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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.