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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Lets hope RIM get their act together and we see a early June release! Then of course I need to get lucky.

It might be announced in June but not on the shelves. Although if it is what the heck I'll take one. :D

Well, I've been torn back and forth between the Storm 2 and the Tour, especially when rumors of a possible physical keyboard on the Storm 2 (doubt that'll happen tho). However.......a free Storm 2 would definitely make the decision for me ;)

i had the storm in Jan but just didnt like a few things! BUT i CANT WAIT to see this one with the supposed updates and all!!! AND a free one!!! YOWSA!!!! OH YEAH!!!!

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AND...accounts for over 50% of all sales!!!
What's that tell ya? You just CAN'T argue with facts!!
So anyBring on the STORM 2!!! I AM READYYYYYY!!!!!!!!

Storm 2 June 1st!!!!! 30 Storm 2 giveaway :D. This date would be good and bad (for whoever has the Storm 1 already @_@), but here's a chance to win a new one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello, i want the storm two because storm 1 didnt live up to the hype....please can i have it, can i have it. pleaseeeeeeeee!

I have mixed feelings about this on the one side i'm happy a new storm is coming out but on the other i'm kind of mad it would be so close to the release of the first one which i got and have been waiting for an official OS since forever.

I'd love one but I'd be shocked to see it out before September. I think crackberry will get off cheap on this one.

All I can say is that I certainly hope it works better than Storm 1...if it weren't for OS leaks on Crackberry I'd have thrown my Storm away within a month of getting it!

can't wait for the storm 2 to be out in June and cb helping with blackberry, push the release date to june. Thanks.

I wish the storm 2 will be released the begining of june.... and hopefully if i am luck i will be chosen for the contest... lets just hope and wish

I knew the original one wouldn't be around long. I'm glad I waited. Thanks Crackberry for keeping us up to date with the latest technology!!

Now I really hope they come out with the Storm 2 on June 1st, so a lot more ppl have the chance to win. YAY 2 CB for doing this.

Kevin must be laughing beacuse he probably knows the release date, lol, its kinda fun.... We all want one!

AHHH please hook me up!! although i seriously doubt verizon will get this in june... or july... or august... OR september. maybe october

I own the first gen. Storm and really enjoy it, I actually got one thinking the 2nd gen. would be out fairly soon. I was correct. :P Hope I win, would save me $$ on upgrading. Broke college kid here, the $30 a month is already a hit. Would be nice. :D

It would be quite awesome if i could get a storm two seeing how i am a devoted storm one user from the start!!!!

My money is on August release. Verizon is by far the pickiest carrier and not to mention that the first storm had some really mixed reviews. So with that being said august it is but I would love to own one as soon as it hit the shelves. SO Pick me so I can say I own the STORM Deuce

there is definitely room for improvement with the storm...lets hope they can follow through...

I can't believe a new storm is almost out! Probably no way there's going to be a trade in available through Verizon. Sure would be nice to win a new one, even though I've only had my Storm for a month now.

This must be one of the greatest contest ever, the only thing missing is the release conference on june 1st

I like the idea but I don't want them to release it before its ready.

That being said, I hope they do release it in June so I can win one!

Had version 1 for 30 days and returned it. Just too much work to do some basic things you can do with a curve or other phone (i.e. speed dial is one push of a button (and hold)). For the storm v1, you had to a few things to get there (outside of voice dialing which doesn't always work).

Am interested in v2 though and hope it is better. Will keep my eyes on it. Of course it would be nice to win a free one!

Here is my comment... i really don't expect them to give any out...storm 2 in June?? i don't see it happening

I cant believe it never have i seen a competition like this. Kevin and crew are bonkers. But hey who am i to say anything apart from im in

I would love win a storm 2. I have been addicted to my storm to the point that my wife is jealous, atleast untill i am asked to google something or provided directions or remember the grocery list...

even though my storm didnt give me much trouble, i wonder if we could do a trade in type of deal... i doubt it would be released so early, but if it does, i wouldnt mind gettin a free one... ;)

I don't think the release will happen that fast. But I will try for a free Storm 2 any day. Count me in.

Blackberry storm 2!! I really want one of these. DOWN WITH THE IPHONE!! He shouldn't have been invited to the reunion in the first place lol..

how about this crackberry... I'll give away 10 everyday for the days that the storm 2 is out in june... Thats how sure i am that it wont be released anytime close to the first prediction!!! Id go with september at RIMs rate... 2010!

What a great idea for a giveaway! my Storm2 will launch June 1st, so that the most people will win one "two"
Good Luck!

I have been happy with my Storm so far; it would be great to try out the next generation phone. Give me a Storm 2 and I'll give you short term and long term reviews.

Storm 2 launch... wow, just that brings a smile on my face. How about I even win it. My smile would surpass jack nickolsons from the Joker.

My gut also doubts the release, but.. I'm an optimist give them the benefit of the

doubt. Doesn't hurt to try! :)

Please enter my name into the contest. I have the Storm 1 and would love to get a chance to own a Storm 2.
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Have a storm 1 and love it. Having a storm 2 would make my life complete. To steal a line from LOTR "my precious"

OMG....they can't even get the first piece of crap working correctly and they are bringing out #2? I wish I had never bought this stupid Blackberry. I am very disappointed in the Storm...it was a waste of money....A LOT of money.

It would be nice to see, but seeing how I just got mine back in November, the only way I could afford an upgrade/trade-in is to win one! Would be cool to see.

I hope they do release it so i could upgrade. I am tired of having to do a software upgrade every other week. But if they do they will be opening up a huge problem for existing storm users that have been told that they have to keep waiting for a new offical software update. It would also hurt the tour sales too.

So i am hoping for the June 1 launch. Cause I would love a free one from crackberry!!

I'm actually quite anxious to see what differences they will have in this new "upgraded" Storm. Hell, I would probably dumb my current Storm for the Storm 2 if I like it better (which is a VERY strong possibility!)

My contract with Verizon isn't up 'til next year, but I would love a Storm 2 (Odin). I wanted the original, but wasn't allowed to upgrade before my renewal date. I really don't want to wait until next year! ;-)

jhby

I feel that every who has the first Storm should be entitled to a free Storm 2 anyway (especially if they've had as many problems as I've had). But I love my Stormie nonetheless! I'd LOVE to have a free Storm 2!

If this is true, I'm going to need the new one for free. I can't imagine paying for a new one so soon after the original.

So I figure why not post just in case. I also do not think it will release in june. But if it does I have a chance now :-)

I have a Storm right now and Love it. I does have it's issues and it's the 4th one Ive had but I still love it! It's kinda like my wife. At the end of the day after all the nagging and other things she does that gets on my nerves. I still Love her. Hopefully it will come out on June 1st. Almost 6,000 posts. What's the odds? Oh well, please pic me if it does happen to come out. Thanks!!!

Interesting contest concept. I love it!

Can't wait for this thing to launch. I was hesitant about the first one. Hopefully this one will be somewhat improved.

BgDM

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What are we going to do tonight Brain?

Same thing we do every night Pinky! Firstly, when the Storm 2 come out in June and I win one, BRILLIANT! If I win one, I'm pretty sure I would have the only one in Africa (I live in South Africa). with my new Super Storm, I would firstly take over South Africa and then the rest of Africa. Single handidly I would make Blackberry the only legal phone and then plot world domination.

Braaaaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!

Storm 2 coming less than a year after the first storm? i want one! waitt I just heard rumors of a storm 3 coming in sept?!? LOL

I hope that RIM and VZW have updated the Storm 2. I have resulted to downgrading back to my LG Voyager b/c of several issues that the Storm 1 has with restarting and freezing up. Although, later today I am going to try the new leaked .148. Hopefully Storm 1 owners won't get left out of the updates.

Hey folks... I've been putting up with all of the quirks of the 9530 Storm and have been waiting, waiting, waiting for the new OS to OFFICIALLY arrive. I've been "playing by the rules" and not adding the leaked OS and have been waiting patiently. My patience, unfortunately, is running somewhat thin although I still love my Storm. Please help me and allow me to have the new one. I love Crackberry! You guys rock!

Storm 2 coming out in June.. fat chance! Either way.. if it does come out, I hope its not until my new every two is ready to be used.

Would love to get my hands on one of those this site rocks. I'm hoping for 30 storms that would be nice

Hey listen, being a realist never precluded anyone from winning cool stuff! Truthfully, I think it is UNLIKELY we will see the Storm 2 in June. Hey we don't even have a VZW approved OS update for the STORM 1 yet and that is rumored to be released for just about every week! At least that is according to the yidiots who trust the VZW rep who told me If I stand on my head, count to three, and chant ALI BABA! ALI BABA! then it will come EVENTUALLY. Lets be real guys, we probably wont see the Storm 2 in June. But if I am wrong, and trust me I hope I am, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE WIN ME A STORM 2 !!!!

I HAVE BEEN CRACKED OUT ON MY BERRY FOR A VERY LONG TIME. I DESERVE THIS... I NEED THIS.... PICK ME, PICK ME, PICK ME, AHHHHHHHHH PICK ME!!!!!!!!!!

I have *no* complaints with the Storm One--my main concern as a Verizon customer is that they'll leave me behind once the II comes out...

For what it's worth: some day, I hope to graduate to being a 'real' BlackBerry user!

What an interesting twist... it adds more drama to an already much anticipated launch. Here's hoping there's 30 new Storm 2's heading for new homes in June compliments of CrackBerry!

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