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RIM BlackBerry Storm 2 Reviews

By on November 18, 2009

blackberry-storm-2With the new BlackBerry Storm 2, the Research In Motion has tried to resolve all the issues that were associated with the first touch screen handset, the RIM BlackBerry Storm. The improvements are quite evident in Storm 2. The Storm 2 does a better job when it comes to combination of touch screen and better user interface.

There are a number of additional features that were missing on its predecessor such as Wi-Fi, stable system (the Storm has number of issues with its unstable OS), double memory, and additional smartphone features. But that doesn’t’ mean that Storm 2 has easy life ahead. It will definitely face tough competition from the likes of Samsung Omnia 2 and Motorola Droid, which offer better Web browsing experience. The Storm 2 is available via Verizon Wireless for $179.99 with two-year service contract and $100 mail-in rebate.

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At 4.4×2.4×0.5 inches, the Storm 2 borrows its design features from its predecessor and both the devices almost look like clones at first glance. The Storm 2 weighs just 5.6 ounces and there are a number of subtle design features such as chrome ring around its edges in place of silver ring of its predecessor. The keys on both left and right spine are provided with soft touch finish, which is similar to that of the BlackBerry Curve 8250. These controls include a programmable key, volume rocker and another customizable key.

The Storm 2 features a 3.2-inch touch sensitive display that has resolution of 480×360. The handset has internal accelerometer and uses proximity sensor, which locks the display to stop accidental presses, when you are attending a call.

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The BlackBerry Storm 2 runs on BlackBerry’s OS 5.0, which offers number of improvements such as faster Web Browsing courtesy faster JavaScript, adobe flash player support, CSS processing, and number of widgets. The most notable features of Storm 2 are stereo Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity, Visual Voice Mail, integrated GPS, voice dialing, speed dial, speakerphone. The e-mail options include support for POP3 and IMAP4 accounts, support for IBM’s Lotus Domino, Microsoft Exchange Server, and Novell GroupWise. You can also open and edit Word documents, Excel files, PowerPoint Presentations, and PDF files. You can store your files on the 2GB of onboard memory.

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  • logan

    great unlocked phone. don’t drop calls. i got this and the new tour, definately like this 9550 better. fast processor, i like the email. touch screen is way better than the first. i got a few off of gsmauthority.com and they are great. they get a lot of flack but i’m happy with them. 2 thumbs up