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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I'd be happy to accept a Storm 2.

p.s. what version does it come with...
oh and I can't find my browser (first???)

Throw my name into the hat- I love my storm, but would be more than a little miffed if they released a storm 2 next month. This would help remove SOME (not all) of the salt from the wounds if it happened.

I was interested in the Storm 1 but with it's not so stellar OS and issues I'm now looking forward to the Storm 2. Please live up to our expectations.

Hope the Storm 2 has a better OS than the Storm I purchased. I love the phone and couldn't live without it. Good luck to me. OK everyone else too.

See I said they wouldn't give 2 turds worth of effort in improving the Storm 1 because all the focus is on the Storm 2. VZW can SUCK IT!!!

this is my comment and entry...

I just bought one and put it on AT&T so I would like a Storm 2 on AT&T

Wow, sure hope a June release happens. I just don't think it is in the time line. Of course, the idea that this will be a drop-in replacement for the original Storm could actually hold water.

Rob

I seriously doubt that the new Storm will launch next month, but who knows? Winning one would be awesome.

let's see... possiblity that the storm2 is coming out in June? Highly unlikely, however, there have been crazier things. I'll go ahead and try and get one in this contest. What's the worst that could happen? I lose

It would be sick if crackberry wanted to help me celebrate my birthday on june 6th with a Storm 2 but beggers can't be choosers so anytime in June would be ok thanks

Pick me, pick me! LOL Although I am happy with my Storm I would always like to get my hands on the next generation.

What the heck I have always said that I am not a touch screen guy. But free is free, This would be my bail out.. Put me in the mix for a free one please.

Haha, great idea for a contest. I'd gladly chuck out my Storm 1. Good little device but it could have been so much better.

Come on CB, i need to win at least 1 contest, right?? Another great contest, can't wait to see if this will put a bug into RIM's ear on actual June release release.

I have the storm. It is my first blackberry and I'm addicted. But I am extremely aggravated by the lack of support from verizon and to see that they are planning a storm 2 launch so soon without fixing all the bugs with the original irks me even more. Greed is all it is with disregard for customer satisfaction. Done venting... GIVE ME A STORM 2 PLEASE!!

I sure would LOVE to have a free one. Don't see it happening in June (or July for that matter) but for fun...I WANT A FREE ONE!

I hope it comes out soon, I cant even get an original Storm in México...hope I can be one of the fews to get it here!!!

i am a little perturbed about the storm not being out a year yet and there is so much talk about storm2...

...so I'll take a shot. I have the Storm 1, and would LOVE to turn in this sucker for an upgrade...ANY upgrade! C'mon Lady Luck...

Well considering my new every two will make me wait till the next great blackberry it looks like my fate lies in the hands of the beautiful damsel known as crackberry.
SAVE ME!

Hoping for an early release just so I Have a better chance at winning one. Otherwise I will be sad because I am still in contract from the first one.

I don't believe it will be out in June and thus you will not have to give any away, but on the off chance...

I am honored to recieve this award.... (yada yada yada) I want to thank The Big Guy for making this all possible. (yada yada yada) Also, giving thanks to the Crackberry nation for making all my dreams come true!!!

(CB nation gives standing ovation)

(bbwizard bows and exits stage left)

Well I was mad at first considering I have the Storm 1, so now that there are talks of a Storm 2 I wasn't too pleased. However, If it is a June 1st launch and I am one of the lucky 30 picked, then I guess I can't complain :)

Sounds like an awesome contest. and i really hope this new strorm will be better than the first. i owned it for about 3 days. i really enjoyed however i had ONE single complaint....(it was originally 2 complaints but then there was a software update lol). Personally, i didnt like the texting..so i went back to my bold lol anyways, lets hope it gets out june first! i have never entered a contest in my life lol i have bad luck with these...but lets hope! *fingers crossed*

I love everything about my Storm 1 except for the dust under the screen. It's a shame, I can type fast on it and everything.

im like a little kid on christmas day with this phone wait!! even with all the downs of my storm i still love it and i know the 2nd come around is gonna be deadly!!

yeahya... I'll be upset if the Storm 2 drops before November, but if I end up winning one, I can forgive Verizon/RIM for screwing everybody.

I am with you Kevin, I don't think it will be released before August.... But, if some sort of miracle happens, I'd like to win one since I'm unable to upgrade due to buying the first Storm in February.

A storm for my mom because she wants one and I love my bold! But the storm does kick ass to the iphone. iphone sucks. I love the storm. If it was on ATT I would buy it!

pick me i love the storm will not trade it for the world unless the storm 2 comes out lol. im a trooper still running .75 pick me Kev, your biggest fan. = )

June 1st would be awesome and it would preempt the other "phone" that is rumored to be released this summer.

Just got my second Storm today. Hope this Storm 2 doesnt have as many problems. Pick me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'd love a Storm2 (or Tour or Atlas or ?) as my first blackberry. I am eligible for my NE2 now and am waiting to see the new blackberries.

I have a storm and like it very much. I hope that this new version of the storm, dubbed "Storm 2" is better than the original storm. Can't wait to see and try it.

Although I'm really waiting for the 9630, having been very disappointed in the Storm's keyboard, if the Storm 2's keyboard seems better, I'd certainly consider it! Any blackberry would be an improvment over my current Windows Mobile Samsung SCH-i760! For me, WM never again!
9630 or Storm 2, here I come!

I am looking forward to having the Storm 2 as my first real BlackBerry. I had a Curve at a job I had for a few months and got addicted to it in that short time.

a very very interesting take on the current storm 2 situation.

i just have a feeling it wont happen, but i have been wrong before. So that i say, lets hope i win. may be my first CB win ever.. lol

thanks

Ive been wanting to get a storm but ive heard bad things so hopefully the storm 2 will make all the haters pipe down. haha.

am happy and sad... i'm sad cuz i want my storm to work, but am happy to see how the storm should have been in what hopefully the storm two will become!

Wow, a chance to possibly win a Storm 2? I like all the enthusiasm judging from the number of comments to win one. Free is definitely a powerful motivator.

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Lets be honest the first storm wasn't the greatest but it certainly wasn't the worst and its getting better. I look forward to what RIM has in store for the next Storm. I'm already digging the look of the new device w/ its slimmer profile and wouldnt mind having one myself either.

I would sooo love to have one!

I went from a 8703e straight to the original Storm, and now(possible) not 4 months after I buy the Storm they (probably won't) come out with a better version!

I've been suffering through the ups and downs of the Storm (1), I wouldn't mind having a free Storm 2 fall in my lap.

Cant wait to see the improvements, i def need to upgrade, hopefully the gap around the edges, bad corners, and GUI issues have been addressed. Since it has wifi its pretty much like the 8900 with a touch scree, cant wait to see how the new touch technology work as well, suppose to be redeigned.

I love my Storm but I need one that is perfect, so if it does come out... I wanna have one! Thanks CB and good luck to everyone! :)

I am currently a Storm 1 user... and really don't have any great issues. Sure it doesn't switch from landscape to portrait at times, has difficulty coming out of sleep mode, etc. but for the most part I am content with it. Will I be switching to the new Storm 2? Maybe. Or maybe by the time I am really willing to move on Storm 10 will be out (see how my last phone was almost 6 years old when I caved in to the storm). Am I disappointed that Rim and Verizon are bringing out the new version so close after releasing the original, you bet I am. But I also am a realist and as long as they have it they should try to sell it. Just my .02.

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...basically that it won't launch in June? Do you really think CB would risk giving out that many new berries?
I'll bet for a Q4 release but what do I know? Hope I'm wrong. Cool idea for a contest!
Here's to a 6/1 release!!

I love my storm despite the reviews. So yes I'm in for a Storm II whenever their released, but free is better!

Excited to see RIM releasing another storm. Have a love/hate relationship with the one I have now. I have to say I am a little upset that I just spent the money on the current storm and now there's a new one comin out. Regardless I'm always happy to see the future of the Blackberry smartphone a "real" smartphone.

This fast? C'mon, this is Verizon. It's taken them 6 months to release an OS, let alone a whole new phone. But just on the off-chance...

Yep. Your reading one of the winning posts! First I would like to thank Kevin for all that he does. Next I want to thank RIM for creating a device I can't live without.

I think the Storm 2 will launch on the day Verizon releases the software update for the Storm 1. Any takers? P.S. I want a free Storm 2!

Watch this, they will release the storm 2 running on .75 and then get even worse press than the Storm got!

Ok, so if this thing releases before a sweet OS upgrade from verizon, lets all meet at the verizon headquarters with our Storms loaded into slingshots and cannons and see how their return policy is!

I hope it's not released this year. I'll be stuck with an obsolete phone without an upgrade available to me. I hate having obsolete hardware... But if it does happen, I hope I win.

Great idea for a contest, as for a Storm2 out in June, not really happy, does that mean my S1 wont get a lot of support anymore as they focus on the S2

Cool so if they do release a new Storm, I hope Crackberry can send me one. I just paid 200 bucks for the first storm and not even a year later another might be coming out? Come on. Early adopters always get shafted.

I'll take it. Hopefully free, probably waiting around just like the rest of the Crackberry Addicts. I'm gettin upgraded one way or another.

I say the earliest we will see the new Storm 2 is November.. Perfect for that Christmas present and to help increase last quarter sales...

Sadly, I don't think you will be giving a Storm 2 away this time.. but if you do... I HOPE I WIN! :)

Jamie

How are they gonna just come out with the storm 2 less then 8 months after the original storm came out. All I know is thats messed up, Verizon/RIM should give everyone who purchased a storm an even exchange for all the trouble storm owners have been through and if they are gonna come out with a new one they should make sure this one is PERFECT!!! and 8 months probably isn't long enough. Its like there saying OOOPS MY BAD WE MESSED UP lets just make everyone want a newer version so we can make more money, but anyways I want a storm 2 cause I love my blackberry I just wish it didn't have all these glitches. I'm gonna stick it out just like many and when or if the storm 2 comes out I'll buy it. PS. Verizon/RIM I'm not talking bad about you just take care of your customers. THANK YOU

If VZW leaves us 1st generation Storm owners high and dry, I hope this new phone fails miserably.

Hell they released the Storm 1 way before it was done and still have yet to get us a new firmware... They're going to have to release it early and with crappy firmware otherwise how would we recognize it as a storm?

Gahhh ! and i just got my storm a few weeks ago !! wellll if it does come out in june i hope im one of the few lucky winners ! haha

I would LOVE a storm 2 to replace my first storm. I don't hate it as much as some people, but hey....a new Berry is always exciting!

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