Verizon BlackBerry 9550 aka Storm 2 – What Do You Want To Know?

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Verizon Storm 2 - 9550

Although it seems like an eternity, the BlackBerry Storm has only been for sale for almost a year.  RIM went back and reworked with mechanics of their touch screen and cooked up a new(er) operating system. 

Now, we at BlackBerryCool.com have gotten our hands on a pre-released 9550.  Yes, the screen rebound is much better, thanks to the shortened travel distance, and we’re enjoying the more responsive keyboard.  Both of these aspects have been significantly improved. 

Instead of writing a review of a pre-release device, we’d like to know what burning questions you have about the device.  We’ll work to answer them.  Again, considering that this is a pre-release device, there are still bugs, quirks and gremlins clearly running wild. 

So drop us a line on what you’d like to know and we’ll do our best to answer your questions!

  • Justin

    The Storm 1′s camera is VERY, VERY laggy. How is the Storm 2′s?

  • Justin

    The Storm 1′s camera is VERY, VERY laggy. How is the Storm 2′s?

  • Justin

    The Storm 1′s camera is VERY, VERY laggy. How is the Storm 2′s?

  • Justin

    The Storm 1′s camera is VERY, VERY laggy. How is the Storm 2′s?

  • Justin

    The Storm 1′s camera is VERY, VERY laggy. How is the Storm 2′s?

  • EFT

    how is the battery performance; does piezo technology drain it quickly. will it last more than 24 hrs if you use it: the web/ email / texting/ calling features regularly?

  • Nick

    Anything new on release date

  • EFT

    how is the battery performance; does piezo technology drain it quickly. will it last more than 24 hrs if you use it: the web/ email / texting/ calling features regularly?

  • Nick

    Anything new on release date

  • Frank

    How is the browser? My Pearl is less than acceptable. Is it more usable and if so how?

  • Frank

    How is the browser? My Pearl is less than acceptable. Is it more usable and if so how?

  • NDonline

    As a Storm 1 owner, I assumed I would get better at typing on the touch screen much like I did on my iPod Touch, but after nearly a year I still am struggling to type out emails on my Storm 1.

    I’ve seen the YouTube clip of the Storm 2′s typing capabilities and it not only seems fast, the predictive text seems very accurate. How does it seem to work for you?

  • Chris

    Is the touch screen multi-touch like the iphone?

  • Chris

    Is the touch screen multi-touch like the iphone?

  • NDonline

    As a Storm 1 owner, I assumed I would get better at typing on the touch screen much like I did on my iPod Touch, but after nearly a year I still am struggling to type out emails on my Storm 1.

    I’ve seen the YouTube clip of the Storm 2′s typing capabilities and it not only seems fast, the predictive text seems very accurate. How does it seem to work for you?

  • Chris

    Is the touch screen multi-touch like the iphone?

  • Chris

    wifi?

  • Chris

    wifi?

  • jake

    is there a release date set.

  • jake

    is there a release date set.

  • jake

    is there a release date set.

  • M

    Is there a proximity sensor? If not, is there some mechanism to disable to screen while on a call WITHOUT having to manually press the “lock” button? Lastly, RELEASE DATE?!?!

  • M

    Is there a proximity sensor? If not, is there some mechanism to disable to screen while on a call WITHOUT having to manually press the “lock” button? Lastly, RELEASE DATE?!?!

  • VR

    my number one problem was the battery life!! Is it better on the storm two? and does the Storm 2 have localized touchscreen aka haptic technology?

  • VR

    my number one problem was the battery life!! Is it better on the storm two? and does the Storm 2 have localized touchscreen aka haptic technology?

  • ray

    Ok is the video camera the same as the storm 1? Id give anything for 30fps vga or qvga!

  • ray

    Ok is the video camera the same as the storm 1? Id give anything for 30fps vga or qvga!

  • Evan

    Is the OS more stable?

    I have the Storm and my two biggest peeves with it are the battery life (as others have asked) and the bugginess of the OS (lots of crashes, freezes, slow-downs, and stalls).

    For features, all I want incrementally is wifi.

    Now let’s see Verizon offer a way for us Storm 1 owners to upgrade at a reduced rate. Otherwise they’ll see us leaving Verizon in droves.

  • Evan

    Is the OS more stable?

    I have the Storm and my two biggest peeves with it are the battery life (as others have asked) and the bugginess of the OS (lots of crashes, freezes, slow-downs, and stalls).

    For features, all I want incrementally is wifi.

    Now let’s see Verizon offer a way for us Storm 1 owners to upgrade at a reduced rate. Otherwise they’ll see us leaving Verizon in droves.

  • Tom

    Is the gps locked by verizon still? Meaning can we use the gps via app’s and not rely on VZnavigator?

  • Tom

    Is the gps locked by verizon still? Meaning can we use the gps via app’s and not rely on VZnavigator?

  • Tom

    Is the gps locked by verizon still? Meaning can we use the gps via app’s and not rely on VZnavigator?

  • Luke

    What OS is that running and any thoughts on whether that will be the final OS?

  • Luke

    What OS is that running and any thoughts on whether that will be the final OS?

  • SR

    WIFI and Battery life

  • SR

    WIFI and Battery life

  • danielg

    1. Are there themes that have buttons that don’t touch? The solid wall of buttons gives me claustrophobia.

    2. Please give us a better browser before next summer. Why do we have Opera Mini instead of Opera Mobile?

    3. Any chance we’ll get a non-corded charger setup like the Pre? That is just so nice.

    4. Any way we can load the WebOS instead? :D

    5. Why can’t they get the thickness down – I mean, it’s not like it has a real keyboard.

    6. Will the initial price point match that of the TP2? I mean, a few weeks after introduction, we’re already at $200. And the pre, after only 5 months is free after rebate. Why don’t they just start giving the handsets away?

  • danielg

    1. Are there themes that have buttons that don’t touch? The solid wall of buttons gives me claustrophobia.

    2. Please give us a better browser before next summer. Why do we have Opera Mini instead of Opera Mobile?

    3. Any chance we’ll get a non-corded charger setup like the Pre? That is just so nice.

    4. Any way we can load the WebOS instead? :D

    5. Why can’t they get the thickness down – I mean, it’s not like it has a real keyboard.

    6. Will the initial price point match that of the TP2? I mean, a few weeks after introduction, we’re already at $200. And the pre, after only 5 months is free after rebate. Why don’t they just start giving the handsets away?

  • danielg

    1. Are there themes that have buttons that don’t touch? The solid wall of buttons gives me claustrophobia.

    2. Please give us a better browser before next summer. Why do we have Opera Mini instead of Opera Mobile?

    3. Any chance we’ll get a non-corded charger setup like the Pre? That is just so nice.

    4. Any way we can load the WebOS instead? :D

    5. Why can’t they get the thickness down – I mean, it’s not like it has a real keyboard.

    6. Will the initial price point match that of the TP2? I mean, a few weeks after introduction, we’re already at $200. And the pre, after only 5 months is free after rebate. Why don’t they just start giving the handsets away?

  • CodeRider

    How is the battery life. That was one reason I didn’t upgrade to one when they came out.

  • CodeRider

    How is the battery life. That was one reason I didn’t upgrade to one when they came out.

  • CodeRider

    How is the battery life. That was one reason I didn’t upgrade to one when they came out.

  • CodeRider

    How is the battery life. That was one reason I didn’t upgrade to one when they came out.

  • cj

    all i wanna know is when can i get 1? i love my Storm but this new 1 has the 1 thing mine is missing, more damn memory for apps!

  • Fred Alexander

    Will Storm 2 have WiFi? Will it be Verizon LTE compatible (VZ is rumored to be releasing their LTE overlay in 2010)?

  • Fred Alexander

    Will Storm 2 have WiFi? Will it be Verizon LTE compatible (VZ is rumored to be releasing their LTE overlay in 2010)?

  • cj

    all i wanna know is when can i get 1? i love my Storm but this new 1 has the 1 thing mine is missing, more damn memory for apps!

  • Fred Alexander

    Will Storm 2 have WiFi? Will it be Verizon LTE compatible (VZ is rumored to be releasing their LTE overlay in 2010)?

  • Thalux

    So what’s the touch feeling like? Is it close to a phisical keyboard? I mean, what happens when you press the screen with your finger?

  • Thalux

    So what’s the touch feeling like? Is it close to a phisical keyboard? I mean, what happens when you press the screen with your finger?