There can be no doubt that the BlackBerry Storm 2 is headed to Verizon; the head of this wireless carrier has already committed to it. But a new report says it’s also on the way to AT&T.
According to information that has leaked out on this upcoming model, the Storm 2 will greatly resemble the current model, but with a few enhancements, most notably the addition of Wi-Fi.
The BlackBerry 9550 is expected to be released by Verizon by the end of this year, and unconfirmed reports say the release could be very soon. This will be a worldphone, with support for both CDMA networks and GSM ones when roaming outside of the U.S., and it will include both EV-DO and HSDPA.
AT&T and Vodafone will reportedly release a slightly different version, the BlackBerry 9520, designed to run on GSM networks, including 3G. When this model will hit the market is not yet known.
A Preview of the BlackBerry Storm 2
RIM hasn’t officially announced a second-generation Storm, but a number of images of it have leaked out, and many details on it, too.
One of the major features of the original Storm, its clickscreen, may be missing from the follow-up. According to one report, the display will still be a touchscreen, but this will no longer mover when pressed on. In addition, the buttons below the display now seem to be integrated into the touchscreen.
It will supposedly include BlackBerry OS 5.x, instead of the OS 4.x in the original.
There is no word yet on what the BlackBerry Storm 2 will cost, and many other details on this model are also unconfirmed. Still, like its predecessor, it’s expected to have Bluetooth, GPS, and a microSD card slot.
Source: Boy Genius Report