BlackBerry Storm 2, is the successor of the BlackBerry Storm 1 from Research In Motion (RIM). BlackBerry Storm2 retains all the good sides of BlackBerry Storm 1 and improved on most of its frustrating operations. Notable additions to BlackBerry Storm 2 is an improved touchscreen, Wi-Fi, more storage space with 2GB built-in memory, built-in GPS with A-GPS, and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. Like is customary with BlackBerry Phones, Blackberry Storm 2 features extensive messaging and connectivity features.
Like BlackBerry Storm 1, Storm 2 is available in two models: namely BlackBerry Storm 9520 and Storm 9550. Blackberry Storm 2 9520 replaces Storm 9500 and supports UMTS/HSDPA and quad-band GSM as well as EDGE/GPRS data networks. Blackberry Storm 9550 adds CDMA supporting dual-band CDMA/EVDO Rev A networks. BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 will succeed BlackBerry Storm 9530.
BlackBerry Storm 2 still retains the SurePress Touchscreen technology, but it is now enhanced to improve user experience. Storm 2’s display supports multi-touch, making it feel a lot more like a physical keyboard. As for physical spec the display is similar to BlackBerry Storm 1: 3.25 inch 360 x 480 pixels TFT scratch-resistant touchscreen with SurePress capacitive touchscreen eliminating the need for trackball.
Wi-Fi was absent in BlackBerry Storm 1, RIM added Wi-Fi to BlackBerry Storm 2, probably responding to consumer demand. RIM also increased the storage capacity of BlackBerry Storm 2. It now has 2GB of built-in memory card, 1GB more than available in BlackBerry Storm 1. The built-in flash memory was also doubled from 128MB to 256MB.
BlackBerry Storm 2 has an improved camera with image stabilization feature added. Like the original Blackberry Storm, Storm 2 features a built-in 3.2 megapixels camera with video capability. The camera offers features like Auto focus, 2X digital zoom, and auto flash.
Like most Blackberry devices, Blackberry Storm 9520 and Storm 9550 supports extensive business connectivity boasting of:
- corporate data access
- SMS/MMS messaging
- Bluetooth 2.0
- wireless email
- extensive email support
- USB 2.0
- Social networking
- Instant messaging
Blackberry Storm offers great mobile entertainment and is perfect for your music, games, and video. A 2 GB onboard memory and a 256MB flash memory is provided for your storage. Memory can be extended to up to 32GB via MicroSD memory. BlackBerry Storm 2 has built-in Media player supporting audio formats like AAC, AAC+, mp3, eAAC+, WMA, WMA ProPlus; and MPEG4, WMV, and H.263 video formats. You can download games, music, videos, and other contents; however, it may require buying a MicroSD datacard for your Blackberry Storm, if you want to make better use of some of these features like video recording.
Buy Memory card for your Blackberry Storm 2.
GPS navigation is also supported with A-GPS and Blackberry maps. Get turn-by-turn direction to specified addresses or points of interest.
Other features of Blackberry Storm 2:
- Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
- 3.5mm audio support
- video streaming
- Document reader (Word, PowerPoint)
- 280 hours standby time
- 6 hours minutes talk time
BlackBerry Storm 2 is now available in Nigeria.