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Leaked: BlackBerry Storm 2 9520 OS 5.0.0.428

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BBleaks have found the latest OS for the BlackBerry Storm 2 9520 and it’s available for download right now. I would hurry over and grab this because they tend to get yanked fairly quickly. If it does go down, help others find it by commenting a mirror link. Remember, this isn’t official so backup and don’t blame us for something going wrong. Thanks!

Download OS 5.0.0.428 for the BlackBerry Storm 2 9520.

Vlingo is now available for the BlackBerry Storm 2

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Vlingo has announced that they are available for the BlackBerry Storm 2. Right now, you can download Vlingo for Storm 2 and Storm 1 if you have upgraded to 5.0. If you have already paid for Vlingo Plus, you will get the premium features loaded on the new version automatically.

While it’s not yet up on App World, you can grab your copy from Vlingo themselves.

New elecite BlackBerry theme stasis available for Storm, Bold and Curve

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These elecite themes are getting better and better. The latest is called Stasis and it’s available for both the Storm and Storm2. All you have to do is make sure to download the 5.0 version of the theme.

This theme comes with 6 customizable icons, open and close hatch buttons and is full of animations. Even though it looks cluttered, the theme is very easy to navigate.

Like all elecite themes, Stasis is $6.99, and it’s available for the 8900, 9600, 9000, 9700, 85xx and 8350i.

Typing on the BlackBerry Storm 2 versus the Storm 9530

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In our first series of posts comparing the BlackBerry Storm 2 (Storm2) and the Storm 9530, we’re going to compare the relative typing experience.

I have been using a BlackBerry Storm for some time now, and while the typing experience is incredibly slow compared to something like the Bold, it’s not a fair comparison. A more fair comparison would be with the other touchscreen devices on the market.

Having used both devices for a while now, I thought I would put together a little video and some impressions about the relative typing experience on the Storm 9530 and the Storm2.
Click through to read more about the Storm2 versus the Storm 9530 typing experience

BlackBerry Storm2 Product Manager on Inside BlackBerry

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Former BlackBerry Cool EIC Douglas Soltys sat down with BlackBerry Storm2 Product Manager Yasser Mirza, to talk about the device and what went into it.

It must have been a nerve racking experience to be the manager in charge of developing the follow-up to the Storm 1. Even though many users liked the device, it got some really bad Internet mojo and RIM really needed a good followup.

My favorite part of the interview is where Yasser talks about how fast he can type on his Storm2. “I can actually type faster than a QWERTY keypad BlackBerry smartphone. No joke! I’ve clocked in typing “the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” at 10 seconds, which is 60wpm.” Apparently RIM employees are always doing speed trials.

Read more at Inside BlackBerry.

Verizon officially announces the BlackBerry Storm 2

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Verizon has finally announced the BlackBerry Storm 2. The device will be available beginning October 28th, and it will run you $179.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and a 2 year contract.

The BlackBerry Storm2 was rumored to be promoted with a Buy One Get One Free campaign but there is no mention of this in the press release. It’s possible that whoever put the marketing materials for the campaign, confused the 9550 and the 9530.

There are a couple of reasons why this launch may have been delayed. The BlackBerry Storm2 is rumored to have not passed technical acceptance at Verizon, as well as they have just released OS 5.0 for the Storm 9530 users. This means all Storm users, old and new, will at least be running the latest software.

See the official Verizon page for more details.