it out for a better device (like the Bold)... unfortunately in back arse of the world, things don't work that way.

We don't get free swaps, or new devices (that work!)... we have to send it off to get it repaired - that's our only choice.

Four weeks later... you're still left with a device that doesn't work!

Perhaps the "Storm 2" might be better?!?!?

...I would click my heels 3 times and wish a Storm 2 in my hands right now. I so want to luv my Storm 1 but the various issues I am having make it "almost" impossible. It would be such a coup for Verizon to release a stable, feature laden, application rich (hint, hint, i.e. Adobe, flash, etc.) Blackberry Storm...I an getting chills just thinking about it.

Yea, I've got one of the best OS's on the market thanks to the 5.0 hybrid, BUT a storm 2....send it my way!!!!!!

Hoping for a June 1st release, so that Crackberry has to give 30 away. ;)




I am moving back into my Dad's due to a bad break up...Verizon is the only carrier that works in his home!

Please please please please pretty please!!!

Please please please please pretty please!!!

Please please please please pretty please!!!




You guys are awesome!!!

From what i've been reading this looks like it's going to be a great phone. Can't wait. Count me in!! Hope it's at the beginning of June. More people the better

I wonder what moral and ethical bone Rim and Verizon will have when this actually gets ready to roll out?

I would really love to have one of the storm 2. I have the pearl 8100 and really love it the storm has got to be awsome!

I can't believe there is a Storm 2 coming out 7 months after the Storm, especially with all the problems with it. Seems to me they need to fix the Storm before releasing a Storm 2. Or at least give us the option to upgrade to the newer version.

I would absolute love this phone. I can't wait for it to launch and see how they have changed the touchscreen. I know a lot of people complained about the original click screen but I thought that it actually made if feel somewhat like a real keyboard.

I just upgraded my storm to the .141 with 5.0 hybrid, and I loaded a cool android theme on it, the phone has been running great since the upgrade and wouldn't trade it in for anything aside from a storm 2 hah! so sign me up for that

Well, plain and simple, I need a new phone, i cant upgrade for just about ever, i dont have any spare cash to just buy one, not to mention i want one so freaking bad :P

i cant wait for this contest to take place... the storm 2 looks great!!!!
Thanx Crackberry, and yes defenetly it will be an interesting month

I would really love to win one!! Yes, my current Storm has some flaws that I would love to see fixed, but overall I'm happy with it and staying for the long haul!! Count me in to win a next generation Storm!!

It might be wishful thinking...but I got a mailer today offering an "early upgrade" on my phone lines...featuring the storm and the voyager...couple other cheap phones..but at the upgrade price..several months ahead of my upgrade time. Makes me think they are looking to clear out inventory quickly!

I bought my Storm for myself for full upgrade. I always like to have the latest and greatest. Well it looks like I was duped. So I would love to win the newest from the best site out there. Thanks!

I actually think there's a chance it will launch in June. I originally wanted the Storm, but once it came out and I had a chance to try it, I was disappointed. The newer one looks like RIM may have been spending their time working on the fixes in the sequel, rather than for the original. Unfortunately, I couldn't wait on a new every 2, as my old VX8300 was on it's last legs. And I can't afford to pay full retail for any decent smartphone (what with the family demanding food and shelter and such - Bastards!) ;-)

As a tech geek, I always like to see the newest thing released. But as a consumer who bought a Storm about a month ago, I'd be unhappy if they released a new one so soon... But as an educated consumer and a tech geek, I knew what I was getting into when I shelled out the money.

In other words, here's my entry. Here's hoping it comes out sooner than later.

I would take a free storm but I can tell you this...if we don't see an update that's worth beans there is no way in hell that I would buy the storm 2. We better get a free upgrade to the storm2 or at a very good discount. My storm is pretty good but it's really buggy. I would go back to my iphone in a heartbeat if I could get ATT service. If 2 is coming out this soon it looks like storm 1 owners are screwed. Rim and verizon have really rubbed me wrong.

I want.. I need.. haha. I am coming from a non-Blackberry device so a free Storm 2 would defiantly be a nice plus to switching lol.

I just bought my storm, not only that but i broke the screen in a week and just bought a replacement lcd.... I would LOVE a the new storm, and would brag about it to everyone while making sure to mention =)

Come on this is Verizon I am still waiting on a software update past .75 to become official.

I predict the Storm 2 will be out some time in August, sorry to be a party pooper, remember this is Verizon.

I would luv to have me the storm 2! i initially did not like the storm but now i have had the chance to use a friend's and it's growing on me. so gimme gimme gimme! i gotta have that phone...PLEASE!!!!

i'm always a skeptic until i see proof with my own eyes. time will tell. good luck to any winners...IF any ;)

I say June 16th, the Storm 2 will come out haha. ( I would say end of July but this is a JUNE contest.)

Good luck to everyone!!

I want to win one for my husband. We have Pearls now, but all he keeps talking about is the Storm II. My son very happy about the prospect of an extra blackberry in the house too!

At this point it looks like the Storm 2 will be out within 6 months of when I took possession...Verizon had best be thinking about what sort of special offer they're going to give to those who have been their guinea pigs!

I like the click screen but a glass screen would be pretty cool so I would definitely like a shot.

I work for Big Red and I honestly would be surprised to see this phone launch this year....let alone in June. I mean there hasn't even been a official firmware update since early Dec 2008. But if CB wants to give me one.....more power to them. Good contest guys!!!!!!!!

I am not a lucky person EVER, when it comes to contests. Man, am I praying for my luck to change now!

Even though I'm not on the site very often, this is still a cool site! I'm hoping that I get the Storm 2...Looks kinda interesting!

Hopefully it comes out in June. Had my Storm since the day it came out and starting to get frustrated with Verizon's updates to it.

I'd be shocked if there was a June release, shocked if we got it this summer. However, I respect the contest and think it's a bold move on Crackberry's behalf. I'll give it a go. Count me in.

I'm not sure if I want the Storm 2 but it will probably be better than the Storm that I have right now. My biggest problem is I will randomly lost 3G signal but if I reset the radio 3G signal will be there again.

i'd be perfectly happy if they'd just fix my storm 1. but, i wouldn't mind this either. nor the tour.

Woo Hoo! Go Crackberry! I love the storm (even with its os issues) and thanks to os leaks, it is better than ever. But a storm 2?! I'm always ready for an upgrade to the latest and hopefully greatest!

I hope Verizon gets their act together and tests the new Storm before they release it. I went through 4 of them until I finally got fed up with it and sold it. I had one as well as all my buddies and we traded phones and went back to the trusty old Curve.

Ive been a blackberry user for over 4 years and can't wait for the release of the new storm. I really hope it is relased in june.

I'm in the market for a storm, so might as well go for a free one. My plan either way is to buy in the first or second week of June. If Storm 2 come out within 30 days, I'll pay the restock fee. If I win, again, I'll pay the restock fee.

Might as well mark me down for one, even though i'm sure this is all just hear say hehe.. But if it isn't i don't want to miss out LOL

================COUNT ME IN================

:Sent from my CrackBerry:


Hmm, a Blackberry Storm 2, I'll believe it when I see it, especially if it comes out in June. Considering the Storm 1 was supposed to have come out around this time last year.

But none the less I would not turn down the Storm 2 especially if it has Wifi, which the Storm 1 should've had.

Best contest idea ever...won't cost you, Verizon, a developer, or a advertiser anything since there is no way in *%# a June launch will happen.

OHHHH MAN THAT LOOKS AWSOME. Hope it comes on June 1st, better chance for me and everyone else to win!

A Storm 2 for free? I'll bite! Still waiting for an official upgrade for my original Storm... But I'll forget that for a Storm 2.

I need a new storm storm is suffering from a bad case of dandruff below the surface of the screen... =(

I think you're right that you won't be giving many away. It sounds like a minor hardware upgrade to work out some of the kinks. But nevertheless, I'd love the upgrade!

Was not a big fan of the first Storm that came out so I hope this new one is much better. I was soo close to buying the first version too.. good thing I didnt. One of my friends bought one and ended up replacing it 4 times with Verizon.

Also this Contest sounds, would love to win it.

I have a shiteous alltel blackberry that's on it's last'd be kind of nice to have the new storm 2 :)

This is a great idea for a contest :D Sad to say that its gotta be the next step of the phone just got 4 months ago. Lol

Cant wait for the new Storm 2! wanted to get the first one but it had way too many issues. Thanks Crackberry for this contest. You guys ROCK!

not only does NBA have amazing happens, but you guys at crackberry giving out storm 2 also do amazing things to the world.

I would love the new Storm 2!! I have a big mouth and a lot of friends so I would be a great advertising perk!! You won't be sorry!!

Original storm owner. Thank god for leaked os's. Great phone idea bad software. Wifi could be big, memory leak fixed, faster screen rotation and app switching, list goes on. Would love to not have to pay for phone upgrade so soon. Pick me! Hope it comes in June!