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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Get real! I don't think RIM is stupid enough to screw over the original Storm owners by releasing a new version without fixing the issues plaguing the 1st version.

I have the Storm 9530. I have the new Bell OS on it and it works great. I have nothing bad to say about it. With a second model coming out whether it be next month or next year I cant wait to get ahold of it.

Hey I love my Storm but if I can get the new Storm 2 for free, I'm all for it!! COUNT ME IN!!! COME ON CRACKBERRY.COM!!! lol

Apple's rumoured to announce iPhone OS 3.0 on the 8th... It'd be awesome (if true) that the Storm2 Launch be announced the day after to take away Apple's mojo

I would love for them to release it in june, but I am doubtful. They can't even get an updated OS for the Storm I out the door.

Call me pessimistic. I would love to be wrong AND win a storm II. We'll see!

If only Crackberry decides to extend this from June 1 until whenever it's actually released - say, the end of August? :)

Why I shouldn't win the new Storm 2:
1)There are more needy people then me.
2)I am not that unhappy with the 1st Gen. Storm.
3)I've only had to replace my Storm once since February.

Why I should win the new Storm2:
1)The last time I ever won a contest was in 4th grade (33 years ago). It was a raffle for an Entermans chocolate cake with vanilla frosting. One of the happiest days of my life.
(only kidding).
2)Who wouldn't like to win something.

I just bought a storm this month, the only way my wife would let me have 2 is if i won it. so hears hoping.

i think it would be great if the storm 2 came out and i got one. i've never won very much let alone a new phone. i just hope the hype is all it's crackberried up to be.

We are all wishing for a june 1st release!!!!! Free Blackberry for alL!!!!! Got to LOVE Crackberry.com!!!

My buddy has a Stom and his hands are too big when he tries to text with it. But he said he is excited to get a new Stom 2. I've checked the Storm out and I will be anxious to see just how they"ve tweaked it from the original.

It's interesting to start this gamble,but maybe many people hope to see Storm 2 release in June.
just for fun
:)

Pretty please with a cherry on top? Also, too bed BGR puts release at the end of July now, so this contest is slightly irrelevant. ] =

What if it doesn't get released in June?
Does that mean for every day after June 30th, whoever leaves a comment has to send a Storm 2 to Crackberry? That alone could dry up stock for months!

-nub

What would be more fun for a jobless teacher this summer than spending some time with a Storm 2? My wife thinks I might want this more than a new job! lol

BREAKING NEWS: This is just in, Mthugsta is participating in the Storm 2 June giveaway provided by CrackBerry.

too bad i never get lucky for these contests...ive never won a raffle in my life!!!! hopefully things'll change coming june :)

I'm sad to see that my original Storm will be obsolete...especially since I just bought another one for $200 since my last one was stolen...but I'm happy to see RIM working on making improvements on the phone. I'd love to have a Storm 2!

i have been wanting a blackberry for the longest time but havent been able to come up with the money. i would really like to get the blackberry storm 2..so count me in!!

"Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer."
~Dave Barry~

been holding out, and holding out,and holding out for a new BB that will allow me to join the ranks.

This one might just be it.

Kevin, please sir, hook me up.

Just saw the post about hands on with storm 2. Added new life that maybe, just maybe this contest could be worthwhile.

I really hope that VZW does not forget Storm 1 owners and stop releasing firmware updates. I hate it when a new device comes out and they drop all updates and such for it once the new versions is out.

I really like the new screen. Looks like it might be better to type on possibly.

I've only had mine for a couple months but I think I've just about worn it out from too much use. I would love to get my hands on one of the first Storm 2's. I'll be a guinea pig!

I've been visiting this site for EVER, and i just registered for the chance to win a Storm 2. Yay!

And hello to the wonderful crackberry community. I'm hoping to provide more help than questions...

7130>Pearl>Storm (148)

So it looks like surepress is definitely gone... Too bad they couldn't make the phone where you could use surepress or just tap the screen. Oh well, I still want the new one.

Whats up crackberry? show me some mercy and pick me to get the Storm2... i just bought the storm 1 31 days ago for $500 bucks! terrible...

This thing looks waay better than the first version! I just wanna know why company's feel they can use their customers as guinea pigs when testing new technology and feel they can get away with abandoning it without any hard feelings? Makes me wanna get an Iphone... almost.

I would really really really really like to get one of these phones, I like my storm now but time to move on when this baby comes out. Count me in!!!!!!!

I'd like one... because I bought the first one.. I hope they release it in June.. and I hope verizon or Crackberry gives me a brand new one.. than you very much :)

Bought the first storm from Verizon, and well... still no update. I would love a chance at the new one.

I still cant beleve that they are realeasing this I guess to make the phone more like Apples peice of crap they have to release new ones like apple did over and over but what can I say I still love blackberry so I wold love to get my hands on one and see if I like the new one or old one more

I just purchased my storm maybe 3 months ago and hate it, i have had BB phones in the past and the storm by far sucks...if the Storm 2 is what it says it is I want in...I hate the push screen...the OS is ok but found out it freezes and when i take a video recording it doesn't play back...so if anyone knows if the Storm 2 is comming and knows of a way for me to get my hands on one that would be awesome...

-A

I am definitely going to be super duper upset if RIM comes out with the STORM 2 when the STORM 1 owners cannot even get a stable OS! However, with this contest I will have the best of both worlds muah hahaha

I just checked out the article on Engadget. Looks like a definite improvement! If only verizon can step it up with O.S. updates!!

omg storm 2 looks sexy. Hoping to get one for free since i just got the storm 1 only 7 months ago. I will miss the sure press. Crack berry,I want the free storm 2.

I am excited about the new Storm 2 release. Can't wait until there's a full functioning version to test out. :)

If they really do come out with the Storm 2 this soon, Verizon should be giving me one for free since they haven't made the Storm 1 work to its full potential yet. But that's obviously not happening, so if it comes out hopefully I'll win one from Crackberry.

Finally they get the storm to a point we don't have to worry about stuff getting under the screen :) Although I think I will miss the ability to hover and then press thus making less errors in typing. Thanks for keeping us in the loop and drooling for more ;)

I wanted to get the first storm but I just could not get over the how annoying the sure press screen was. I went to the Verizon store probably 10 times just contemplating whether I could get over it, but in the end I decided to wait and it paid off. The Storm 2 is sure to make all those people who were in the same boat as I was go out and get it.

Thanks for running yet another contest and giving people a chance to win a Storm 2

I hope i win one of these. this looks like a decent phone and i would love to upgrade my current storm to the new one!!!!

I have to say that the click has been the most annoying feature for me, so having a Storm 2 would be perfect. Plus, my husband can have my Storm 1 ;) Nothing better than carrying it forward...

hey if it comes in june i will leave sprint and go with verizon to get this phone.. i been wanting a touch screen blackberry for over a year now and it looks like that sprint will not be getting one anytime soon sooo F-Sprint hello Verizon!!!

I just got done reading the hands on with Storm 2!! I would love to win one courtesy of CrackBerry...how cool would that be!! Awesome job on the site guys, keep up the good work!!

Im not sure how to feel about the Blackberry Storm 2 being released so soon as ive got a storm and when its working its awesome unfortunately when the screen freezes i just wanna throw it through a window. Im stuck with this until feb 2010 due to my contract. If i won one of the Storm 2s i would be over the moon as i expect this is going to be the phone the Storm shouldve been. PUH PUH PUH PUH PLEASSSSSSSEEEEEE pick me. Otherwise im stuck with my phone for another year :-(

Geez, I would love to replace my Storm with a brand new, June Storm 2...Maybe I can finally win one of these contests??

So just from the photos it looks really nice. thinner and a tad smoother looking than the previous but I am still fuming that it seems rim/verizon abandoned the first storm and is now just pushing forward with the storm 2. I feel like kids from the first marriage that didnt work and now both parents are happily married elsewhere. I hope there is a riot if current storm users dont get a discount on the storm 2.

daddy wants a BB Storm 2. Chipped my storm 1 screen, and while it's still functional, i'd like to replace it :)

I would really love to have one of these bad boys, I missed out on the first one and have been suffering with an env2 :-( please launch in june so i have a chance to win!

Oh man it looks sooo delicious
I loved the idea of the "Click" screen
but it only ended up having me to replace it 2 times :(
A Storm2 that looks like it'll blow the Storm1 outta the water
is something Id love to have :)

THIS TIME IÁM GOING TO WIN ONE OF THESE BABYS FOR SURE. THE STORM2 IS COMING IN JUNE 100% SURE. DON'T LET ME DOWN PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. I NEED ONEEEEEEE

I just hope that when it finally arrives they don't forget about the peeps like myself with the original Storm...

What the heck man.. Nothing ventured, nothing gained..

I'm in for a chance to win a free Storm 2....

I just bought a storm 2 weeks ago!! Why couldn't I have just waited. Oh well, maybe it will come out and I will win one. In the meantime I'm loving the OS leaks (.148 rocks).

I would like to have it once they finish it completely and if I can receive a free one, if not i'll wait til I'm up for an upgrade....but I prefer a free one....

Wow...I can't believe the Storm 2 is here already...I would love to upgrade but that would be expensive. Hopefully it would be nice to win won...or win something as I have never won a contest before lol

hope fully this is the REAL iPhone Killer, because the cryPhone has ruined my life, but my Crackberry will cure my depression (curve 8900). Long live RIM...so say we all.

I really would love to win !! just like the rest pick me ..
but no really pick me pleeeeaaazz lol

I really feel that this RIM is doing a bang up job on keeping up with customer demands. by that i mean taking care of issues and reading through these treads to find the real comments they are looking for to better there hand sets and advanced devices. As far as releasing OS they are spitting them out left and right at verizon one will stick soon! although i will miss the sure press screen it helps out while driving (not that i use my phone while i am driving) :) but no for real it was def the first of its type and i guess last!?

I WOULD LOVE TO GET THE NEW STORM 2. I'M VERY HAPPY WITH MY STORM, BUT WOULD LOVE TO BE ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES TO GET MY HANDS ON THE STORM 2.....

I'm not a Storm one hater. I love this thing, and anyone that says it stinks should go get an iPhone. Cause a complete idiot could run the thing. The storm has way more PC type functions that I haven't found on any other phone, As much as I wanted the first Storm I look forward to seeing the changes into the second. Just hope I like 2 better than 1. I'm not getting rid of the original just in case I want to switch back. I like the sure press.

Having just bought my BB Storm 9530 in January I was just starting to get attached to it. However, if the Storm 2 (Odin) lives up to all the hype its getting online I will happily upgrade and save my Storm just in case of emergency :)

Here's to hoping, right!

Not a bad way to keep someone from being pissed at a shit-canning of the storm 1 less than a year after it's release. ug.

Tomorrow, tommorrow, I love ya tomorrow. Its only a day away. The sun will come out tomorrow. Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow, will be great.

Im still a little miffed that they are already flaunting the "S2" so soon after dropping the first. Ohh well, guess that is what I get for jumping on the storm right out of the gate.

Hmmm i love the curve.... but the storm might be a nice change ^_^

Pretty kewl contest.... Let's see how it goes!

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