Contest: BlackBerry Storm 2 Coming in June?

BlackBerry Storm 2 Coming in June?!
By Kevin Michaluk on 19 May 2009 05:05 pm
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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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AssassinBlack

When I saw the leaked pics of the Storm 2, I said to myself "this is a sexy piece of technology". This is so crazy. If I owned on, I would be so obnoxious, because my friends love the iphone garbage.

brokenmonkey

I bought my Storm in February so I'd be pretty upset if a new one came out in June. But I'd be stoked if I win one!

Doublelock

we all got screwed with the first gen, lets just hope the this one can make up for it.

jeepguy_1980

My Storm wants an upgrade.

slowburnaz

Here's hoping for a June 1st release, and maybe a replacement for my Storm 1! :-)

alex

count me in!!!

Thanks again crackberry!!!!

speer

....why not give it the ol' college try.

jammy26

I have been posting my fair share of comments trying to win one of the numerous contests here. Maybe I should try one that doesnt have any sensible content at all. So, here goes nothing...... !!

Naah..cant resist begging for one. Pleeasssse gimme a Storm 2.....!!

juleld

I'd love to win a Storm2!!

shchasm

This isn't going to happen

cdhrisdemaster

30 would be outstanding! I love my first storm even with its faults, but a storm 2 would be awesome!

Nazarius

This is a great idea!

shiva87

would love to move from my bOLD to a storm 2!

coolsoundingme

FTW GET STORM 2! I swear to god, I may just post a comment on here every day until June to flood out my chances. Haha.

kidqwik

0o0o0o! Can I haz this cause I'm totally about ready to throw my Storm 1 against a wall and put it out of it's misery. For all the updates, etc, it is still clunky in operating. That is what Storm 1 is. CLUNKY!

crod1977

BADASS....I'M READY TO UPGRADE OUT OF THE MY STORM 1...COUNT ME IN CRACKBERRY...CHEERS..HERE'S TO WINNING ONE!!!!!!!

brahzilla

if i dont win.... PL"EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEE

escentz

hmmm well this most certainly will be interesting, now won't it...

dondreb

Doubt it happens but we can hope. They better offer some sort of trade in plan for us first gen storm owners if this happens

knightxii

Storm 2!!! Can anyone say tower defense!

enilm

No way this is coming next month. It would be funny that the storm 2 is released before the storm 1 goes beyond 4.7.0.75.

bigcalidave

I still love my storm, but if they are gonna abandon us and come out with a new one within 6 months we better be seeing some HUGE upgrade discounts

ncsttsccr

pleeeeaaaaase come out june 1st and let me win the drawing! haha

lgberry

Come on STORM!!! June 1st, June 1st!!!

darkasknight

I'm hoping the screen response is much smoother and quicker than the original storm.. and here's for Wifi! thanks.. crackberry!

cptcrazy

Pick Me Pick Me Pick Me. This site's incredible... Can't imagine how lost I would be with my storm without it. Plus free stuff's always great.

wsualum99

Sure, what the hell.....then my wife can stop complaining about her crappy Voyager.

sgtret

The reason I don't have a Storm One is because I knew there would be a two in no time. A two at no cost would be even better.

STARGATER

Oh how exciting. I want to play!! Put me on the list and hey it could happen. Storm 2 in June. Sounds good to me . Thanks Crackberry

pac10dawgs

You know you want to give it to me, so just make it happen! PPPPPPLEASE...

snowboardingpezo

i shall leave my comment. but i would bet 30 storm 2's that you won't have to give a single one away. (wrap your mind around that)

tranquil.forest

Good idea to give away free phones. Nothing wrong with that! Help spread the blackberry love. If I got the Storm 2 I would give my Curve 8900 to a friend, if I felt generous. I might just use two phones.

ProBird79

I'd definitely take one!!!

VoodooKaboom

I will take a free storm 2 anyday.

bauman43

Winning a Storm 2..... that would be schweet!

disciples0

Thanks for the opportunity Kev. CrackBerry rocks!

jrcdpm

I'd love to have one but I doubt it will come out.

jonathones

Love the blackberry storm! would love to get my hands on a free storm 2! pick me pick me!

AGRSV1

Thanks CrackBerry.....I hope we get a June 1st release.....that would be AMAZING.....

ronteekay

I am new to the Blackberry world and I love the Blackberry Storm. I've own one for three months and now I know what the addiction is all about. I have many themes, applications, screensavers, etc. I've tried many and purchased many. I am a happy camper.

StevO3022

Winning one will be the only chance of me getting the storm 2, here's to hoping!

Linsey

Please, please, please!

lonestar1135

20 is my favorite number and I am posting after the 2020 mark on comments

sotrix

I hope I win. Good luck all!

benberry1

I am not happy with my first Storm, I would like to give blackberry a second chance to redeem. Here's hoping!

staindone#CB

I'm still using an 8100 Pearl that I got in September of 2006. I need a Storm!

nulldog

Enter me in for this one.
I'd love to win a free Storm 2

andthenjensaid

PICK ME!! ::fingers crossed::

sedington86

Please release in June oh please! haha

P_Storm

As a blackberry disciple, I just gotta have the latest and greatest blackberry at all times.

chudson85

I want it right now! I would say if they release it that early they are planning on doing a upgrade program for customers to get it either free or really cheap. To come out with a 2 in less then 12 months without stablizing the current OS says hey "Test Monkeys" here is the real deal and it works right this time! IMO

hbzant22

I hope it comes out on june 1st

andyr2007

im gonna guess june 21st, cuz its my birthday! good luck 2 everyone!

lReef lKeeper

i guess im in ... havent had a problem with my 1st gen yet, but everyone likes a new blackberry !!

mistasymba

I just got my Storm. Wow this is great!!!

disciples0

Throw in a Rolls, and top-notch call girl too!

Chase265

great.....new storm already...but I'll take one please

torque916

Wow, this is exciting! Hehehe, hope this storm runs better then the first gen.

rlrovira

Highly unlikely but what the hell...count me in!

ambrodsky

I love my Storm 1 but will love a Storm 2 even more I'm sure. Please enter me to win! Here's hoping it happens, but I somehow agree that it won't be out in June. And will they ever update the OS for the Storm 1 officially or will they just leave us Storm 1 users hanging and make us buy a Storm 2?

ksinakh

I need a replacement for my 1st Storm!

Kronk

My birthday is June 13. :) I wouldn't mind winning a Storm 2 for my birthday.

kyoungs3

I'm down to win a free storm 2! Please pick me!

Ottorongo

hey, a chance is better than nothing huh?

ringmaster#CB

I have a Storm. I want a Storm 2.

jamilana

I seriously doubt that the storm 2 will even come out this summer ,but if it does, I definitely want one!!!!

JoshNichols1

a June release would make for a nice late birthday present, lol

paulwright1

Yeah woopee! Im gonna win this one.

tennislvr8

I am anixously awaiting its arrival and to get a free one would be icing on the cake!!!

mookz

Cause I doubt that I would ever buy another Storm again!

Danieljbrown32

i must insist on kevin picking me! i havent one anything on Crackberry, ever! and i have entered almost every contest. this is the only forum i visit. i visit at least 20 times a day!

juttin3

hmm a storm 2 would be cool.. i'd say june 27th

holdown

I'll Gladly take one off your hands...heck ill even take a STORM 3 if ya get one!! :)

cjbeard

Since they'll be leaving my Storm 1 as a defunct paper weight.

insearchof

I will take it... let me know when you need my address

Late

diablo11

this is an awesome idea Kevin, i hope it comes out june 1st, would be awesome. i hope its better then the original storm, looks much better.

4Him#IM

Count me in, I wanna win!

Hiatus69

I doubt it will launch but you never know!

StorminVA

If Verizon gave all of the early adopters/lab rats of Storm v1 a discount on the newer model.

I won't hold my breath.

Slamnbam88

feel free to send me multiple wins

BFBrazier

I have a storm and I think it is the best phone on the market! The opportunity to get a Storm 2,for free, is incredible! Count me in!

Berrynuts

I'll play along. But I agree, I don't think you'll be giving any away.

knicksns28

i want a free storm 2, would be nice

miata492

well, it would be great if it came out in june, but lets remember this is VZW we are talking about!
very excited about the wifi for sure!

he11fire

I would do horribly obscene things for a Storm 2.

yenomrules

Love the Storm....can't wait for Storm 2!

biggiephat

Hoping for a June release too and some kind of trade in plan....GRRRRR

topchef08

Gimme, Gimme, Gimme, Mine, MIne, MIne!!!!!

speede541

No way in he11 they'll repeat the Storm premature launch.

No way in he11 anybody will read this post.

But sure, I'll take my chances. Sign me up.

The_Shawn

I've entered a number of these, but I'll keep trying! :)

Grumpmeisterbob

I wish this contest was based how many blisters you get from being in the sun too long... cause my naked irish albino skin would be covered in storm2 party puss bubbles....

sdlove

Thank you for this contest!

2face-MazE

ya!! storm 2! please please please!

eupher15

May I have one... please!!!

Jackelbait

better be better then the Storm

colecar

I WANT TO WIN!! ENTER ME IN THE CONTEST PLEASE!!

sofasurfer

I'd like to have one, count me in. thanks

MattD

I'm afraid that they will release it too early w/ an OS that isn't really up to par! I guess we'll have to see... and if I win one, I guess I will let you know what I think!

pyro530

This seems too good to be true!

SRM

You know I'll take it!

rpmrising

I would like to try the Storm 2 out for free!

EPH1.3

Like you said Kevin, with the Tour not released yet, it seems impossible that Storm 2 so soon. I just added two more Storms to the family for my wife and daughter so if it comes in June it better be in the first two weeks!

malkalv88

i just hope there is a good OS update for even us storm1 users by the time this comes out and that the storm2 is actually ready. Either way ill take one..crank that puppy out :)

mkurz12

Ha, My lucky number!

Mr.Miagi

that would be so sick to get a free storm 2 since its crap they are abandoning the first storm and its users. Users should get a free one anyway.

komaba

That's just wrong, I bought my phone in feb...

chris420o

go figure verizon...dont fix my storm one but rape me for another 200 for the storm 2...thankssss...but thankfully and hopefully crackberry will be a gem and get me a free one :D

Berrythepocket

Come on June 1st!! I need my wifi Storm

Steen27

My only hope is Crackberry!

(but I'd have better odds of being in another 10 earthquakes in June than having Verizon release Storm 2 in June)

branden3112

Hope I win!! Will the Storm 2 be a hybrid (CDMA and GSM) like the regulat Storm?

1UP

I DON'T SEE IT HAPPENING!!! My grandfather could walk from Texas to Canada before this thing comes out...

JayD-1K

i can't get my Storm until June any ways! WOW!!!!

man, if this thing hits stores in July though...i wounder if i could get it upgraded?

good luck every body.

RRF785

Here's hoping it comes out June 1st!!

JayD-1K

that would be right on time

1cjzanski

Interested to see the improvements they made.

Pharaoh_Rah

Being the technology whore that i am there is no way i could pass up this contest. I hope there is a launch next month and i can get one

MaxBogus

...but what do I know??

Plz add me to the drawing!!

Thanks!!

Mojavekroc

I really have my doubts that the new storm will be available by June but I will leave a comment in case this pans out because of course I would want one... Who wouldn't.

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SteveS235

Sounds like fun. Here's hoping for an early release!

bibat

I'm thrilled! Can't wait to see what RIM has up their sleeves!

jdzurka

I really love my storm and would love to get a hold of the new one. I predict if it is coming out in June then I will vote for June 19th in time for fathers day weekend

Tommy G-Rubz

If this happens before they even update (fix) the Storm 1 I will be pissed beyond imaginable.

shawn122

I would love to get my hands on one of them!

changd82

hopefully the storm 2 will be much better than the storm 1

digggwayne

By June !

I hope so, I need that. I don't know if I would buy it right away because I mad that mistake with the fist model and had to replace it three times already. However I still love the storm babyyyyyyyyyyy !!!!!!

I am looking forward to the improvements on the storm duce !

Berrys Numba One Fan

I think I'm gonna return mine just bought one like late March

Synic

I wannnnt one!! :)

how sick would that be if I actually won haha

Jalfonso

i want it send it this way CRACKBERRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEEEEEEEEEE STORM 2

theevis

Here to a chance at a free Storm 2!

jmohanraam

I've always waited for at least one version to come out before I buy it. Zune & Curve are just a few... If I can get one rather than buying one, count me in for sure :)

MajorStorm

Would appreciate winning a Storm 2.

vipthelifestyle

I'm all in for a June release! Come on VZW you owe me after the Storm 1.

UrbanGlowCam

Might as well.....please add me to the drawing! I'd love a Storm 2 :)

vger2

WOW, BB Storm 2 coming in June. Can't wait :)

murrayj5

June 1st launch would be awesome but guessing it won't be until later in the year. Sorry but that is gut feeling. Let's hope soon because I would like to get one on June 1st!

mcgranger

Come on crackberry! The only way I will ever get to enjoy the storm is by a win through ya'll...I bought storm 1 and won't let vzm swindle me again....

ToddC123

Hopefully if they release it I can win one. I don't really wanna buy one seeing as how its been less than one year since I bought the Storm 1. So here's hoping for an early June release and a contest winner for me.

mightylos8

Thanks for this opportunity! I still have my launch day Storm, and am sticking with it as long as I can! This would be a welcome win for me!

Crackberry.com is the BEST!

ejchen1217

i want one....now haha

sbaker923

i would love this one. wish we knew what OS they would be using. hopefully they use .75. HA. my new every 12 months isnt even close since i bought this thing in december. verizon and rim need to work together to keep us happy..not piss us off. so, give me a storm 2!

CoPWNicus

Awesome! This will be an interesting month!

fightoffyourdemons

oh well, at least if it happens, would be cool. i want one.

drewegan44

I hope I can win a storm 2 since I just bought a storm 1 a month ago and now stuck with it.

beanyboy15

i want one! im sick of the storm already...

MadMerc7677

I'm sooooo down to get version 2. Little sad the first one didn't go long before a better one is on the way, but I'll take it!

yemd

in June but if it does i'd love to be one of the lucky crackberry members to get one.

alexpior

I read Crackberry.com everyday, I'd love the Storm 2!

C3ntury

Gimmy or I'm telling!

ischinazi

By Odin, I hope I win.

MajikUF

id love to dump this turd and get a storm 2!

excess

i don't think you'll be giving any away but i game if it does cone in june :)

nuttie

How great would that be!!! i missed the first one but would love to get one with wifi also.....Hope it's me

JonnyCerv

With June being my birthday month....I can't think of a better present! Come on RIM and Verizon!

Still think it's doubtful though....

JerseyBred323

...the BlackBerry Storm 2. Pretty please?

dj_verse

The second coming.... Oh please send one my way....

Judgment Tay

Come on Verizon, do something cool for once. Already sick of my Storm.

alwaysconnected#CB

wow, crackberry if you could get me a storm 2, i will be in forever debt to you!!!

nuttie

How great would that be!!! i missed the first one but would love to get one with wifi also.....Hope it's me

mbroi

So yes it would Deff. make this not only my day, my year but my life!!! i wanna win!

sperho

I'd love to give the Storm 2 a shot. The larger screen is nice for some apps and I think I'd like the fixed, non moveable screen over the clickable one...

JerseyBred323

...the BlackBerry Storm 2. Pretty please?

RandyLC

Free Storm 2? Count me in!!

SupremacyStorm

I have the Storm 1 but would love the new storm 2 when it comes out please!

blakeberry

it is likely a great bet for the house on this one. I would guess it arrives in September or October at the earliest. Not just for production and quality control reasons. June doesn't seem like a great time to bring something to the market for a business that releases a handful of phones each year. If they hit the market in June, I would love to win one.

SmoothG

oh my goodness.....I WOULD LOVE TO GET MY HANDS ON ONE OF THESE IF I COULD!!!!!!! I REALLY HOPE I WIN!

dynomike1

I need a new phone too!

babygurljones

Oh must definitely I would love to be in on this contest and most of all win. I recently had my blackberry damaged, went through insurance, had the new phone lost in shipment via UPS after I told sprint to send it USPS since I work there and then ended up paying full price for a new phone. Some customer courtesy for being a loyal customer for 10 years right, so if the phone hits before the end of June and my birthday being June 18th, this would be the biggest luck and nicest present.

lakergirl23

I don't care what the odds are, I'm going for it!!!

Chippyzorz

Oh! Oh! Pick me! Pick me!!

wmgolden

give me storm2 need need want want

jcup24

my guess just in time for school and all us addicts to play instead of pay attention, would be great promo for that time of year too

Revolutionary

No chance its available in June. The so-called Verizon tipster was probably talking about the Tour/Niagra.

But, should it become available in June and should you pick me, I wil gladly take one! :-)

matray

Not likely this is goin to happen, but whats there to lose.

hiltitech#CB

I just got my storm 2weeks ago. Love it. The lags are annoying but i deal with them. So it would figure storm 2 would come out cuz i will be stuck with my storm. I should have waited for the new one to come out, but I heard it would not be untill 2010 and did not want to wait that long. I am such a blackberry addict. Glad I got it now but wifi would be nice.

Chronos74

Don't think this will happen, but why not?

kroozr

2 please. Oh, and thank you.

nalrac

Wow. VZW better have their act together for this launch! First, though, they better fix the Storm 1...

wocket

Wait to step in there where Verizon and Blackberry should have for us original Storm owners. I hope I finally get a good turn of events on the Storm front :)

JJDigitized

What a great contest! Just further proves how great crackberry is!

madphone

Man if you think that the Storm forums have been a wild ride, wait til after the release of this device.

run_Adrian.28

leavin my comment...hopefully winning

mbroi

Now that i think about it its kinda messed up for the original storm users. Verizon will sure have a huge impact on that and complains left and right since the first storm isnt even good yet but with unofficial software and lets be honest not a lot of us can even do or know how to install them. plus voids warranty so whats up with that. i dont know but storm 2 will make a lot of people feel pretty angry especially with the buy one get one people lol

ceepee

Hmmm... cool lil' contest. I like my chances. Let's the games begin!!!

Good luck to all.

bpletcher

Count me in on this contest

phoenixgi

I should be interesting to see what happens when the Storm 2 does release. There was enough clamor from the Apple crew when they dropped the price like $200 that apple had to pay (granted wasn't it in like itunes credit? so did they really pay?) But that was after only like 2 months, it was still another year before they released a new phone... hmmm should be interesting.

mrbirdtales

Guess stranger things have happened but I don't see you giving away even one. If you do however I would like to win that ONE. lol

loupanetta

I love the storm. Why not have the storm 2 features on the storm

jodeci888

I have a better chance of seeing baby Jesus break dancing in front of my apartment tonight, then the Blackberry Storm "2" coming out in June......... but if either happens, I will be VERY, VERY surprised.

hiltitech#CB

I just got my storm 2weeks ago. Love it. The lags are annoying but i deal with them. So it would figure storm 2 would come out cuz i will be stuck with my storm. I should have waited for the new one to come out, but I heard it would not be untill 2010 and did not want to wait that long. I am such a blackberry addict. Glad I got it now but wifi would be nice.

electro_cute

I've had a Storm 1 since the launch date. I would love to have a Storm 2!!

Thanks!

Good luck everyone.

treefrog20012003

Holy shnikies! Who could pass up a chance like this? I am in for this one, I have not won a contest yet and I am not giving up yet!! There is always hope.

CreepinDeath

I would be furious if they released the second one already....but I guess I wouldn't mind a free one. Of course they could always UPDATE MY OLD ONE.

RamGia

C'mon, make my day !!!! I want one !!!

BB-Boy

I've got a Storm now & my upgrade isn't due until December so i was hoping it came out then...But June would be even better! lol

savagepike

Wow, I could finally get a Storm that works... hopefully.

spidey2400

Well, the Storm 1 still needs that OS upgrade but I am game to try out the Storm 2, especially for free!

peppy2ray

Its been said before, what year?

Xorphan

Oh my gosh, Thank you, I accept, thank you.

polorsport

So me and my family have had verizon for 15 years and former verizon wireless employee. I have been waiting for something to really shine. I jumped at the hype and chance to get a storm. While it is an ok phone. It is nowhere near what was expected. I could write an essay. But, I would love a chance at the new revision.

Thanks

Robert

taficke

The first storm is a huge disappointment. I feel cheated by Verizon! I need a replacement!

turtle1360

I could use a shiny new Blackberry...was holding out for the Tour, but a Storm 2 would do nicely....

scottyb30

Love it cant wait to see this bad boy

schrm8972

Storm 2 huh? Now wouldnt that be a hoot to win!

I have the first one running the .141 software which seems to be a good fix.. I wonder if they will start making a hybrid software that works on both the storm 1 and 2???

Demthios

Lets just hope it hits June 1st!! LOL

madeinhb

I'm looking forward to this version

jfunkmasterrockd

I haven't seen it but I know I want it!!! Let's go!

silvinoa

Hope it comes out in May!.... Wishful thinking ;)

GumbyIL

I had heard September so I went ahead and got a Storm 1 last weekend. About the only way I'd rush out and get a Storm II was if I got a free one from Crackberry.

So hook me up.

thirdeye

but I wouldn't mind upgrading to a Storm 2!

matrix2004

Awesome contest. Crackberry is by far the BEST Blackberry website.

Green2273

I dont know if I should want the storm 2 to come out to win something in this contest or should I hope that my storm 1 remains topical.

jam-kun

Storm 2 in June?!? Highly unlikely, but I'm in FTW if it pans out!

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