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

PINC

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!

ogpanic1

I could use a new and improved storm!

reggiehammin

help ya boy out crackberry my old blackberry through the p button broke come through for me baby!!!

SunBob

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.

xXScruffyXx

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! :]

Diamond Angel

The odds are horrible, but you never know until you try. And I'm due for an upgrade anyway....

vtzip

I would love to have a shot at the storm 2. I love the original and it can only get better.

Hawse771

But just in case... :)

lovinmylife26

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..

Berryfan_gao

i'm excited to see what the new storm brings to the blackberry family hopefully it's alot better then the first storm.

lovinmylife26

I would love a new BB I already own the storm and can't upgrade until FEB.

xBLeeGx

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!

Nico350Z

I REALLY doubt it'll crack off in June but here's to hoping :)

dochoots#CB

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.

ChEeZzEe

Over here, I'll take it

samkimg

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NickPierce

Looks like it could be another great phone

NickPierce

Looks like it could be another great phone

dgglee

would love to get my hands on this new BlackBerry!!! hope they release it nice and early!

traxstorm

I will take a free phone any day.

Sno-STORM

Waited in line to get the first one, let's see if I can win this one from my couch.....

Toddah#CB

I like my Storm, but dislike the click... Hope this comes out soon!

UNCCberry

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!!!!

usniserve

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.

highos

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! =)

Rheagar08

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.

Appels

What are the odds of me winning?

Oh well, its worth a shot.

sanchez1980us

you can count me in baby cant wait to see what happens man love being a crackberry user.

imagemjc

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.

b.asagba

pick me pick me pick me.

DeathbyOtis

Well, lets see here. I'll take what she's having. Storm 2 please.

jnb1966

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!

Kimbop777

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

Kimbop777

I need my hands on this device!! x[

zeppelinated

Pick meee! because i really need something to restore my faith in a storm!

CeoStatus0

With the Storm 2.. I can probably rub it in the face of my iPhone fan-boy homie. hahah

jsxr13s

"Crackberry, You Will Choose Me!" (crossing fingers) "please work, please work, please work..."

joshcav86

GIMME GIMME GIMME GIMME GIMME GIMME GIMME lol

Monty17

Let's hope this is far better than Storm 1. June 17?

jimmiet

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!!! ;)

ceedub81

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.

larffe.xiau

IT WILL BE A PERFECT TOUCH PRODUCT.DIFFERENT WITH IPHONE.
I HOPE BB CAN BE IN CHINA
GIVE MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

ABakr11

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!

Ramblin_Man

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.

soproper

How bout you let a Caunuk Win?

m.jagger

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

blcn

I can't wait to replace my storm with a storm 2!

Hellfire

I would love to have a Storm 2 !!

rkoch88

I REALLLY would like to see that happen =)

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

moke

i look forward to saying, 'thank you'.

zayy11

some say its luck, i say its destiny

HawaiiRai

hoa! it would be good to get one Storm2 instead of the official verizon os update, eh!

aghart

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

handshakeheather

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!

soulchild_73

I hope Verizon launches this device on June 1st, so that we all a chance to win!

MagikMan74

Not going to hold my breathe for a June 1st release, but maybe a June 2nd!!! Come on free Storm 2!!!

xwiredx

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

mutleysmom

i am so ready to win one...pick me

Carter05

This is an awesome contest! Hopefully the Storm 2 comes out in June!

wicket6

I'd love to see what the new storm can do

golo704

I will pay for shipping if I get one! pretty please? ;)

theidoctor

YAY! sign me up for one!

mastamoon

I'd love to win a storm2 to replace my ailing 8103 pearl!! Bring on the StormII!

chasvs

I'd like to think it would be June 2009, but June 2010 is more likely"!

zilla0617

It couldn't hurt to win a free phone...

jesterswild1234

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

sgp6

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

Deebo69

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!!!

iAmMills

I'm just going to keep my fingers crossed that they don't rush it out like with the original Storm.

tompirlet

Me want in :p

I want one :D

just14ice

I have to have the storm 2!

boudy_145

June seems really early but who knows

vtsredaura

...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.

Moto19

I want i want, this looks good, I cant wait to see how the touchscreen has evolved

Drico

Another way to feed my addiction? Sure!

muratcolakoglu

Will be available first of June

joelchinchilla

ID LOVE TO HAVE A NEW STORM! IN JUNE?

gregor.sch

Well... I hope for a june release!

el1diablo

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

1967LS2

Bring it on Crackberry!

angelm1249

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

epphllps

Would love to win one!!! Otherwise I'm not due for an upgrade until late 2010 :(

Shaska

Awesome contest idea!

angelm1249

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

SRM

Give me my chicken dinner!

angelm1249

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

downfall369

i want it i want it i want it i want it i want it i want it i want it i want it i want it i want it i want it i want it i want it i want it i want it i want it i want it i want it i want it i want it i want it i want it i want it i want it i want it i want it i want it i want it i want it i want it i want it i want it i want it i want it i want it i want it

fire125k#CB

With all the problems Verizon is having with the storm 1 They should be giving it out for free.....

kalbracht

Ill take my chance to win! I hope I do

ncomp24

Buy me a storm 2 because i was scammed into buying the first one.

36dbldz

can never get enough of these contests!!!!!!!!!! thanks CB

Bitzberry

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!!!

36dbldz

If we win can we wait for a Vodafone storm 2 that is GSM?

Mr_4by4

My bet is 0. July earliest. Oh well, the cost of entry into the contest is just my price.

txny mxnrxe

but I suppose a replacement wouldnt be all bad

js223206

i would enjoy having a blackberry storm 2!

36dbldz

STORM 2 for a brotha?

JKaytheISH

I really am upset that a storm 2 is coming out :(
so please give it to me free! :D

anandsihra

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.

ajiamarie

I hope I win this one. :)

urnikkachris#CB

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.

Madirish76

So if there is no click screen does that mean no more dust? I would love to win one that will also have wifi...

lonberry

But if it is, I hope I get one of the free ones to play around with.

Zanshin-

Count me in! I do love my Storm, but I think I'll love the Storm 2 more! :)

dsteele

I am definetly holding on to my Curve until this bad boy rolls out.

batrad

Hope they release the phone early.. more to go around...

Thanks CB Team

thebeerbaron83

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!

ericekong

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.

greeneyes_lynn76

I just looked at the Storm 2. Its beautiful, i live the soft keys. Im very excited for the realease!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!

Megalicious20

I DEFINITELY want one...here's to a June release!

Nitro92103

I hope that it's released with a final and testes OS version. Unlike the 1st Storm.

Nitro92103

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.

art15

Gonna be a nice upgrade

alancto

would love to have a Storm 2

GTRDEALER

Storm 2 here I come!!!!!

donnation

I need one, the Storm one nearly ruined me for RIM

kraaZee

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 !! :):)

Nitro92103

I pray Verizon releases it on time in June so that we at least have a chance to win!!

Dittim

I'm really looking forward to the new Storm..!

Dittim

I'm really looking forward to the new Storm..!

tdog7879

please let me win!!!!!!

jwacton

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.

psycho_nole

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!

mderington

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.

Saphyre

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

SDWolf

I want one. My wife has been nagging me about getting her one too.

hdave#CB

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,

unseenme

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!!!

bholzgen

I would love to win...if there are any winners that is.

rydizzle

It'd be sweet to win.

ejennis

It is going to be a long hot month to wait and see if this baby comes out before the 30th.

eSteve_UofA

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??

kostik85

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

Sindervhit

And here is my comment.

kurosaki7#CB

a free storm 2!! it can't be beat

kurosaki7#CB

How many times can you post in a day to try to win a storm?

mrl09

nice contest..lets go rim release the dam thing haha : )

i hope i win :)

upwinder

I like it so much, because it is very suitable for me, I want it!
Can you give me lucky?

CephiroX

Wow.. this would be awesome! Hope I win! :D

Tiwen

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.

ABMC2009

... 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...

wsmfr1987

it's cool! i hope i can be the lucky one! thx crackberry!!

wsmfr1987

it's cool! i hope i can be the lucky one! thx crackberry!!

sweeetipie

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.

rgorzkajr

Hope this post is what it takes to win the next touch screen bb.

natesand17

I cant wait for this phone to come out! i'm definitely getting one regardless if i win it or not.

amallah#CB

I have a Storm, I'd love to know of a reason to upgrade!

mrman78

i hope so.. i love you guys!

jerzice

Now this is a prize I could sink my teeth into ! Great contest crackberry.com !

willm

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Lighting Strikes!

June 1 I Hope.

twylo

Shake rattle and roll for June 1st!

jwacton

Free is good, free is great, crackberry I appreciate!

STORM 2!

stoopidfast

I've never won anything before. Let the first be the storm 2!! :) PLEASE..... Look I said please.. :)

Zorro829

Verizon should give all of us free strom 2's-- strom 1 was never what we were promised!

HarrySCrack

i hope all is true also, i want that storm 2.

pkohio

Great timing! My Curve just broke and now using my backup phone.....the Motorola starTAC.

jdk2

Sure! Why not. It can't be any worse than the original.

wnflyer

I would love to win a Storm 2. I promised my Storm to the kids.

Randy

basilb

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.

evafresh

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....

shiftmx72

Sounds like a plan!!! :D

adupont01

I'd only get one if it is free, not paying for another storm!

matthewclayton

Give me one! My birthday is June 1st. I wantz it. I'm stuck with a pearl lol.

ps2widow

The Storm is a comin'!

JUBS

I will give it a 5% chance of coming out in June.

bossdragon

Man, that would be very nice....huh?

A free Storm.

Crossing my finger it does come out, and I do win one.

thebeags

Comment #6542, better late than never...hah.

SlimJimTight

good luck to everyone :)

jsciacca

yes please, I'll take a raffle ticket

texags06

I've been looking for a good reason to upgrade! This would be awesome!

winitforme

I hope the Storm 2 is a real Storm and not like the original that is partly cloudy!!!!!

ltrtiger

Very cool and generous give away. Thanks...and I'd love a chance at the Storm 2!!

gabead

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!

highlander7

free storm 2, pick me pick me I promise to be good and use it every day...

Monkey618

Wow I'd love to win but how can you afford 30 Storm 2's if it comes out on the first day of june?

burridge007

Oh How much do I want the!!!! Please if its released in june pick me! ;)

pdogg57#CB

its been less than a year and there's already a new storm coming out. I feel a little jipped.

pdogg57#CB

if I win one here I wont feel so bad.

tillychick

ooh ooh pick me please :)

falesq

Would like to win this one.

Brendan40

i want to win a storm 2.. hopefully it comes out in june

Rynac

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...

BEERJEFFDUBB

PICK ME PICK M!!!!!!!!!!

.m.e.

best. contest. ever.

brycekerr

I love my storm, but I'll bet I'd love one of those more (don't tell my phone)...

magic41984

cant wait for my storm 2...

abradley

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...

kingdw1

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.

Double T

Make me a winner winner, itd be a lot better than a free chicken dinner.

youngmoney

Tuesday, November 24, 2009...

BloopBloop

lol i never win these contests

techie1961

Would love have one just os I can stop the issues with cleaning my Bold track ball.

iMonitor

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?

mncjr94

I love this website with a burning passion

remymartins

Well,i dont think they will announce it in June,but who knows!hahhaa...

sniper22

Count me in Love the CrackBerry

cjallendes

June 1st, june 1st, june 1st, june 1st, june 1st, june 1st, june 1st

Naivian

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

Berknip

...curious about this new storm 2.

dberk

Please pick me my Storm 1 dont work

dxm

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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