By Chuong Nguyen | October 25, 2009 12:23 AM
The BlackBerry Storm2 with its piezo electric touchscreen technology will be launching for public consumption on October 28, but we have a review unit. Check out the video below.
The Storm2 is the second generation touchscreen BlackBerry, which replaces the flagship original Storm–a device that was met with mixed press reactions. It seems that the second-year model fixes many of the quirks presented in the original model, allowing users to change screen rotation quicker, open applications faster, and run the device without lag. The Storm2 is a refined version of the Storm and is the device that Research in Motion should had released originally. With improved hardware and software that is able to take advantage of the hardware, the Storm2 may be the perfect device for those who have longed for a great touchscreen BlackBerry.
Additionally, the Storm2 also has WiFi, a feature missing on the original Storm. For additional Storm2 details, please visit BlackBerry.
What is interesting is that while the Storm was Verizon Wireless’ flagship device, the Storm2 may be relegated to second place. The device’s launch date of October 28 will coincide with Verizon Wireless’ and Motorola’s press event for the upcoming Android-based Droid series of devices.
Be sure to stay tuned to pocketnow.com for the software tour and additional coverage of the Storm2.