BlackBerry Storm 2 (aka 9550) detailed; AT&T Storm 2 “relatively soon”

Jul 13, 2009
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According to the Boy Genius Report, RIM's BlackBerry Storm 2 - the touchscreen follow-up to the original Storm launched back in November - will indeed include WiFi b/g along with EVDO Rev.A and 2100MHz UMTS (for roaming).  Known as the BlackBerry 9550, it will also be joined by the 9520, a version of the Storm 2 for GSM carriers AT&T and Rogers Wireless.

The BlackBerry Storm 9550 will also have a 3.2-megapixel camera, 360 x 480 capacitive touchscreen and use BlackBerry OS 5.0.  GSM/EDGE support will be quadband.

As for the GSM version, contrary to original expectations it will be a counterpart to the new 9550 model rather than the original, more controversial Storm.  While there's no release date for the Verizon handset, the GSM UMTS AT&T Storm 2 could arrive "relatively soon".

[Image via Engadget]


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