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!

Topics: News & Rumors

rahulsoftware

I personally don't think it will be available in June. Perhaps August?

cj100570

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.

BboyerUGA

Want a piece of this action. You're going down crackberry!!!lol

Jacobme

It's Verizon. They'll promise us July and we'll see it in September.

blazerjim

I never thought I'd be wanting the big red v to push a blackberry out so soon. Rush it out already.
:)

Pumarol28

I can't wait for this BB to come out. I will get it ASAP!!!

smkasler

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.

Cashflo21

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

Therambler

I would like to throw my name in the hat.

fukuisan

I would love a storm 2! (to replace my storm 1)

bermie2000

Not sure, but count me in for the contest!

bs97z28

I hope and pray this one is more of what the first should of been. Hope I win one.

Neiyko

Please Crackberry "MAKE ME FEEL GOOD!!!!!!!" *in halle berry voice from monsters ball* LOL

pittsy12

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

JKF420

Please let me win, please please please

cstormberry

... but I really would LOVE the upgrade!!!!!!!!!!

camoto

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!

48hughey

Oh...sorry...just woke up...

abinne

I must have a Storm! That is all.

dhisatake

Well I think this is my only opportunity to get a storm 2 since I just got the storm in late Feburary!

postma

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

Smoke N Crack

can it be better than first one? ,,, hope so

anicholas7#CB

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.

Drewbedooby

I think you should pick me :)

ssn699

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.

behersker

I can haz blakbery plz?

theMehi

Please gimme gimme gimme gimme.

nextgates

A June 1st release would be amazing! But i don't think it'll happen.

sh0rtfuse69

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.

ghani

but i'll take a gamble

m.mather

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

dskid807

Looks nice, might make me think before buying a Storm I.

jwatkins3

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.

therealklanked

Hook it up! Put me on the list!

bcall64

I hope it comes out June 1st!

Hollaback72

I'll take it if its free.....thanks.

adgzlz

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

Geos

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. ] =

chuck0

I'd like one just to make my coworkers jealous.

nubby

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

andygib9

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

CurvyYana

good reason to switch companies

cg3411

Wow what a great contest! I could use a new storm so...pick me!

XxUn70ucHaBlExX

to a storm 2. :)

I hate the surepress tech, so this would be a good change.

jspeedball

I'm willing to gamble, why not...

Mthugsta

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

xavioremu#CB

Woot! *Prays for June 1st launch*

El Loko

Be nice to not have to pay for my new Storm lets hope it comes out in June.

htc707

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

los318

count me in! Hook me up!

oneorbit

hope that vzw works out all the bugs before they try to launch this.

jgm2003

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!

gulms13

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!!

AmberView

"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~

codeyh

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.

10nyjets28

I WANT A STORM 2!!!!!!!!!!

funation

i want the blackberry storm 2 it is sexy

tritonman

Ya..sign me up for a Free Storm 2..specially since i just got the Storm "1" about 3 months ago :(

Zannor

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

pheatton#CB

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.

kao708

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!

zmaster2xxx

Oh I am so down for a storm2... time to upgrade my curve!!

birjman

Free Storm2? Yes prease.

AppStateAddict

Now that engadget got their hands-on...here's to hoping this thing sees a June release!

lvumlow

...come on, papa needs a new storm! Lets see them on the 1st!

iggypop

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)

RandomOne

I'd happily take one off your hands!

tdmsna523

i wish i could win this thing it would be awesome!!!

frankrig

Those pics look awesome.. would be cool to win one! :)

Riefle

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.

etherblue1914

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...

ndn8

Just got storm 1 and am locked in for a year so this would be awesome!

Mad-Scientist

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.

wsm23

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!!!!!!!

grifter rc

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 :)

HoldenCaulfield#CB

I'm getting bored of my Storm already... why not upgrade?

divemaster75

Had a Storm for 1 week, concept was awesome just couldn't handle to issues. Would love an improved version....

JMullen

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

cgirtman

I want this phone - trade for left arm (not really).

Structurn

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

Pentarus

I never win anything... But doesn't hurt to try!

0000

That would be neat

gabriel.jurj

I hope will see it in June :)

bilaal00

Pretty please with sugar on top...

Ainokea073

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

iris168

so cool!!!!! i want one!!!! :D love my bold and cant wait to try out a storm :P

rubyuyu

Love the Storm.......

Coastal Seminole#CB

I am ready for an offcial update.

Kareemg

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

brianr8011

I'm in it to win it!

I doubt it will come out in June, but you can't win if you don't enter.

BUC_EM

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

ccaiazzo

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.

JoeMcFadden

Here's hoping it goes in June!

loudspeaker69#CB

My Shadow so outdated, but i must say..I am all about SureType now (which it has)! Love that Storm 2!

grunt9800

Sounds like a fair deal...I'm in.

Headhunters

i will go with "PICK ME"

Remadi

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

lpio

I want a new toy..!

Crono

aww its coming out alrdy

supersonicGT#CB

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.

oleon311

Papa needs a new Blackberry! I'm in!

Storm Frog

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 ;)

charris247#CB

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

pmpott

I could use an upgrade

jsals

i dont know if i want a storm without it... but i wouldnt mind trying...

lilbuddhabi

i agree that would be pushin it but hope ur rite and i win a new storm!!!!

ciscocv

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!!!!

BBerryAddict83

is it only available to Verizon customers¿

BrickBaker

Can it be so simple? Hmmm.

imthetalkofny

I would love to have a storm with NO CLICK SCREEN..PLEEASEEE!!!

Tavox

Here is my entry. :P

cjistewa

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...

chiefs72

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!!!

dwade87790

I can't wait for the storm 2 drop so I can hopefully trade my storm 1 in for a storm 2 :)

Syrah

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!!

stillions

I want one I keep hearing from everyone coming out in June sure hope so.

Elite49

I hope it get's released in June I will be really happy.

chrisfloyd1982

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 :-(

jason.klein

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

peter0328

Storm 2! Hopefully I win one of these!

Mr.Miagi

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.

arcanexvi

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

truonger

looks so much better! i want one!

blackberryismylife

Fingers crossed for June release!

submitter

I would graciously accept the storm 2

Mac_Ro

I Would Switch To Verizon Off Top If I Got My Hands On One OF Those.

CRACKBERRY Help Me Out

TriksR4Kds

Please pick me, pick me, pick me.

the brother

PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE?

bbnick

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!

fishhuh

everyone back off. i'm going to win this and be the first to have 1

killyourbooks

lets shoot for a june 17th
deal?
deal

KJones911

Hopefully it will come out and be 10 times better.

matt_c20

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 :)

ChEeZzEe

WiFi, Sweeeeeeet!!!!!!!!!

chaser24

And hopefully it'll come to att.

fishinrick

Please Please Please.....I want one bad....i never win but i will this time .......thanks Crackberry

ghfogle

Would love a storm2!

noe1313

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

CrowTRobot

Would love to try out the Storm 2

johnstod

They are so cool! Pick me!

virak125

I'm definitely down with this =D

juicehead99

I wouldn't mind a free storm 2. Hard times mean free is good.

alwaysconnected#CB

release in june! release in june!!! COME OONNN!!!

teshawhan

REALLY want to try out the new screen. Gimme!

thatsmethomasb

This is one of the coolest contest ideas I have seen, great job!

DBM#CB

Kevin, this is a great idea for a contest! I love the concept.

iCTO

I could REALLY use a Storm 2!!!

jlank

I hope they don't screw up this release like the first Storm.

datnica03

hummmm interesting contest!! humm

ellerbeer

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

CecilD

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

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

alwaysconnected#CB

crackberry you never cease to amaze me!

alwaysconnected#CB

by far the best blackberry site ever!!!

cjbear02

Here's hoping the storm 2 comes out early! I'd love to upgrade to one!

tkfbbman

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).

ChEeZzEe

Let's tave a june sale

zkmavz

this would be better than Christmas! Pick me please!

Tortan

Loved the first one, want the second one!

usood89

heyyyyyyy i'd love one thanks!

NDO

Maybe one day I'll win in one of em

stuckhere4ever

I'm always game for a free phone!

lsrkid85

i would love a storm 2 or whatever its going to be called

Boldacious

Let's hope for a June 1 release!!! Thanks, CB!!

BondOO7

Give me one.
It is MY time to win something (hoping). :)

Shell-E

pick me yes please!!!

PoRnHoLiO

Too bad I spent all my money on a Storm :(
But hopefully crackberry will give me one!!!

Great contest! :D

bennyswift

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....

jp2520

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

JO_Caesar

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.

fryechad

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!?

Dj120775

I love my original storm. I'd LOVE a Storm 2!!

latinlegacy

sweet this 1 looks way better.

themediaprophet

I'm in. I work at AT&T and get a lot of s#!t for carrying this phone.

Alex32

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.....

tanman823

Well this could be fun. lets see what happens.

dillonjohnson8

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.

Proclaimer_Of_The_1

Hmmmm, this would be a great Birthday or Wedding present or Birthday and Wedding present (for me).

lazycrazyboi#CB

Now with the blog above, and video from engadget, i can see it coming out in june now! late june, but june... :)

Kayoukai

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!

d1n_only

Now Engadget have there hands on it...will it be a possible June 1st release?

SadisticChris

Come on June 1st...... Man i hope i win one.

Doctor Jenks

I will take 2 blackberry storms, thanks you.

RYNOX3

Ill be glad to let crackberry hook me up with a free storm 2. So come on hook me up!!!!!

slakz

woo! plz come out n get me a storm 2 XD

Thrangor

I would love to have a new Storm 2.

bob_barker187#CB

Upgrade me for free crackberry.com!!!!

tabcourt

Come to papa... It's GOTTA be better than Storm1!

curtcrack88

I will take my chances!! Send me one plllleeeaaasssseeee!!!! STORM 2>>>>

Blackburee

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.

thedude7191

so heres my comment, i want the new storm :)

DysCompLexSick

I have a one storm now all I need is a storm II to complete the set.

semicoln

Can't wait to try out the new touchscreen! ;)

arnewayne

Storm 2 in June! gasp could it be possible! :D

rpileggi

If I don't win one of these then I'll be extremely upset.

itsblackberrytime

Odds not in my favor but it can't hurt to give it a shot.

StormRyder

I have a Storm now, I'd love to get the Storm2!!
How generous of you!!

MS

topdogg_1

I want one!! A free one from CB would be even better. Unfortunately is not likely to release that soon.

WVUNut45

I'd like to have a Storm 2. Pick me! Pick me!!

jongeorge83

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.

craigm2

Would love to get an upgrade!!

rloredo8

i'm getting one free or not. would be much better if i got it for free though.

ccstorm1894

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.

damankam786

I hope this comes out on June 1st so my chances of winning are greater...

Everlast04x

f@#$ you RIM thanks for screwing us Storm Owners over

Coruptyed

wow nice contest guys ! Hope it comes out june 1st :). Early Congrats to winners if there is any :p

Cerebral Assasn

I hope theres a June release date and I hope I Win. I would love to upgrade to the new Storm!

newbierry

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

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

pearlfanatic

cant wait for my storm 2!

RanLin

Thanks CB, I allways wanna BlackBerry STOM, I hope the winner is me. :)

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