Rumors, rumors everywhere. Last week the word all over was that the Storm 2 would (hopefully) launch by the end of June (or maybe July). Wishing it to be true but his gut telling him otherwise, to that end Kevin announced CrackBerry's Storm 2 contest. In yesterday's podcast where we caught up on a bunch of devices and release rumors, we concluded it could easily be another six months before Storm 2 would hit. It just wouldn't make sense for Verizon to release it much less than a year earlier than Storm 1. And it looks like that speculation is a bit more official. As it turns out, Reuters has reported that Lowell McAdam of Verizon stated in a webcast today:
"Over the next six months or so you will see devices like Palm Pre and a second generation Storm," on the Verizon Wireless network.
Still, nothing is set in stone, and over the next six months does it mean it could be sooner than later... but we will see what pans out. Hopefully sooner. And I guess it sounds like Verizon may be offering up the Palm Pre at some point as well. I wonder what will be the bigger seller in 2010 for Big Red.. Storm 2 or a VZW Palm Pre?
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.