BlackBerry Storm 2 gets tear down to unveil new SurePress

Well it didn’t take long for someone to take the Storm 2 apart and check out the insides. After seeing a video describing the new screen technology in the Storm 2, we now have confirmation of what the insides look like.

As you can see from the above image, the Storm 2 seems to use the same technology as the Storm 1, only bigger and multiplied by 4. The original BlackBerry Storm touchscreen sat on top of a single contact point, which is relatively small. The Storm 2 has four contact points which are evenly distributed around the device. This explains how the multi-press system functions.

While it’s not obvious if the Piezo electricity technology described by the YouTuber is actually being used, we can see how the Storm 2 will react much differently than the first Storm.

One thing is for sure, we’re all looking forward to getting our hands on this device and testing the new touchscreen interface for ourselves.

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12 Responses to “BlackBerry Storm 2 gets tear down to unveil new SurePress”


  1. 1 Hunter Cheun

    Those look like electric nodes more than buttons for the piezo electric function.

  2. 2 BlackBerryCool (BlackBerry Cool)

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  6. 6 Gabriel

    So, who cares, it’s still as big a piece of shit as the last one, except with some extra crap added on for “wow” factor to get dummies to buy it! I’ve used it, and trust me, it’s total garbage. Black berry is at least 1 year behind everyone else in the industry. Remember, the next gen phones are right around the corner and they will be sporting cool ass stuff like OLED screens, interfaces that make sense and accelerated graphics (AKA smoothness) etc.

    The whole idea of a touchscreen that presses in is just some hokus-pokus bullshit and RIM knows it, but they know that idiots (which are most people) will buy into anything. In ten years we will probally see it on VH1 and laugh at it like we do these days at other “novel” ideas from the 80’s and beyond that never made it (like the robot that came with Nintendo).

  7. 7 Vincent Mac

    Oh no, again with the stupid buttons! This is a sad day.

  8. 8 CS

    I think those are electric nodes.

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