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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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?



This is gonna be nutty! lol

but imagine if RIM saw this post and decided to release it july 1? just as a joke ... :D

I have the curve and I love it. thought about the iphone but im a BB addict went to get the storm and wondered if they would ever release another one. So i hear that they are and i want it. Please crackberry pimp my curve...

always keepen it cracken.


Currently enjoying my first blackberry, an 8330 Curve. Was tempted by the Storm 1, but the price and the negative reviews I'd seen on it put me off.

After playing with a friend's iPhone, i'd looooove a touchscreen BB.

Winning a Storm 2 would make my day!

this is my first time to comment but i have to say that i got the storm when it came out even though people said it had problems beacause i figured there would be upgrades and with time dany problems would be fixed but if there is a storm 2 they arent gonna bother to fix the original. i love my storm but thats not fair. with that said i would really like a storm 2!!
<3 <3 <3

Even though I never win anything on this site, I still love it!! I would really love to win the Storm2. I love mine, and even though it has some bugs I still love it. 99% of the phones on the market right now have bugs, so that's why I"ll never give up and throw in the towel to replace my Storm with another Blackberry.

I actually like my 9530 but am waiting for the next firmware release which is supposed to make it work like everyone thought it should. However, if I get a Storm 2 I won't be upset...

yes please yes please yes please yes please yes please yes please yes please yes please yes please yes please yes please yes please yes please yes please yes please yes please

Just a few random thoughts...

It all started several months ago. It was early summer here in New England, and I found myself bereft of that certain thrill in my life. I was just going through the motions. Life had become routine. The days were was overall pleasant; mild temperatures, sunny skies, but my ennui continued.
One day things changed. It started when the blue skies became gray and dark, and I heard it; the rumblings of Thunder. It started slow, far off in the distance, but I could tell that something was coming.
It started as whispers, then it became more distinct. As the days became weeks, it intensified. What started off as thunder became a perfect Storm.
As with most weather patterns, no one could tell when that Storm would come our way. Anticipation like I hadn’t felt since I was a child began to well up. I looked everywhere to find out more; details, how strong it would be, where and when it would hit.
The summer became the fall, and then close to the beginning of the holidays, it happened. I embraced the beauty and grace of what I had spent six months waiting for. The thrill was finally back in my life; a new love was in my hands.
Oh, her lines, her shape, the feeling of intelligent design that I knew would become my constant companion.
Oh, it was a little rough at first; most Storms can be that way. Unpredictable, stubborn, even downright cantankerous. But with time, love, (and a lot of tweaking), my baby and I became one. December came with an early gift of direction for my Storm which made her even more alluring.
Nothing was too good for my new love; a sturdy case, screen protectors, bedside dock, car charger. Anything she wanted, I got for her. A fresh look for her face from wallpapers of incomparable beauty, all of which pale in comparison to her.
Does she need attention and care? Of course. No love affair survives without it. I no longer need to submit her to the humiliation of a battery pull; a more gracious way has been found. I gently clean her face so she is always shining. She reminds me when I need to take care of life events, and I give her the rest when she requires it. She wakes me in the morning, and I ensure that she has whatever she needs to stay happy in our relationship.
Today, we are inseparable. My life is now more complete than I ever thought it could be. If she happens to be a few feet away when I use my headset, I always keep her in visual range, lest we become separated.
Once, I was a typical male; always looking for something better; my eye roving whenever something new would appear on the horizon. No longer. As long as there is Stormy weather, my life is complete.

I have had every blackberry tmobile has had in the last 3 years and none of them will stop me from switching to VZW for the Storm 2. June 1 here we come!

I have had every blackberry T-Mobile has to offer and i keep going back and forth between full qwerty or suretype. None of those devices will keep me from switching to VZW when the king of blackberry's comes out. What could be better then having both keypads in one.......... Crackberry picking up the tab for my ultimate device. :) Bring on JUNE 1!

Sure RIM will have the new Storm out on time and monkeys might fly out of my butt. Then again I'm not so sure that I wont throw my hat in for a free one. So here’s hope'n for anis monkeys (and lube).

It'll definitely feel better in your hand with no more SurePress, but TruePress looks like SurePress, and what do we really know about TruePress?

I'd love to find out by winning one. I'll be sure to let you know if it uses SurePress, or TruePress, and as to whether which kind works better for me, SurePress, or TruePress.

I've got an iPhone 3G, but I would jump at the chance to one-up my Dad's Storm (1). heheh.. I'll take one if you have any to give away :)


the storm 2 may be the reason i head on over to verizon.
the hook up from crackberry would seal the deal.
look my way!

I'm not eligible until December for a new phone and am ready to chuck my Storm out the window! Let's see if Storm 2 can put a smile on my face :)

I would love to try the new Storm 2. I went back to my Curve after trying 4 Storms and each having the same problems.

Bought Storm first day. Love it, but I'm a little bitter at the Storm 2 coming out so frigging soon. With wifi, no less.

contest entry.... i have been through numerous storms so far and loved them all in their own little quirky way.... can't wait for RIM to get it tight and get it right!!

i have 20 months left on a contract (sucks)
my life is messed up at the moment
so a new (better) phone would really help out!
thanks anyways!

At the rate Verizon is going, it looks like the storm 2 will debut before they officially release a software update for the first one.

Well, Verizon Launches in June I hope Bell can deliver in some sort of equal time line! I like my storm now with.148. But I have had it since January. Pretty much the longest on a device in a long time :P

Wow... that's a lot of comments... it'll be interesting to figure out the odds of actually winning a storm 2 when it finally comes out!

I just want to try all BB phones that is out there. Some fits one persons need over the other. just depends on urs....i just want them all! LOL

well since Verizon's CEO ALREADY said the next 6 months..seems to me the contest was automatically over. But anyway u can count me in for the free Storm 2.

i really want that new storm 2
hell id be good with a first generation so if i were to get either id be good either way

I wouldn't mind having a Storm 2 and making excuses for its lack of performance and its less-than-expected programs...just like I do now with the Storm.

i got my storm in december and it has so many hardware problems, im too afraid of returning for a refurb storm thats even worse. i would like to have a storm 2 that has reliable hardware

I think I would be shocked if the Storm 2 came out in June, I would be even more shocked if I won the contest if it came out in June... Soooo C'mon Blackberry, im rooting for you!




Would I like a Storm 2? Let me count the ways..... but only if the soft keyboard is as good as a real qwerty. I still think a Storm is an iPhone type device, and not meant for real business users. I'm pretty happy with my 8350i right now. But, a free Storm 2? I could be convinced.

Okay, I'll bite on that one. Since my Alltel account is eventually going to Verizon anyway I would love to trade my Curve up for a new Storm 2.

I am eligible for a new upgrade through Verizon and really wanted the Blackberry Storm. Now that I have heard that the Storm 2 is coming out I think I want to wait, since I did hear some downfalls about the first one. I hope the wait isn't to long.

God made the earth in 7 days; RIM has a month to get the Storm 2 out. Then again, I'm sure back then, God didn't have so many bureaucratic hoops to jump through.

Gaw! been waiting for a stable Storm 1 for such a long time now, a Storm 2 would be VERY sweet!
Esp if they take away the click to type feature. :)

They should have just waited to release this phone instead of disappointing customers with the first storm and waited until now to release the first official OS but whatever nothing i will lose sleep over

Count me in...

Tho wished they offer some sort of upgrade program for storm users. Considering the timeframe between the release of the first one and now the second one.

I love the Storm! I switched from my Curve 8330 after mt husband got his Storm. I would really like to one-up him and get the newest Storm before he does! Hee-hee, nothing wrong with friendly compition!

How could any Crackberry addict not have 2 BB's? I feel guilty that I only have 1. I mean cmon, How would you like to be the only Blackberry in the house? My poor Storm is so lonley..... Help me Crackberry, You're my only hope!

yeah, the storm was my first blackberry, and i loved the experience of having a new generation phone even with the bugs. the fact that i became addicted like so many others to the site because of it makes me want to try new technology. so i'll leave a comment in hopes to be able to start with something new and learn more about this. and that way my g/f can get a decent phone for once... yeah she'll be getting my storm 1:) ...

If Crackberry want to pay for me to upgrade to the next great thing - bring it on (unless this turns out to be like so many other competitons these days - only available in the US!)
I really enjoy my Storm, and if they make the improvements I've been seeing touted around the Intraweb, its going to be an amziing piece of kit!
iPhone be damned! Never let one of those girly things in my house, a good solid piece of technology in your fist is what you need.

As much as I would LOVE for a June release and to get a free Storm 2, realism has to hit, and I doubt there will be any releases before September. However, a boy can always dream!!!
STORM 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Im in, I too hope that the storm2 is better ready for prime time than my original storm...


Just got my Storm in February....20 grueling months before I can upgrade...Please give me the free Storm 2!!!

I love my storm, It is my first Berry and I can't imagine switching to any other device... However, the dust under the screen is driving me crazy! And if Verizon and RIM really are just trying to cover their butts with a newer, maybe slightly more powerful version of the Storm then I'm all in. It's sad, but it's the price ya pay... Gimme gimme gimme!

The Storm I was absolute CRAP... at least the Operating System.

If the Storm II is now "stable" I want one. If the Storm II works like the Storm I, you can keep it.

Being completley sold on the Storm (first day, first minute purchase!), I can't wait to see the Storm II and/or the 9630. Send me one of each please!

Can't wait to see what it looks like! Storm 1 is already better than any other phone i have played with, storm 2 will no doubt be the best!

I love the idea of a full screen (especially with my eyesight) and all the special things you can do with the Storm. We ended up with a Curve when we got our first data phones. [Can't afford to upgrade our phones, so there will probably be a Storm 3 or 4 before we can upgrade.]

Is there any new update to when it's supposed to be out?

count me in, not like I'm losing anything by tryin to win ^^ ! plus I love my Storm, can't wait to see what the next gen is gonna turn out like!

"Yo! is that the new storm!?!?"

"'s the new sunny"

I fried one of my friends infront of a lot of people
I know its a stupid joke, but in context it was amazingly hilarious

He was wide eyed and high pitched.
So i pretended to be extremely happy too and yeah lol

I am just writing this right now in class so damn bored but i also want to win a free Storm 2. like everybody else


I've been waiting for the storm 2 to come out to upgrade from my curve. This would be awesome! Praying for a June launch!!!

I got my BB Storm a few months ago. It's too bad I didn't know about this release or I would have waited. I wish Verizon or RIM would have a buy back program were we could at least trade in our GEN1 storms for a price off the GEN2.

I would love to upgrade my Dare to a Blackberry Storm 2. I love the touch screen but would love to be able to do more with my phone.

Woot... I'll take a crack at it, why not. Lovin my storm now (when im not hating it), so a storm 2 should be pretty interesting

I am hoping that this one is better than the original but I also realize that it will take some time to fix. We shall see.

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Definitely count me in on this opportunity.

Anyone know what the diff is going to be between the storm and storm 2?

cuz i'm gonna get the 9530 storm tomorrow... hope i'm not gonna regret leaving my 8900

I think all CrackBerry members that are loyal to the site should get on even if it doesn't come out till Aug. :)
I hope I can find a Golden Ticket

I always wanted to have a touch screen phone, but I have bad experiences on my PDA, it's hard to type using those tiny stylus...

So my first blackberry device is the Bold... I didn't know Storm has suretype, if I've known it in the first place, I would definetely have bought the Storm instead.

Now I'm just hoping to get my Storm 2 from crackberry XD

I would be happy even if it came out on the 30th, and I hope I getting the winning phone!!!!!!!!!!!

I waited so long for the original storm and was disappointed, so I can't wait for the latest and greatest version.

Bring it on, Verizon!!!!!!!!!!