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BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 gets previewed: plenty of rough edges

BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 gets previewed: plenty of rough edges

Just how many pre-production BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 handsets are there out there, waiting to be previewed ahead of the touchscreen handset's release?  We don't know the answer to that, but phoneArena obviously have one since they've just pushed out a preview of their own.  In it, they praise the Storm 2 for its much improved keyboard, but scold it for its dodgy stability, poor camera performance and "gimmicky" SurePress.

BlackBerry Storm 2 piezo touchscreen tech detailed [Video]

BlackBerry Storm 2 piezo touchscreen tech detailed [Video]

One of the most eagerly anticipated elements of the upcoming BlackBerry Storm 2 is its new touchscreen, which is promised to address the disappointing display of its predecessor.  Details of the new panel have now been revealed, courtesy of a freshly-unearthed YouTube video; it apparently uses a piezo-electronic layer that can recognize touch-pressure at multiple simultaneous points rather than the single, central hardware button of the first-gen Storm.

The benefit is not just multiple points of touch recognition with the same tactile response as the first-gen Storm, but that it reacts quicker because the piezo system is electronic rather than physical.  There are also no dead-spots - such as the corners on the Storm, which were always tougher to press - and the display physically locks itself hard when shut-off and then softens when turned on.

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BlackBerry Storm 2 gets hands-on

BlackBerry Storm 2 gets hands-on

RIM's BlackBerry Storm 2 may not have been confirmed by the company themselves yet, but that hasn't stopped the handset showing up in the wild more than once.  Now Engadget have had an opportunity to spend more than a few flighty seconds with the touchscreen follow-up; turns out, RIM have listened to criticism and dumped SurePress, replacing it with a more standard capacitive touchscreen.

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Blackberry Storm 2 due in September, has WiFi

Blackberry Storm 2 due in September, has WiFi

According to a source very close to the issue, Verizon has given the go for RIM to release the BlackBerry Storm 2 in September of this year. The followup to the groundbreaking Storm that was released last year as the first touchscreen Blackberry, SlashGear has been told that the new Storm 2 addresses one of the biggest criticisms of the first smartphone and of Verizon devices in general, in that it will support WiFi.

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