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BlackBerry Storm 2 gets tear down to unveil new SurePress

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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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RIM drops SurePress on BlackBerry Storm 2 - great pics included

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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.
Click through for video, hardware details and a gallery of great Storm 2 pics

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RIM wins “Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough” for SurePress

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Although the SurePress technology has gotten some bad feedback in the blogosphere, you have to admit that it is a unique solution to touchscreen typing. This past Tuesday at the Global Mobile Awards in Barcelona, RIM’s SurePress won Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough. Some in the blogosphere are saying that RIM won because it is such a big sponsor and the cash bought it the award. I say: “tell me what should have won then.”

Apple app store? Old news.
LBS apps? Too broad to give to one company.
Android? The apps haven’t blown me away or anything.

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