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?



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.

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.....!!

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!


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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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?

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

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!

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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....

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!

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!

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 :)

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.

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

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)

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

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.

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

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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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

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 !

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 :)

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!

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....

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.

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! is the BEST!

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!

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!

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

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....

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

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...

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.


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.

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

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! :-)

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.

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

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 :)

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.



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???

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.

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.