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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So I am sitting here reading abut this great phone and wondering ~ could my integrity filled RIM have actually pulled a fast one on me?
Am I paranoid?
I don't think so.
With so many people hyped about the iPhone and wanting some of the jazz it holds, I know RIM was anxious to jump on the band wagon.
Sure, first generation anythings are always a gamble, but it was a RIM product and who doesn't have total confidence in RIM? I know I did.
So did they release the Storm too quickly, or was it pure greed that drove them?
You tell me?
Either way, yes, I'll be hocking the "whatever" to get my hands on this new Storm ~ sorry, I meant Odin, but I have the first one now and this next time I better be impressed.
I have owned every phone RIM had made, and followed them loyally, so I think they owe me one, okay two, Storm 2 that is.
So, yes, I would love to win one and I promise to try every new leaked BETA released and report back diligently about the performance and such.
Heck, I am even doing favours for one of the super well liked theme developers here on the forum, for free, so could you return the favour and let me have a STORM2 PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Doesn't one good deed deserve another?
I promise to be good.
LOL!

Everyone is welcome. I just bought a Store a month ago hoping all the bugs had been worked out, not thinking that a new version would be out so soon, less than a year from the first.

I truly hope i can win this contest. i already own a storm and it is great. Unfortunately, those pretentious iPhone owners still refuse to believe the storm is better. if the first Storm isn't, than the Storm 2 is the first touch screen phone that can top the iPhone. Best of luck to anyone else who enters! :]

I wanna take u up on ur offer if the blackberry storm 2 comes in june. I have the first one and its great but I would like to check out the second one..

I can't wait for the Storm 2 to come out. I will drive 200 miles to get it like I did for the first Blackberry Storm!

Doesn't matter if you give away 30 Storms or just 1. I'm only interested in the one you'll want to send to me to play with, to put through the ringer, and to let the world know how great this amazing new iCrusher is.

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My storm is a important part of my life but if you would like to upgrade me to a new one I will be SO HAPPY!!!!

Here is my comment i would love to be one of the first to give this a go and let everyone know what i think.

Would love to get a Storm 2, would allow me to donate my first gen storm to a friend/family member and get them on board the fun!

CB Nation, Go! =)

June 1st release so many can win. Good luck all. Still hard to believe that it would come out this early. They should have some sort of deal for storm 1 owners to be able to trade in or something.

Ive had my storm for 3 months and ive learned to deal with. i would love to win a storm 2 and love it and not just deal with it.

This is going to be a tough one for me, I love my curve but I am ready for an upgrade! I did not the the clicking on the first storm but this looks like ti could be cool! Tour looks Awesome!

I want the storm 2!
It'll definitely be an awesome upgrade for those of us who were the Storm 1 prototype failures... -.-

I bow down to the CrackBerry Gods for a chance at a Storm 2!!! I'm not worthy...I'm not worhty...I'm not worthy...but I'll take it if offered!!! ;)

I have a storm and I'm pretty satisfied with it if RIM releases the storm 2 so soon into the lifecycle of the storm it's obvious they're going to drag their feet and try to push the storm 2 instead. What a load of crap. I'm going to be pissed if I bought my storm and had it only a couple of months and they release the next touchscreen blackberry so soon.

It's a little ridiculous that RIM is gonna release the storm 2 when the only official firmware release for the storm 1 still feels like a beta version, but at the same time im excited about the new storm!

I'm wondering if this is just going to be another phone RIM wants to add to its touch screen fleet, or lack there of, rather then have the same disaster the iPhone had updating the model in less then a year. I may be smart for them to name it somthing other than the Storm 2 and market it as a touch screen phone that doesn't click for those who would prefer it that way.

I Love my STORM! But STRONGER, FASTER, SMARTER Storm came out, id like to win one! Thanks for the opportunity CRACKBERRY!!

I REALLLY would like to see that happen =)

JUNE JUNE!
My Birthday is June 14th, so that would be even better =)

I really do want one...but I can't believe not only a year has past since the release of the 1st gen storm...

Now a certified Crackberry lover...had the iPhone for three months, quickly traded it for a curve a few weeks before the storm was released. got the storm and i must say i love it more then my iphone. looking forward to the storm 2 release!

Crackberry always coming up with the coolest contest giveaways! Probably won't be giving away anything though. :D

i cant wait for the storm 2 i think its going to be a huge difference from the first one much better touch and hopeing for alot less problems

Will it be? Not sure if anyone answered this yet and reading through 23 pages of "I want it" seemed a little uneccessary. I'm t-mobile so it'd be nice to get an unlocked one but if not I'll still be happy with my 8320.

Edit: make that 127 pages... wow

I might as well get in on this. I wouldn't mind getting a Storm 2 for free. While I doubt we'll see it in June, I'm now hoping that we do!!!

...is an awesome idea for a give-a-way! I don't think it will but I really hope the storm two comes out early june.

i would soooo love one! i have an 8300 curve thats 2 years old, i reeeally need an upgrade. Thanks crackberry! let's hope that june 1st is the date

I would sure LOVE to get a STORM2 for free..I have the original and with all the problems i has when it first came out i think i deserve to get a new one for my trouble..lol

YAY FOR STORM 2

I would sure LOVE to get a STORM2 for free..I have the original and with all the problems i has when it first came out i think i deserve to get a new one for my trouble..lol

YAY FOR STORM 2

I would sure LOVE to get a STORM2 for free..I have the original and with all the problems i has when it first came out i think i deserve to get a new one for my trouble..lol

YAY FOR STORM 2

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Can't wait to see how that bad boy works. I'm sure they've maid tons of improvments on both the device and the OS. COME ON 5.0!!!

Ive been digging a pond at my place, and decided to go swimming. Unfortunately, my Bold was in my pocket, and it drowned. Lets all pray for a June 1st release.

i really hope i get one because my storm is just plain horrible. the verizon rep kept lying to me that the storm was good for typing. later he told me the next update is coming out .75, which was still garbage.

If I knew that they were going to come out with a Storm 2 I would have waited an extra few month to buy. Now i'm stuck with the original :/. Or maybe I'll win one!!!! Oh well, still happy with my Storm!

Wow, can't wait for the release. Makes me sad I didn't wait 3 more months and I could have had the new one. Interesting no clicking with the new one and a screen just like the iphone. Watch out apple, the Storm was the best I'd seen since the iphone, now with the mechanic portion out of the way look for AT&T to lose yet more money and customers. Kudos Blackberry and Verizon.

I just got mine late last year when it was released. I think it's time for an UPGRADE compliments of Crackberry seeing as BIG red (verizon) isn't going to let me do so on my own for many months to come.

I'd love to have a storm 2 for my phone ! Omg , i'd love to have one of these ! Can't wait for June !! :):)

Now this is an interesting wager CB is taking. Fun Fun.

I'll definately predict

I hope for June 1.
I predict CB won't give away any though. If they do, I hope I win, because I'm not paying a cent for a storm 2.

Free is good. I don't think it'll get released in June, but I would love to be disappointed by winning one from CrackBerry!

With the way the economy is right now, winning the new Storm 2 would be a great personal stimulus package! Looking forward to testing out the new improvements.

I love my Storm and it loves me so here's hoping for a June 1st release of the even more cooler Storm!

Coooooooooooollllll, Love to Own Storm 2 for free, currently own the 1st storm, and still playin around with it, i actually like it the only thing laking is the Wi-Fi, but hey u can't expect an rv to fit in a mini cooper so pretty happy with what i have, and any way sicne storm 2 has Wi-fi would love to own that, just hope i don't have to keep my data plan, if i do than no point of having wifi, but, any i will still try my luck at this,

As optimistic as ive been about the Storm 1, and as curious as ive been about the 2, June sounds early to me, considering on the 'Hands-on' video they couldn't get past the EULA screen, BUT COUNT ME IN BABY!!!

Really don't see a chance of it dropping so soon, but if it does I'll be the sad kid on the block when I ask someone "Is that your storm" and hear "No, it's my totally awesome Storm2" :(

I wonder if i'll get a good enough deal selling my storm unlocked via calling vzw??

I was excited about the Storm I. Almost got it, but the experience was a bit unsatisfying even though it is an amazing piece of gadgetry. So after all this wait, we finally get to see/get a new and improved version! :D Can't wait to test-drive/win one! Go RIM

storm 2! I watched a quick video yesterday.crackberry sent it free,I am in now.the date would be June 1st,it's pretty cool.

... knocking on wood... searching for a 4-leaf clover... stepping over cracks... getting out my rabbit's foot... reading the stars... blowing out my candles in a single breath... pulling on a wishbone... picking up pennies-heads up... getting out of bed on the same side...

here i am hoping for an early june release so i can get more chances to win. i would love to get my hands on a storm 2 not that I dont love/hate my current storm.

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June 1 I Hope.

Hope the battery lasts as long as the 8830 did and longer than the Storm 1 does. Hope the software that is loaded works better than Storm 1 does...nonetheless I love my Storm. Love the large display and feel of the phone.

I can't wait to get the storm 2, the fact that it doesn't have the sure touch is kind of disappointing but either way i know its gonna be the shit....

Come on Crackberry give a noob like me a break hahahaha! I want one so bad. If I won a Storm 2 I would nicely donate my Storm to someone who couldn't afford it or something. I would even do a video review for ya or something!

Come on storm 2, are you to good for your home?! I even have a little storm 2 house set up for you with a tv, mini fridge an a memory foam mattress...

This sounds like an incredible contest however my only question is is there something that you know that we don't? I am hoping for a June release however it would be nice to know what the differences are between the 1st and 2nd, other than the click screen...

I would like to have the Storm2(odin) but I got the 9530 now so there isn't away to get it and I really love blackberries. But any way I do think the Storm 2 will be out in June it will be nice if it does come out.

I am excited for the Storm 2, but I can't believe it's coming out so soon. Why can't RIM be like Apple and release a good, solid update once a year?

Pick me! Pick me! I love these contests. Thanks Crackberry for the great things you have done for us adicts.

We will never see the Storm2 in June. But if I'm wrong I would love to get rid of my original Storm. I like touch screens but hate the click screen.

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