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    Thumbs up BlackBerry Storm 2: the official unofficial hands-on


    image courtesy of engadget


    The guys over at Engadget have had their hands on the new Storm 2, and here are some of the findings they did on the new device

    RIM's abandoned the original Storm's SurePress click-screen and gone with a traditional fixed capacitive display for the sequel.
    Unfortunately, the Verizon-branded dual-mode GSM / CDMA unit that they played with has a bug preventing them from getting past the license screen, so for now, is unknown what OS build will be running, my guess and hopes are 5.0.

    The Storm 2's sleeker style and more heft combined with the newly-stable screen collaborate to make everything feel a wee bit higher end than the original.

    The display is a capacitive number, and it's definitely not SurePress, at least in the traditional sense; there's nary a click to be found. In fact, it behaves rather like the iPhone's screen as far as scrolling and even texture of the surface is concerned.

    3.2 megapixel camera with auto focus, a 3.5 mm headset jack, typical USB charger, and run of the mill soft keys on the sides of the handset.

    Across the bottom, the Storm's keys have been replaced with four softkeys on the display proper for call, end, back, and a BlackBerry key.

    The top has both the power and mute keys with the entire thing wrapped lovingly in plastics with some metal trim on the edges and a metal battery cover.

    That's all we have for now, but for sure we will have more sooner.


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    Ha and you guys all doubted me when I said the screen had gone the way of the iPhone :AR15firing:

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73
    Ha and you guys all doubted me when I said the screen had gone the way of the iPhone :AR15firing:
    Hey just bc the iPhone is touch and this is now touch, doesn't make it like the iPhone lol sorry had to say that but sounds promising!

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    Nice fine E I just saw this and was coming over to post it. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiefler07 View Post
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    Hey just bc the iPhone is touch and this is now touch, doesn't make it like the iPhone lol sorry had to say that but sounds promising!
    What I said was the prototypes witnessed by a source of mine DID NOT HAVE A CLICK TO IT. So if it no longer has the click screen and it's just capacitive touch, I'm all ears has to how the input method differs from the iPhone. The only difference would be if the phone gets released with haptic feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmtenney View Post
    Nice fine E I just saw this and was coming over to post it. LOL
    Stay out of here Bryan, Stiefler and I are battling to the death on this LMAO

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    Stay out of here Bryan, Stiefler and I are battling to the death on this LMAO
    OK OK sorry! By the way J can I forward a PM from Stiefler where he told me to "search" isn't that a no no LMAO

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmtenney View Post
    OK OK sorry! By the way J can I forward a PM from Stiefler where he told me to "search" isn't that a no no LMAO
    I'm just playing around I like to get him riled up around his nap time lol

    Oh yes please do send me that PM :cop:

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    :walks away slowly:

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    Stay out of here Bryan, Stiefler and I are battling to the death on this LMAO
    Alright, easy now boys

    On a side note, so many good things are floating around about storm2, I can't wait!!!!

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    I think it will still be different slightly than iphone's touch, cause that's what makes storm "storm"... it may be a lighter click or some sort of feedback, but may be not pronounced click as now

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    Quote Originally Posted by olta777 View Post
    Alright, easy now boys

    On a side note, so many good things are floating around about storm2, I can't wait!!!!
    Thanks Olta, just needed a woman's touch to slap us boys back in place.

    And I agree, I can't wait to get my paws on Storm 2!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    Thanks Olta, just needed a woman's touch to slap us boys back in place.

    And I agree, I can't wait to get my paws on Storm 2!!!!!
    I would love to get my hands on a pre-production one!!! They couldn't get it to work? Just send it to me and I will make it work

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    Quote Originally Posted by olta777 View Post
    I think it will still be different slightly than iphone's touch, cause that's what makes storm "storm"... it may be a lighter click or some sort of feedback, but may be not pronounced click as now
    Even if the screen is like the iPhone it will still be a BB and that's all that matters

    RIM if you are listening feel free to send a beta unit of the Storm 2 I will be happy to be one of your testers

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    Quote Originally Posted by olta777
    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    Stay out of here Bryan, Stiefler and I are battling to the death on this LMAO
    Alright, easy now boys

    On a side note, so many good things are floating around about storm2, I can't wait!!!!
    If my source is not telling me lies and the prototype he has isn't a "made in china" this device will be a big boom, I'll see if can get a video wich I doubt but I'll try my best.
    He saw Brett's post about the release sooner than we expect and he said is true...
    BTW B I beat you this time too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    Even if the screen is like the iPhone it will still be a BB and that's all that matters

    RIM if you are listening feel free to send a beta unit of the Storm 2 I will be happy to be one of your testers
    Exactly!!! It's all in the name!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ealvnv View Post
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    If my source is not telling me lies and the prototype he has isn't a "made in china" this device will be a big boom, I'll see if can get a video wich I doubt but I'll try my best.
    He saw Brett's post about the release sooner than we expect and he said is true...
    BTW B I beat you this time too.
    You beat me on what? Sorry, a little slow after a night shift

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    Quote Originally Posted by olta777 View Post
    You beat me on what? Sorry, a little slow after a night shift
    I think he was referring to Brett

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    I think he was referring to Brett
    Oh, I see...I am going to quiet down


    Ok, back on topic
    Last edited by olta777; 05-21-2009 at 03:01 PM.

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    I just watched the video of the hands-on and I think he couldn't get the ok to work, cause it STILL CLICKS and he didn't :lmao: :lmao:

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