Engadget got their hands on the new BlackBerry Storm 2 codenamed the BlackBerry Odin. The device that they did the hands-on with had the OS locked down so they couldn’t give us a real insight into the software side of the device, or much about the new touchscreen features.
The big news that has been confirmed, is that RIM has abandoned the original Storm’s SurePress click-screen and gone with a traditional fixed capacitive display for the sequel. The new screen is rumored to include haptic feedback as well, but the locked device couldn’t be tested.
In terms of hardware, the device is confirmed to have a 3.2 megapixel camera with auto focus, a 3.5 mm headset jack, typical USB charger, and rubber soft keys on the sides of the handset. Across the bottom, the Storm’s traditional hard keys have been replaced with four softkeys on the display. The buttons are the standard call, end, back, and a BlackBerry key. The top has both the power and mute keys, just like the original Storm, with the entire device wrapped in plastic and a metal battery cover.