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?



First off, I love my "Storm 1." I find it highly unlikely that Verizon will realease the "Storm 2" any time before October, in fact I belive that when it is finaly intoduced it will be late October or mid November. Secondly, I will not buy an updated version of the Storm untill the CB forums are flooded with Raves and not Rants on the new version.

i dunno how much i believe that it's coming in June.. then again.. you have to look at why they did a BOGO sale for awhile.. trying to clear some space for the new shipments maybe?!?

I just added a new line to my account and got the current Storm. I"m going to be upset if it comes out in June, but hey if i win one from Crackberry that will soothe all the pain away :).

Im at ATT right now but Ive been having so many problems I may be switching and a free Storm 2 would certainly help sway me in that direction.

Would Love to have the Storm 2 They should call it Rain storm and for every one name it a different type of storm
Typhoon,Electric Storm ,lighting storm,Ice,Hurricane,sandstorm,Blizzard,
Tornado,brain storm,Tropical storm,
storm surge,hail Storm,Firestorm,tsunami,LaveStorm( The Massachusetts operation, now only 20 employees, became a telecommunications revenue assurance software provider after doing a project with Verizon Communications.)Ok I think that enough.

Hopeful but doubtful. Returned my Storm after 2 weeks of thorough use but the Storm 2 looks like a keeper (based on limited rumors)...thinner, improved text input, etc. The clincher for me would be a smoother overall experience with the OS.

I can only imagine if I won this. I would put this in my friends face because he did that to me when he got the original storm.
At the time I couldnt get it because I had just upgraded to an 8330.
Cross my fingers, and get my friends face ready for a smearing, lol..

Good luck everybody.

I have never won anything from any online contast. This would be a great way to start off my winning streak!!

I almost feel like Crackberry could run the same giveaway for the Tour. In the event pigs do fly though...

Storm2 already.. thats a bummer... hope they dont stop the OS upgrades for the storm cuz of this.. if they do.. hope i get win a Storm2... haha.. i WANNA WIN!! PICK ME!!

Awesome my girlfriend wants a storm so if i can win her the new one that should score some major brownie points right?

Why not give a Rolls Royce too, Kevin? This is ludicrous. Chances of a June release for this device are less likely than Obama becoming Christian and a Capitalist.

Please god let me win! my storm is about to die and i would really appreciate the new one to see if its better.

Why not give a Rolls Royce too, Kevin? This is ludicrous. Chances of a June release for this device are less likely than Obama becoming Christian and a Capitalist.

The Storm was/is a sensation!! I could just imagine what the second generation Storm will have??!! Anyway!! Count me in!! I want one!!

i really want this phone so much. hopefully for those people who dont get a storm 2 or everyone since it might come out later than this website will give out might be able to upgrade with a small amount to pay. verizon is slacking because i still dont get why verizon hasnt posted an official release other than .75.

REALLY HOPING FOR A JUNE 1st launch, but i HIGHLY doubt that'll happen. But here's to wishing!

If it has been far too long that a software update has been released!! Then again maybe this could be why. But, What
about us poor Storm 1 suckers, I mean happy owners?

Dear Crackberry - I want a free Storm 2, I want a free storm 2, and I want a free storm 2.

Furthermore, I want a free storm 2, I want a free Storm 2, I want a free Storm 2, and I want a free Storm 2. Also, I want a free Storm 2, I want a free Storm 2, I want a free Storm 2.

In closing, I want a free Storm 2, I want a free Storm 2, I want a free Storm 2.


p.s. I want a free Storm 2

I love my Storm, but I'd love a shot a the Storm 2 when it is released. I'm very curious to see what kind of H/W differences there are. I love the input method now, so I can't wait to see what they've done to change/improve it.

I've been waiting for a newer version of the Storm to show up and now it seems to be happening...
If I get one it will definitely storm my world!!!!!!

Itd be awesome to see this released however kinda poopy due to the amount of storm owners that could have just gotten one. O well. Here's hoping if it does come out I get picked :D

I be crippled with the Storm and its useless firmware. Please don't leave me behind - I need the Storm 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I passed on the first Storm and am dying to get a new Blackberry, so let's hope for an early June release and a ton of luck.

PLEASE JUNE JUNE JUNE JUNE....If I'm going to win one.... if not, lets hold off till June 2010 so the Storm 1 can have a good run! :)

To say that the current Storm is a complete disaster would be one of the great understatements in electronics flub up history. I would compare this to the Betamax debacle of the mid-1970s. I can hardly remember an electronic devise that was rushed to market so quickly, with such international fanfare and anticipation, only to be a complete disaster. A disaster not only from a functional standpoint, you can hardly type on the thing with that wacky screen, but from a software perspective as well (I had one that would not even go from portrait to landscape mode). Just days after its initial release Verizon has to update the bad OS that was loaded on the things with a revamped OS. What an embarrassment!

Now, with the introduction of the quick to market, second generation Storm I can’t imagine the marketing nightmare that Verizon and RIM will have with current users. What are they going to do? Offer them a $50 trade-in rebate… gives them a free Storm 2 (I think not), ask them to understand their dilemma and just upgrade when their contracts are up?

I had a Storm and thank goodness I had the presence of mind to give it back prior to the end of the 15 day grace period. I am now a happy owner of a T-Mobile 8900… which by-the-way is the best Blackberry I have ever had! I only hope that Verizon does the right thing and gives current Storm owners a reasonable trade-in or trade-up offer that makes sense and keeps everyone happy. Best of luck on that deal!

Theres a chance this will happen. There is also a chance that I'm Ghandi. It's not happeneing in June. HOWEVER, if it were to happen, I would gladly eat crow and also have one in my pocket! I'll hold my breath...

This is complete BS that RIM is already replacing the device that was supposed to change the face of wireless devices, but I'd still like one to replace my lagging Storm 1.

Can't see this one hitting in June, its to close to the Tours release. I'm going to guess late August.

wonder if this will be another rush job to release the device to compete against the new iphone and pre! imagine if there are more issues then the original! lol

i say it comes out in oct. sometime, verizon will bring out the tour long before this come out. This way everyone will buy the tour first. Then once the hype dies down about the tour they will bring out storm 2, so people will hopefully be buying it for the hoildays. Then maybe by the hoildays verizon will have an update for the first storm..HAHAHA (doubt it)

Storm 2 in June...methinks if it is too soon, Storm 1 owners will TRY to flood the return system well within their 1 yr warranty period.

Maybe I can win something for once in my life. My storm is the first BB I've ever bought,it didn't make the best impression but I still stand by RIM maybe the storm 2 will be the storm I wanted.

First post here, but have been following BlackBerry and Verizon enough to know that this doesn't have a snowballs chance in hell of coming out in June.

I bought the Storm the first day it came out and it is a great phone when used with leaked firmware, quickpull, and stoptilt amongst other apps. I do not see this phone coming out before the end of this June, but I will gladly accept one if I win.

I can sing and dance on camera to show my appreciation for winning if needed? Oh, these are picked at random though, hunh? Oh well, God, please get involved! LOL!

omg I would love to win one of these I'm on my fourth replacement storm and nothing would make me happier than getting one that actually works

With the slow release of devices from VZW we won't see a Storm II until the rnd of the year. With that being said Crackberry has no risk of giving one away.

I am pretty sure after just reading about the storm 2 that I have to have one. It will be an upgrade from my Pearl.

Part of me hopes it comes out in June so I have the chance to win one...but the other part is bitter that a new Storm version would come out 6 months after I got the first Storm! I'd sure get over the bitterness fast by winning a Storm 2!

I want it, because i think this one will definitely squash the new iphone and frankly a June launch in sync with the new iphone is strategically smart and thus, makes sense!

it'd be nice to trash my Storm 1 for something that remotely works correctly. Wifi would be a treat as well.

Storm 2 sounds a heck of a lot better than the first gen. Sounds like the click screen didn't fair too well.

i wouldnt buy a storm 2 but i would take one for free..the odds of it being released in june are slim to none and the odds out of you getting one are the lowest ever hahahaha

My storm is the original i was gonna get a new WM phone because my i760 is a POS! and i have had 4 or 5 of them. but they claimed that since they gave me a new replacement one time (which was not my choice) that i had to go through 3 more device failures in like 3 mo to get a new phone of my long story short i ended up saying F it and got a storm for the 200 and its amazing but i need a new screen or something mine clicks so hard compared to my friends.

Thats all i really would like to get a new one.

I always put that I never win anything in these posts, but with Crackberry I've won TWO!! Here's to hopping that RIM and VZW have a very tight ship running and can get an S2 out soon enough for all of us to get a chance to win one!

hopefully this phone comes out on June 1st! That would be awesome. Looks like its going to be a sweet phone. Would love it to replace the Pearl I have currently!

Im in I guess that the only way I'll get a new os verizon...go RIM...sorry early Storm buyers.. thank god for crackberry

I knew this day would come.
The storm 1 to me was not so much a storm but a gust, What im hoping is the Storm 2 will be everything we have been waiting for. I hope you guys will choose me for the upgrade. :)

I am a Storm owner that would love to have a new Storm to play with. I am disappointed with the current Storm in regards to the glitches and updates and lack of communication regarding the future of the Storm.

Hopefully they get it right with Storm 2. Sign me up. I'll get one(hopefully, i'll win one from the only website that brings the latest and greatest blackberry news to all crackberry

Keep the info coming guys/

Who cares if the Storm 1 was just released? The quicker the phones are updated, the less time I have to wait to upgrade!

Hope it's earlier rather than later! And also hope it works better than the Storm 1, especially typing, which can be a pain. Love the size of the screen, though.

I really doubt that this device would be out anytime in June, but since I would be stuck with the 1st Gen. Storm and unable to upgrade, I will toss my name in the pot.

I'd love to get a storm two just because I like the newest tech stuff lol :) idk if june is probable though.. Verizon would already have to have it in testing to get it out that fast

AWESOME contest idea guys! Hope for our sake you're giving away 30...hope for storm owners (if I don't win one anyway lol) and for your wallets you don't give away any ;)

Putting my comment in for a chance. If I don't try, I don't get the chance to win.

Thanks for this great contest, if the Storm arrives in June.

not sure that i would even need it considering i really like the first gen...but free? i'm in!

I HOPE I WIN, I HOPE I WIN, I HOPE WIN.... I'm a teacher, I was going to make myself write this 100 times, because the Storm 2 has to be better than my Storm 1, and I sure hope I win it.

Did I miss something? Who ever said that it was going to Verizon Wireless? You sound pretty certain with the way you are saying "this is Verizon we are talking about here"...

I must have missed the info that said FOR CERTAIN that it is for VZW.

Crackberry...please save me from having to camp out a Verizon store next month the night before they release it...IF they were to release it. I have lot's of homework to do and chores to do around the house rather than go and camp out again.