This time around it's the guys at phonearena that have their hands on a pre-release BlackBerry Storm 9550 and have given it a first look/preview. It's a little less glowing than some of the other 9550 first looks to date, but overall they come away with the viewpoint that it's a much improved BlackBerry Storm compared to the first generation device, but that the improved SurePress still isn't something that they're likely to "enjoy" using on a regular basis. They never stated what exact OS version the device was running nor what the CPR/hardware manufacture date was, but judging from the video I think both the hardware and OS are fairly old builds. The end key issue they talk about and bottom screen buttons sometimes not wanting to click is something I have yet to experience with the Storm 9550/9520s I have handled, so I don't think this will be an issue to worry about at all.
A new 5G BlackBerry Android smartphone with a keyboard will arrive in 2021
A new joint announcement from BlackBerry, OnwardMobility, and FIH Mobile lays out the plans for a new 5G BlackBerry Android smartphone with a physical keyboard to be brought to market in North America, and Europe within the first half of 2021.