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!

  • 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?

  • ric

    How is the REAL weight of Storm 2?

  • ric

    How is the REAL weight of Storm 2?

  • Sam K

    How come they didn’t opt for a higher resolution screen or camera in the Storm 2? I would have liked to have seen a 800 x 480 screen with a 5 megapixel camera. When the “average” consumer compares the Storm 1 and Storm 2, there won’t see an improvement in the specs so when the Storm 2 comes out, they’ll wonder why they should pay more for the Storm 2 when the Storm 1 was on sale for $50.

  • Sam K

    How come they didn’t opt for a higher resolution screen or camera in the Storm 2? I would have liked to have seen a 800 x 480 screen with a 5 megapixel camera. When the “average” consumer compares the Storm 1 and Storm 2, there won’t see an improvement in the specs so when the Storm 2 comes out, they’ll wonder why they should pay more for the Storm 2 when the Storm 1 was on sale for $50.

  • CB

    How is the application memory? Is there more of it? What are some of the reasons trading up for the new Storm? Is it worth the money? I love my Storm 9530.

  • CB

    How is the application memory? Is there more of it? What are some of the reasons trading up for the new Storm? Is it worth the money? I love my Storm 9530.

  • Beeve

    Will it load and run apps from the memory card? How fast is processor? How much usable memory?

  • Beeve

    Will it load and run apps from the memory card? How fast is processor? How much usable memory?

  • artie

    Will it ever make it to Sprint?

  • artie

    Will it ever make it to Sprint?

  • Rich

    Release date is Oct 25th.

  • Rich

    Release date is Oct 25th.

  • Rich

    Release date is Oct 25th.

  • Rich

    This was by my company’s verizon rep btw

  • Rich

    This was by my company’s verizon rep btw

  • Rich

    This was by my company’s verizon rep btw

  • no1doc

    Application memory! How much and can it run apps from the SD card without some 3rd party hack? That, in my opinion, is the biggest shortcoming of the first Storm!

  • no1doc

    Application memory! How much and can it run apps from the SD card without some 3rd party hack? That, in my opinion, is the biggest shortcoming of the first Storm!

  • C.A

    My main two problems with my 9530 is the fact that it crashes a lot I really hope that is improved in the 9550 and two I hate the small amount of app memory I would love to be able to run apps from the memory card or at least be able to run them off the 1gb internal memory I have never used it on my phone

  • C.A

    My main two problems with my 9530 is the fact that it crashes a lot I really hope that is improved in the 9550 and two I hate the small amount of app memory I would love to be able to run apps from the memory card or at least be able to run them off the 1gb internal memory I have never used it on my phone

  • C.A

    My main two problems with my 9530 is the fact that it crashes a lot I really hope that is improved in the 9550 and two I hate the small amount of app memory I would love to be able to run apps from the memory card or at least be able to run them off the 1gb internal memory I have never used it on my phone

  • SRATM

    is there a lanyard loop/hole on the storm 2? The Tour and Bold have them, but the Storm 1 doesn’t.

  • SRATM

    is there a lanyard loop/hole on the storm 2? The Tour and Bold have them, but the Storm 1 doesn’t.

  • SRATM

    is there a lanyard loop/hole on the storm 2? The Tour and Bold have them, but the Storm 1 doesn’t.

  • John

    What I want to know is why Verizon is getting this and Sprint isnt?

  • John

    What I want to know is why Verizon is getting this and Sprint isnt?

  • John

    What I want to know is why Verizon is getting this and Sprint isnt?

  • tritan

    The touch screen push in at all or more soild feel like the iphone?

  • tritan

    The touch screen push in at all or more soild feel like the iphone?

  • tritan

    The touch screen push in at all or more soild feel like the iphone?

  • http://www.helpforhomeschools.com/ Gordon Marie

    I sure hope that they get the new version correct. The storm 1 was a long way from where it needed to be.

  • http://www.helpforhomeschools.com Gordon Marie

    I sure hope that they get the new version correct. The storm 1 was a long way from where it needed to be.

  • Storm 1

    it seem that if you had your hand on a new 9550 you would you would show a newer pics (10:54pm July 7th), just 1 mans thought. to the point.. will the 9550 be able to run apps from the card or be just like storm 1, low memory? when will you get back with answers?

  • Storm 1

    it seem that if you had your hand on a new 9550 you would you would show a newer pics (10:54pm July 7th), just 1 mans thought. to the point.. will the 9550 be able to run apps from the card or be just like storm 1, low memory? when will you get back with answers?

  • rtd

    is there flick scrolling?

  • rtd

    is there flick scrolling?

  • Rick D.

    Does it use the same battery as Storm 1?

  • Rick D.

    Does it use the same battery as Storm 1?

  • Scott

    Will the 9520 (GSM version) Storm 2 ever release for Tmobile USA?

  • Scott

    Will the 9520 (GSM version) Storm 2 ever release for Tmobile USA?

  • Inno

    Does it automatically prefer wi-fi and switch near a hotspot it knows? Can it make voice calls over the wifi? Is it smarter, faster, better when you change the orientation?

  • Inno

    Does it automatically prefer wi-fi and switch near a hotspot it knows? Can it make voice calls over the wifi? Is it smarter, faster, better when you change the orientation?

  • erik

    So much for answering the questions, I guess. I don’t see any responses.

  • erik

    So much for answering the questions, I guess. I don’t see any responses.

  • erik

    So much for answering the questions, I guess. I don’t see any responses.

  • erik

    So much for answering the questions, I guess. I don’t see any responses.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ Kyle

    Thanks to everyone who wrote in. We’re compiling these questions and will be rolling out some of the answers as we get closer to launch.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com Kyle

    Thanks to everyone who wrote in. We’re compiling these questions and will be rolling out some of the answers as we get closer to launch.

  • Jordan

    When is the release date?