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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hells yea that would be awesome to have the new storm released in june. but i agree it probably wont happen, but hey anythings possible.

Lol, this is a fun contest, I bet you guys already got word from some insider that it is not coming in June at all, but hey, there is always a chance!!!!

If we all pray for a June 1st release date our chances of that happening will be better.

Lets's go baby! I would love to get my hands on one.

I briefly help a storm and decide to return it and wait for things to get smoothed out a little. I would love to win one of these baby's!

I was one of those who returned the 1st storm, but if the storm 2 addresses some of the problems and enhances the overall quality of the device, then count me on board! I need this!

I never won anything in my life, this would blow all my friends away who own a Iphone, be the first kid on the block with this sweet toy, that be awesome :-), and let Iphone eat its heart out, hope it comes out in June.

Best of Luck to All!!!!

Joe

Well im hoping that RIM and Verizon dont neglect the first version of the Storm and still sends out updates. If not i guess ill be updating to the new version as soon as I can.

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I would love a replacement for my storm, although I must say with Lyricidal's latest hybrid, it's definitely a lot better than day one with .75.

probably nothing more than the storm 1 with wifi and 0S 5 and without the sure press - but i'll take one!

I am in, if they release it that is. I can't wait for the storm 2. I am hoping that it is better than the Storm 1, I am a proud storm owner and love the phone, however, it would be great to have a flawless one. Or at least one that doesnt have to reset every other day or so.

I never won anything in my life, this would blow all my friends away who own a Iphone, be the first kid on the block with this sweet toy, that be awesome :-), and let Iphone eat its heart out, hope it comes out in June.

Best of Luck to All!!!!

Joe

Well lets see if verizon releases it that quick. If do ill be amazed that crackberry.com wasn't on top of it until neat the end. Maybe because of the tour buzz going on these forums. If vzw really comes out with a storm 2 I don't know I ill be upgrading so quick. I happen to like surepress and if the new one. Doesn't have it is a big no-no. I love th storm. I've used bb curves on 3 different carriers and those things are junk and the bold isn't all that great either. I really don't give a damn about wifi. Evdo is plenty quick. So let's see his th second storm does. Maybe it'll be "the perfect storm "

Hahahahahahaha. The chances of Verizon making a deadline with the storm2 are very slim. But, I'll put my name in for a free storm, even though there is no chance it will happen.

Here's to hoping they fix some issues with the Storm2.

u kno its not coming out in june.. dats y ure having this contest.. anyways cross our fingers for a june 1 release!

The new storm model probably won't be out until right before winter hits, more than likely around September or October. The later launch will help remove any problems and by then kids will probably want it for school and such. And it had better not be as buggy as my storm.

Surely it will not be called "Storm 2". Talk about alienating probably the largest customer base VZW and RIM have.

I would like a storm 2, Bring the rain, Lightning and wind double and what do you get Storm 2...

Please Blackberry God in RIM heaven let the Storm 2 be released in June so that some of us Storm owners will be able to jump for joy!

Thanks!

I'm not sure what you base your picks on, but I REALLY WANT A STORM 2.... UNLESS ITS WORSE THAN the STORM 1!?!?! Hopefully it will be running OS 10.0... Ha ha! Nah, I'll settle for 5.0.

:) Pick me.

I'm glad I already bought the Storm already because I think it will be in August but hears hoping for a new one!

i'm eager to get some wifi action going on. the speeds ought to be so much faster. and the storm 1's radio doesn't always seem that great.

I'm thinking it'll be closer to none than thirty. If it isn't out in June, how about another contest. Who can guess the release date. June would be crazy, but mid August look out!

I'm so glad to know that RIM dedicated their efforts to putting a new Storm 2 out on the market so soon instead of trying to improve the piece of garbage OS running on the current Storm. I can't wait to switch to the Tour because it appears that RIM just gave up on the current Storm.

My first Blackberry was the Storm, it would only be right if my 2nd Blackberry was the Blackberry Storm 2.

I guess the first storm was really that bad for RIM to launch a second one this quick....especially for Verizon. Can't wait!!!!

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as much as i would like this it is very unlikely for this to happen. after waiting in line to buy my storm for an hour on November 28th I would love to trade it in for the new phone.

Really guys when did the last one come out. I am holding on to my bold am sorry, don't even know or use half the features on it yet.

i think its really funny that we are all scrambling for a fone that we really dont know anything about. oh well when in rome lol

i Know it is a longshot for it to make release before July. But Im hoping it does!

Thanks for the up and coming interesting month!

dennis

Just got the Storm 1 and love it. E-mail works great and haven't had any problem with the phone or the web pages. Looking forward to the Storm 2.

My storm was the first phone I paid for by myself and it gets replaced in less then 6 months. I want the new one for free!

I WILL WIN THE SECOND GEN BLACKBERRY STORM!
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Now, I can get behind a free Storm 2. I'd be hard pressed to shell my money out on another with concerns about my Storm 1.

I dont know how I feel about them releasing it this early. I hope they have an update plan for those that have the first gen storm. Also it better be a significant differences between the two.

Count me in if it happens. I give it a 20% chance of coming out.

But I bet the Storm 2 will be out long before we have a new OS for our Storm 1, the Blackberry that almost is

That would be amazing... but I also am not very convinced about a release before july... but if it does come out... i'd love to have one!

I love my storm, but can't wait to see what they come up with next! Now if only Verizon will get us an OS update for Storm 1 I'd be happy...

I just don't see a June release!!! But if for some strange reason pigs start flying count me in CB!

I'd rather win a BlackBerry TOUR, but if my entry gets picked, I'll happily accept a BB STORM 2 !!

- CB

KEEP ON CRACKIN'

Hello,

I currently have a Curve by Verizon. I almost chose the Storm but it was too expensive. I love the Curve but would love to have a Storm 2!

Thank you,
Maureen

I planned on submitting a video for the first contest but I made a fatal mistake. I made a video of my events for the day and it went as follows...

I had consumed a bunch of pies for lunch and afterwards I decided I wanted to go for a 32 km run (that's right I'm from Canada and we use kilometers) when I got side tracked. I was going to get 6 tattoos done of that new BlackBerry Storm and other related symbols so I went to the local tattoo parlour to discover they were hosting a chocolate pudding wrestling match. I entered and I won but my opponent wasn't too pleased so after I got my tattoos he showed up with a paintball gun and blasted me with a whole pile of paintballs. I tried to cover myself with my trusty CrackBerry quilt but it wasn't helping so I decided to run. I ran and ran until I ran 32 km and I felt safe but something was missing. I had to get rid of my old Palm Treo because it was driving me nuts. I went in my garage and used my powertools to bust it up good. It was turning out to be a wicked video but I made a huge mistake. When I went to visit my buddy at the airfield he wanted to toss my Palm Treo out of the B-52 Bomber he was flying. I told him I already detroyed my Palm so he said he has to toss something out so he used my video camera.

And that's why there's no video to prove all of this. I guess you'll have to take my word for it. Maybe I can snag me a Storm 2 as a consolation prize.

No way!! I'll guess the 1st of the year.. maybe as early as Nov. to hit the Xmas sale time... There's still a lot of bad blood with the 1st version.. the sooner the better..

I had my bb stolen like a month ago and have been using a crappy lg env (original). It depresses me to text and attempt to function with this dumb phone. Please crackberry spare me and send me the storm 2 to fill the void left by my storm1.

I could use a Storm 2, but make it work better than the Storm. The Storm is a disaster and Verizon is very picky!!!!

Arghhhh just bought Storm 1 a few days ago, loving it and I will be looking foward to Storm 2. Hopefully there will be a lot of improvement.

I feel really bad for my best friend. He just got the Storm. He loves it, but he's already spent the money....I happen to think the click-screen is pretty cool once you get used to it.

Given the track record for release dates and stuff im sure not gonna hold my breath but who knows... pigs could fly!! Heres hoping, i mean storm 1 couldnt get any worse.

quite the risky contest, crackberry. good luck all :) and hurry up and release this thing verizon!!!!

I love it!!!! If a Storm 2 comes out in June, I will do whatever to upgrade because I'm sure I'll love that too!!!

from the old lady,
bjg526

My contract is up in july.. and I have been wanting a storm.. SOOOOOOO guess I will get me a storm 2!! YEEEHAWW and a free one at that... PLEEEEEEEASE

Pick me pick me pick me, I really think the big V should man up and give all poor storm owners
A storm 2

OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!! I have to have this phone!!!!!! PLEASE GIVE IT TO ME!!!!!! I spend hella time on this site and I sign up for stuff all the time and have to have the worse luck ever. GIVE IT TO ME!!!! LOL

Please let me win so I can smash my storm one and wait another 8 months for an OS update for the storm 2. on second thought why don't you just kick me i the balls.

I would love to win a Storm 2. I can't believe they may be getting rid of the surepress screen though. I really like that feature.

I'd like to have a storm 2 because I think they may have finally fixed the problems with #2 that they had with #1

Just moved cross country and had to move from my local cell carrier to the flying red V. A 7100 owner for years, I'd love a more reliable version of the apparently buggy storm. Dig it

I have read many reviews on the Storm 1, and frankly, I really like my Storm. June is too early, July is not enough time so I hope it is launched when ready. - Holiday season '09.

Thanks Crackberry!!

I was really excited about the Storm and almost bought one until I saw the reviews. Based on the preliminary reviews, this BB will meet my expectation if the software kinks are worked out. Can't wait!!!!

I don't think we'll see the Storm 2 before July. However, I know that if I don't leave a comment, it'll come out earlier and I'll have no chance at all of getting one.

I am totally excited about the Storm 2...my storm and I are practically
INSEPARABLE! The concept of getting a newer, sleek version is exciting. Please pick me!

I'll be shocked if Verizon can move this to market in June, but trying out a free Storm 2 sounds good to me

I cant believe i finaly WON something and a STORM 2 No Less Thanks Crackberry LOL yeaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh

Hoping for a July release that be perfect for me! i can switch over to verizon on July 1st and get the storm 2!!

I passed on Storm 1 so if the reviews are right and this will be "so much better" than the first id love to get my hands on one. Here's hoping for a June 1st release date!

A June release would be great, but I am thinking realistically its July/August, maybe even later. I hope for June (crosses fingers)

It would be great to win a Storm 2.

But, not sure if I'd upgrade yet as there have been no OS updates for Storm 1 yet. Interesting to see how this plays out.

I'd love to see it, but from Verizon? The guys who still operate their telecom biz like it's 1974? These guys don't understand the meaning of "perfect is the enemy of good enough". We still can't even get an official firmware upgrade. If it happens, I'll be stunned and maybe I'll recover in time to find out that I won a Storm 2! Thanks Crackberry.

pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee pick meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

This short poem by Leopold seems appropriate for this contest! :3 (P.S. I would love a Storm to replace my dinky Pearl! >:P)

"In June, as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day.
No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them." - Aldo Leopold

What the heck....I'll bite...

a June release goes against everything those "in the know" have told us will happen....

Oh man, winning this would totally ease the pain of having my Storm be old news under a year after getting it! Pleaaaaaaase?

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